The time of reconciliation & the space of politics
University of Melbourne Author/sSchaap, Andrew
AffiliationArts: Department of Philosophy
CitationsSchaap, A.(2003). The time of reconciliation & the space of politics.
Access StatusOpen Access
CAPPE : Working paper 2003/8
In this paper, I presuppose that it is a political mistake to think of reconciliation in (moral community) terms, given the starkly opposed narratives in terms of which members of a divided polity typically make sense of past political violence. A project of reconciliation is unlikely to ever get off the ground, in such contexts, if it is made conditional on first establishing a shared moral account of the nature of past wrongs. Community can not be presupposed because the politics of reconciliation turn precisely on the question of belonging, of who"we" a
Keywordsreconciliation; Australia; moral community; constitution; political reconciliation
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