Past wrongs and liberal justice

Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 5 (2):201-220 (2002)

Liberal theories of justice have often been unable to include the recognition of minority rights or of multiculturalism because of their emphasis on individuals. In contrast, recent theories of cultural recognition and minority rights have underestimated the tensions between group and individual rights. It is precisely the incorporation of past wrongs and their impact on present politics that can advance the liberal theory of justice for cultural minorities and their members.
Keywords human rights  liberalism  minority rights  multiculturalism  past wrongs
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DOI 10.1023/A:1016084607704
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