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Nodal Governance and Restorative Justice.

Shearing, Clifford
June 4, 2015

Source: (2005) Article submitted to Theoretical Criminology. Downloaded 14 September 2005.

Our argument is that restorative justice values are expressed in varied ways
through different institutional arrangements and technologies. In other words, there is
a range of governance forms that serve to push forward a restorative agenda. In
developing this argument we will examine the ways in which corporate forms of
governance can be seen to realize the restorative focus on future-oriented, nonretributive
and self-directed problem solving. We will then examine two “local
capacity governance” initiatives in South Africa and Argentina that function to
harness the knowledge, capacities and resources of very poor communities in
furtherance of peaceful collective living. (excerpt)


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