Rectifying International Injustice: Principles of Compensation and Restitution Between Nations

Rectifying International Injustice: Principles of Compensation and Restitution Between Nations

by Daniel Butt
     
 

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The history of international relations is characterized by widespread injustice. What implications does this have for those living in the present? 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. Rectifying International Injustice argues that historical

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The history of international relations is characterized by widespread injustice. What implications does this have for those living in the present? 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. Rectifying International Injustice argues that historical international injustice raises a series of distinct theoretical problems, as a result of the popularity of backward-looking accounts of distributive justice in an international context.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199218240
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
01/15/2009
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Daniel Butt was appointed Fellow and Tutor in Politics at Oriel College, Oxford in 2004. He studied Politics at undergraduate and graduate level at Wadham College, Oxford, prior to a three year appointment as Research Fellow and Tutor at Keble College, Oxford between 2001 and 2004. He is a member of the Centre for the Study of Social Justice, and Director of the Programme on Courts and the Making of Public Policy for the Foundation for Law, Justice and Society. Rectifying International Injustice is the culmination of eight years of research on the question of international rectificatory justice.

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