1. exists within a political context
2. is transformative
3. must mobilize its politics
-may be seen by some as a threat to the status quo
“networks of informal interactions between a plurality of individuals, groups and
or/organization engaged in political or cultural conflicts, on the basis of shared collective
-classic definition of civil society
-civil society is when people get together in order to affect change
-restorative justice is a diverse collection of likeminded individuals, part of civil society
-can rj work in cooperation with the formal criminal justice system
-how important is the involvement of offenders, victims and community members?
-should rj be defined according to outcomes or the process?
-is rj a set of va