Republicanism and restorative justice: An explanatory and normative connection

John Braithwaite, Philip Pettit

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Take any normative ideal for how society should be organised and directed. If its defenders wish to make a claim on its behalf, arguing that the ideal is of sufficient importance and attraction to command general allegiance, then they must presumably think that it is intimately related to the things for which people reveal a concern and capacity in their own actions and lives. But if a normative ideal can be shown to have a psychological resonance of this kind, then presumably it must point us towards a basis on which to explain many of the things that people individually do and many of the patterns to which they collectively give rise. It must point us towards a useful explanatory category.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRestorative Justice
Subtitle of host publicationPhilosophy to Practice
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781351965309
ISBN (Print)9780754621478
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


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