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Informal Reckonings: Conflict Resolution in Mediation, Restorative Justice, and Reparations Andrew Woolford

Informal Reckonings: Conflict Resolution in Mediation, Restorative Justice, and Reparations

Andrew Woolford

Published April 17th 2008
ISBN : 9781845681043
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240 pages
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The reparational turn in the field of law has resulted in the increased use of so-called informal approaches to conflict resolution, including primarily the three mechanisms we will consider in this book: mediation, restorative justice, andMoreThe reparational turn in the field of law has resulted in the increased use of so-called informal approaches to conflict resolution, including primarily the three mechanisms we will consider in this book: mediation, restorative justice, and reparations. While proponents of these mechanisms have acclaimed their communicative and democratic promise, critics have charged that mediation, restorative justice and reparations all potentially serve as means for encouraging citizens to internalise and mimic the rationalities of governance. Situating this complex within the context of neoliberalism, we intend to identify the points of rupture in the informal/formal justice complex to pinpoint how and where a truly alternative and transformative justice (i.e., a justice that challenges and counters the hegemony of formal legal practices, opening the field of law to a broader array of actors and ideas) might be established through the tools of mediation, restorative justice, and reparations.