Readership: Students and scholars of peace studies, ethics, philosophy, religion, politics, and international relations.
Daniel Philpott, Associate Professor of Political Science and Peace Studies, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame
Daniel Philpott is Associate Professor of Political Science and Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, where he is affiliated with the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. His books include Revolutions in Sovereignty, God's Century, The Politics of Past Evil, and Strategies of Peace.
"The book draws on religious traditions to construct a framework that it claims could be applied to ethnoreligious conflicts. The strength of the book, therefore, is its attempt to bridge the divide between the religious and the secular, with Philpott challenging perceptions that deep fissures exist between different religious practices by illustrating their congruence. This attempt to reconcile different religious values has inherent value as it expands the discourse on using alternative methods in transitional justice." - Ambika Satkunanathan, International Journal of Transitional Justice
"Hence iJust and Unjust Peacer stands apart from most other works discussing religion in relation to peacebuilding, be this in terms of
belief, through organised communities or the exercise of leadership. ... It is to Philpott's credit that he manages to develop a coherent and well structured argument ... As expected from works published by Oxford University Press, iJust and Unjust Peacer is a high calibre publication in terms of both the analysis presented and writing style. Indeed Philpott's writing is one of the most appealing aspects with both style and rhetoric demonstrating the author's particularly measured voice. This rendered the book a real pleasure to read, akin to sitting down to a friendly yet intense, lengthy and insightful discussion. It is not something to skim through quickly but neither should it be." - M.K. Flynn, Peacebuilding, Routledge
"...a significant work." -
Chris Purnell, Ethical Record
"a wonderful book ... this is [Philpott's] finest statement on religious peace-building to date." - John D. Brewer, Times Higher Education
"'What is justice in the wake of large-scale injustice?' Philpott asks. 'That is the central question of this book.' The answer for him is deeper and richer than that found in most works on the subject ... Just and Unjust Peace is a book of optimism, of hope, of insistently seeing the glass as half full. Humane but not fatuous or sappy, it is the exit ramp off Apocalypse Highway. One wants Philpott to be right, and wishes him the best in his peacemaking efforts." - The New Republic
"The value of Philpott's detailed mapping of concepts of
reconciliation in Judaism, Christianity and Islam is not merely to expand the applicability of his ethic but also to add important layers of complexity to his account ... the power of Just and Unjust Peace is to illustrate that in the aftermath of large-scale political violence, "not entirely fair" may be the best that we can doand it is much preferable to all other alternatives." - Timothy Renick, Christian Century
Part One: Reconciliation as a Concept of Justice
Chapter One: Whose Justice?
Chapter Two: The Basic Standards of Justice
Chapter Three: The Wounds of Political Injustice
Chapter Four: Reconciliation as a Concept of Justice
Chapter Five: Is Reconciliation Fit for Politics?
Part Two: Religion and Reconciliation
Chapter Six: Is Religion Fit For Reconciliation?
Chapter Seven: Reconciliation in the Jewish Tradition
Chapter Eight: Reconciliation in the Christian Tradition
Chapter Nine: Reconciliation in the Islamic Tradition
Part Three: Practicing Political Reconciliation
Chapter Ten: Four Practices: Building Institutions for Social Justice, Acknowledgment, Reparations, and Apology
Chapter Eleven: Punishment
Chapter Twelve: Forgiveness