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Rectifying International Injustice
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Rectifying International Injustice: Principles of Compensation and Restitution Between Nations

Daniel Butt

Abstract

The history of international relations is characterized by widespread injustice. What implications does this have for those living in the present? Should contemporary states pay reparations to the descendants of the victims of historic wrongdoing? Many writers have dismissed the moral urgency of rectificatory justice in a domestic context, as a result of their forward-looking accounts of distributive justice. This book argues that historical international injustice raises a series of distinct theoretical problems, as a result of the popularity of backward-looking accounts of distributive justi ... More

Keywords: historic injustice, international relations, reparations, distributive justice, rectificatory justice, benefit, entitlement, property, responsibility

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199218240
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218240.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Butt, author
Fellow and Tutor in Politics, Oriel College, Oxford University.
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