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Who? Whom? Reparations And The Problem Of Agency, Chandran Kukathas Jul 2006

Who? Whom? Reparations And The Problem Of Agency, Chandran Kukathas

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

If a person is wronged, whether by a physical violation of his person or by having his property unjustly taken, or even by the besmirching of his reputation, he is, most people agree, entitled to some form of compensation or restitution from the person or persons responsible for the wrong. What form the reparation should take, and how great it should be, are sometimes difficult problems, but this does not change the fact that something is owed and someone must be held to account. If a restaurant goes bust because a supplier fails to fulfill his commitments and a newspaper ...