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Shearing, Clifford and Wood, Jennifer and Font, Enrique (2005). Nodal Governance and Restorative Justice. Article submitted to Theoretical Criminology. Downloaded 14 September 2005.

Our argument is that restorative justice values are expressed in varied ways through different institutional arrangements and technologies. In other words, there is a range of governance forms that serve to push forward a restorative agenda. In developing this argument we will examine the ways in which corporate forms of governance can be seen to realize the restorative focus on future-oriented, nonretributive and self-directed problem solving. We will then examine two “local capacity governance” initiatives in South Africa and Argentina that function to harness the knowledge, capacities and resources of very poor communities in furtherance of peaceful collective living. (excerpt)

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