Cosmopolitan Peace

ISBN : 9780198786245

Cecile Fabre
368 Pages
164 x 242 mm
Pub date
Aug 2016
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This book articulates a cosmopolitan theory of the principles which ought to regulate belligerents' conduct in the aftermath of war. Throughout, it relies on the fundamental principle that all human beings, wherever they reside, have rights to the freedoms and resources which they need to lead a flourishing life, and that national and political borders are largely irrelevant to the conferral of those rights. With that principle in hand, the book provides a normative defence of restitutive and reparative justice, the punishment of war criminals, the resort to transitional foreign administration as a means to govern war-torn territories, and the deployment of peacekeeping and occupation forces. It also outlines various reconciliatory and commemorative practices which might facilitate the emergence of trust amongst enemies and thereby improve prospects for peace. The book offers analytical arguments and normative conclusions, with many historical and/or contemporary examples.


1 Cosmopolitanism and War
2 Ending Wars
3 Peacekeeping and Military Occupation
4 Peace Agreements
5 Restitution
6 Reparations, Distribution, and Reconstruction
7 Punishment
8 Transitional Foreign Administrations
9 Reconciliation
10 Remembrance

About the author: 

Cecile Fabre is a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and Professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Oxford. She has written extensively on distributive justice, rights, democracy, and the ethics of war. She has previously published three monographs with Oxford University Press (Social Rights under the Constitution (2000), Whose Body is it Anyway? (2006), Cosmopolitan War (2012). She is a Fellow of the British Academy.

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