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The attainment of justice through restoration, not litigation: The subjective road to reconciliation

Estrada-Hollenbeck, Mica
June 4, 2015

Source: (2001) In Reconciliation, Justice, and Coexistence: Theory & Practice, ed. Mohammed Abu-Nimer, pp. 65-85. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books

Estrada-Hollenbeck seeks to identify processes that resolve conflicts in a just manner and lead to reconciliation, not merely to temporary suspension of violence. Toward this end, she examines social science conceptions of justice, legalistic justice, limitations to a legalistic approach to justice, restorative justice, and conflict resolution approaches that promote restorative justice. Her argument is that conflict resolution processes that promote restorative justice rather than legalistic justice are more likely to lead to reconciliation.


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