Ethics, Rhetoric, and Politics of Post-Conflict Reconstruction: How Can the Concept of Social Contract Help Us in Understanding How to Make Peace Work? [chapter]

Sirkku K. Hellsten
2009 Making Peace Work  
Since existing injustices and the quest for justice are seen to be the main causes for violent clashes, it is often claimed that the restoration of justice must be the most important goal of post-conflict reconstruction. However, the current policy approaches, social movements and theoretical models for conflict resolution tend to look at justice from merely technical point of view, as a rapid fix to overcome war and violence. This relates the notion of 'peace' to 'security' and replaces the
more » ... cept of 'justice' with the concepts of 'law and order'. Restoration of justice, however, does not merely mean .../
doi:10.1057/9780230595194_5 fatcat:hrwrynb6ifcw3gkfqox6y73xdm