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On the Law of PeacePeace Agreements and the Lex Pacificatoria$
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Christine Bell

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199226832

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226832.001.0001

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Lex Pacificatoria: Marriage of Heaven and Hell

Lex Pacificatoria: Marriage of Heaven and Hell

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(p.285) 14Lex Pacificatoria: Marriage of Heaven and Hell
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On the Law of Peace
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Christine Bell

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226832.003.0015

This concluding chapter summarizes and brings together the book's central argument for a lex pacificatoria as a new law of the peacemakers. It proposes an ambivalent response to the new lex, and concludes by suggesting a concept of law that is necessary to ‘doing good’ in peace negotiations and when working to implement peace agreements. This concept of law involves six key commitments: to legal pluralism, constitutional pluralism, to recognition of law's performative dimension, to negotiated justice, complex accountability, and to enabling moral and political imagination.

Keywords:   lex pacificatoria, legal pluralism, constitutional pluralism, performativism, negotiated justice, complex accountability, political imagination, moral imagination

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