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.
"...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
"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