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- Editor: Polity Press; Edición: New (7 de octubre de 2002)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0745628362
- ISBN-13: 978-0745628363
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Beyond Retribution: Seeking Justice in the Shadows of War (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 7 oct 2002
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"Rama Mani's engaging book is a fine combination of arguments on the theory of justice and an assessment of practical problems in building a new society from the ruins of war and conflicts. It is "practical reason" par excellence."Professor Amartya Sen, Master, Trinity College, Cambridge
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Today s wars leave a crippling legacy of deprivation and suffering, of physical and structural injustice, long after they submit to peaceful resolution. Survivors of war must find ways to live with the stultifying injustices littering their past and haunting their present acts of discrimination and violence committed before, during and even after conflict. Confronting the vexed challenge of re-marrying peace with justice out of the morass of war s injustices is the complex but imperative task facing post-conflict societies and the international community today. Using current examples from conflicts around the world, ranging from Africa and Asia to Latin America and Eastern Europe, it argues for a holistic and integrated approach to justice after conflict. It proposes that we must address all three dimensions of injustice embedded in conflict symptom, consequence and cause, and that subsequently we must rebuild all three dimensions of justice legal, rectificatory and distributive, in the aftermath. This timely book explores the difficulties and dilemmas confronted on the ground in restoring these, and concludes with pragmatic recommendations for dealing with such challenges of rebuilding peace with justice after contemporary conflicts. This well-argued book will prove a valuable resource for students and professionals in the fields of peacebuilding, justice theory, international relations and politics.Ver Descripción del producto
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Mani focuses on eight "post-conflict societies primarily in Africa and Latin America," countries after war, these include: El Salvador, Haiti, Namibia, Mozambique, Cambodia, Rwanda, South Africa and Guatemala, with brief mentions of Yugoslavia and Ethiopia (pg 19). Her main argument is that after war in impoverished and developing countries like these, justice has to be restored. She asserts that justice is NOT a consequence of war, but rather a SYMPTOM of war (in which she'll go into detail about how injustice contributes to provoking and sparking conflict) (pg 5). And in order to restore justice in these countries, the three interrelated dimensions of justice (1) legal justice/the rule of law, 2) rectificatory justice, and finally, 3) distributive justice) all have to be addressed by both national (and especially) international actors/"peacebuilders"-something they have not done (pg. 4) Mani's secondary and final argument is that schism between the concept and practice of justice that is partially responsible for the three dimensions of justice not being addressed by national and international peacebuilders (pg. 4).
Within the three dimensions of justice, she discusses important debates or concepts. With legal justice/the rule of law, she talks about natural law vs positivist law (interesting debate) and the similar, minimalism vs maximalism dispute (25-31). With rectificatory justice, she talks about utilitarian punishment/consequentialism (punishment against those who commit crimes so long as it will serve some social good to the entire society) versus retributive punishment (moral obligation to punish those who commit offenses, but not because of society, but instead punish criminals for the victim) (pgs. 31-36). And finally distributive justice, which concerns three elements: needs, rights and inequality (pgs. 38-46).
The rule of law is a concept that she keeps coming back to, because she argues that it's necessary to bring about important things like writing past wrongs and going after offenders, for carrying out legal justice, rectificatory justice and distributive justice, rule of law is a prerequisite for the respect for human rights, etc. (9, 11, 30, 47, 124).
She discusses the "tripod" of institutions of the rule of law: police reform, judiciary reform and prison reform and contends that peacebuilders use the rule of law for establishing order instead of using it as a vehicle to restore justice in society (pg. 53).
That's not her only criticism of national (but specifically-international peacebuilders). Throughout the book, she castigates international peacebuilders, including International Financial Institutions (IFIs) for their "one-size fits all" approach. It's one of her main objections to international peacebuilders' handling of the problem.
This book was written in 2002 and yet none of it feel dated, in fact, this a lot of what she talks about, is highly relevant today because the justice that she mentions, hasn't been implemented and practiced in these societies, let alone industrialized ones. This book's content is accessible to people approaching this material/subject matter for the first time. I read it and I wasn't an expert on this subject. Also, where books are 250, 300 and 350 pages, this is a commending 187 pages, which I feel is part of this book's appeal. It gives you so much understanding of this critical topic without overdoing it or making you feel overwhelmed. I love this book. And Rama Mani is a hero for not only writing it, but writing it in a way where she doesn't obnoxiously feel like she's compromising her values, morals, beliefs or ethics to get her point across because I've seen and read of people who've (shamefully) argued their position(s) and sacrificed some portion of their values, morals, beliefs or ethics to do so.