(020) 7242 5778

Wildy’s Book News

Book News cover photo

Vol 25 No 2 Feb/March 2020

Book of the Month

Cover of Lewin on Trusts

Lewin on Trusts

Price: £395.00

Wildy, Simmonds & Hill

Just Published

The Complete List...

Offers for Newly Called Barristers & Students

Special Discounts for Newly Called & Students

Read More ...

Secondhand & Out of Print

Browse Secondhand Online


Critical Restorative Justice

Edited by: Ivo Aertsen, Brunilda Pali

ISBN13: 9781509906642
Published: November 2017
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £75.00
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9781509936908

Despatched in 12 to 14 days.

Also available as

Theories and practices of justice do not meet the socio-political challenges of our times. For those theorists attempting to develop an alternative to the criminal justice system, restorative justice has provided an alternative horizon. Doing justice in the restorative justice approach means actually meeting people, understanding and recognising their vulnerability through participatory and deliberative forums and practices.

The aim of this collection is to bridge the distance between restorative justice and the critical theory tradition. It, on the one hand, takes into account the limits of restorative justice as they have been articulated, or can be articulated through critical social theory, and on the other hand emphasises the ground breaking potential that restorative justice can bring to this tradition as a way to address crimes and conflicts and injustices and to pursue justice.

Introduction: Restorative Justice and Critical Social Theory
Brunilda Pali and Ivo Aertsen

Part I: Bridging the Theoretical Gap and Sharpening the Critical Edge
1. Is a Critical Model of Restorative Justice Possible? A Penal Abolitionist Approach
Daniel Achutti
2. Deconstructing Empowerment in Restorative Justice
Daniela Bolívar
3. Restorative Justice and the Decision-making Process: Beyond Deliberative Democracy?
Raffaella da Porciuncula Pallamolla
4. Doing Restorative Justice ‘Otherwise’: Decolonising Practices in the Global South
Harry Blagg
5. Outlining a Historical and Critical Ontology of Restorative Justice
Giuseppe Maglione
6. Restorative Justice is Not a Panacea Against All Social Evils
Lode Walgrave
7. Restorative Justice, Procedural Justice and Care
Josep Tamarit Sumalla

Part II: Applying Analytical Tools and Frameworks to Research and Practice
8. Restorative Justice and Democratic Citizenship: A New Social Pedagogy or Back to ‘Social Defence’?
Leo Van Garsse
9. Old Goffman as a New Research Strategy in Restorative Justice
Ida Helene Asmussen
10. Lifeworld, Law and Justice
Katrin Kremmel and Christa Pelikan
11. ‘Cultural’ Problematisations in the Restorative Justice Discourse
Brunilda Pali
12. To Talk or Not to Talk? The Limits and Potential of Restorative Justice in Addressing Social Inequalities
Borbála Fellegi, Gábor Héra and Gabriella Benedek
13. Digital Stories and Restorative Justice in Brussels
Erik Claes, Iman Lechkar, Minne Huysmans and Nele Gulinck

Part III: Philosophical Explorations for Restorative Justice
14. Restorative Justice and the Potential of ‘Exemplarity’: In Search of a ‘Persuasive’ Coherence Within Criminal Justice
Claudia Mazzucato
15. The Broken Tablets of Moses and the Exodus from (Post-) Modernity: On Rethinking the Role and the
Rule of Law in a Dialogical Way
Federico Reggio
16. Control Society, Sovereign Victim Culture and Restorative Justice
Ronnie Lippens
17. Promised Communities and Unrestored Justice
George Pavlich
18. A Radical in Disguise: Judith Shklar’s Victimology and Restorative Justice
Antony Pemberton and Pauline GM Aarten