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Making Amends: Atonement in Morality, Law, and Politics

Linda Radzik

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195373660
eISBN:
9780199871971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373660.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Can wrongs be righted? Can we make up for our misdeeds, or does the impossibility of changing the past mean that we remain permanently guilty? While atonement is traditionally considered a ... More


Collective Atonement: Making Amends to the Magdalen Penitents

Linda Radzik

in Making Amends: Atonement in Morality, Law, and Politics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195373660
eISBN:
9780199871971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373660.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Can the reconciliation theory of atonement be applied to cases of group wrongdoing, including instances of historical injustice? Reconciliation is surely valuable in cases like these. Communities ... More


Reparations for Historical Injustices

DINAH SHELTON

in Remedies in International Human Rights Law

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199207534
eISBN:
9780191708794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207534.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Like modern mass violations of human rights, historical injustices are generally seen as targeting entire groups, either disfavoured minorities or foreign populations. While the barriers to ... More


Remedies in International Human Rights Law

Dinah Shelton

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199207534
eISBN:
9780191708794
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207534.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This book provides a comprehensive treatment of remedies for human rights violations and reviews the jurisprudence of international tribunals on these violations. It provides a theoretical framework ... More


The Significance of Historical Injustice Concerning Natural Resources

Megan Blomfield

in Global Justice, Natural Resources, and Climate Change

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198791737
eISBN:
9780191834028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791737.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter develops an alternative defence of the climate debt claim via a broader discussion of how historical wrongdoing concerning natural resources could be relevant to climate justice. It ... More


Arbitrariness and Territorial Borders

Cara Nine

in Global Justice and Territory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199580217
eISBN:
9780191741456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580217.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter engages with cosmopolitan theory in order to set the stage for the theory of exclusive collective resource rights. It criticizes the claim that territorial borders are morally arbitrary. ... More


Wronging Future People: A Contractualist Proposal

Rahul Kumar

in Intergenerational Justice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199282951
eISBN:
9780191712319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282951.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The discussion of obligations to future generations often assumes that though the global poor can be wronged because there are obligations the affluent owe to them, those who will live in the further ... More


Injustice and implication

Ian Holliday

in Burma Redux: Global Justice and the Quest for Political Reform in Myanmar

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161275
eISBN:
9780231504249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161275.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter considers the extent to which foreigners are implicated in injustice in Myanmar, and thereby carry corresponding obligations to engage with it. The aim is to build a secure theoretical ... More


Corrective Justice and the Wrongful Taking of Land, Territory, and Property

Margaret Moore

in A Political Theory of Territory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190222246
eISBN:
9780190222260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190222246.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, General

This chapter argues that the taking of land should be theorized differently from other issues of corrective justice, not only because land is not moveable, and so cannot easily be distributed and ... More


Does Justice Require Open Borders?

Sarah Song

in Immigration and Democracy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190909222
eISBN:
9780190909253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909222.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter 5 examines the global distributive justice argument for open borders. It challenges two key assumptions underlying this argument: (1) that global distributive justice requires global equality ... More


Transitional Justice

Roman David and Ian Holliday

in Liberalism and Democracy in Myanmar

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198809609
eISBN:
9780191846885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809609.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Myanmar’s half-century of authoritarianism from 1962 to 2011 left a bitter legacy of gross human rights abuse and other historical injustice. One issue widely held by researchers to be a contributing ... More


Global Justice, Natural Resources, and Climate Change

Megan Blomfield

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198791737
eISBN:
9780191834028
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791737.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

It is commonly recognized that in pursuit of climate justice we must navigate many conflicting claims over natural resources. This has long been obvious in the case of fossil fuels and greenhouse gas ... More


Why Reparations?

Rahul Kumar

in Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780198701385
eISBN:
9780191770654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701385.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Law of Obligations

This chapter discusses the normative basis of claims to reparations for historical injustice. It is particularly concerned with reparations claims pressed by those who were born several generations ... More


Rethinking Racial Justice

Andrew Valls

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190860554
eISBN:
9780190860592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190860554.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

American society continues to be characterized by deep racial inequality that is a legacy of slavery and Jim Crow. What does justice demand in response? In this book, Andrew Valls argues that justice ... More


Indirect Discrimination

Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen

in Born Free and Equal?: A Philosophical Inquiry into the Nature of Discrimination

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199796113
eISBN:
9780199350995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796113.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 2 explores the distinction between direct and indirect discrimination. The chapter takes its point of departure in a definition proposed by Andrew Altman and uses it as a springboard for a ... More


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