Ethical restoration after oppressive violence: a philosophical account (2015–2017)
Contemporary political ethics has to face the question of how to repair relations which have broken down
after crimes, oppression, and political violence. Using the work of European and feminist philosophers to
examine historical and recent cases: post-liberation France, post-genocide Rwanda and post-colonial
Australasia and neighbouring countries, this project develops a philosophical account of ethical restoration
through focusing on just punishment, forgiveness, reconciliation, building trust, and atonement. The
outcomes are a series of journal articles and a monograph. The project contributes to debates and practices
concerning restoration of peace and justice and to international scholarship on these issues.