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    Where Should We Expect Social Change in Non-Ideal Theory?Burke A. Hendrix - 2013 - Political Theory 41 (1):116-143.
    This essay considers the relationship between ideal theory and non-ideal theory. It begins with Rawls’s conception of ideal theory and A. John Simmons’s articulation of non-ideal theory. Both defend the priority of ideal theory over non-ideal theory. The essay then considers three different conceptions of the social barriers standing in the way of an ideal society, taken broadly from Mill, Marx, and Foucault. Each conception of power suggests a divergent strategy for pursuing non-ideal theory. The Foucauldian conception also suggests reasons (...)
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  2. Ownership, Authority, and Self-Determination: Moral Principles and Indigenous Rights Claims.Burke A. Hendrix - 2008 - Pennsylvania State University Press.
    Much controversy has existed over the claims of Native Americans and other indigenous peoples that they have a right—based on original occupancy of land, historical transfers of sovereignty, and principles of self-determination—to a political status separate from the states in which they now find themselves embedded. How valid are these claims on moral grounds? -/- Burke Hendrix tackles these thorny questions in this book. Rather than focusing on the legal and constitutional status of indigenous nations within the states now ruling (...)
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    Political Theorists as Dangerous Social Actors.Burke A. Hendrix - 2012 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 15 (1):41-61.
    What is the appropriate degree of abstraction from existing social facts when engaging in normative political theory? Through a focus on American Indian and other indigenous claims over historically expropriated lands, this essay argues that highly abstracted forms of normative analysis can often misunderstand the core moral problems at stake in real cases, and that they can pose moral dangers when they do so. As argued, the hard moral issues involved in indigenous land claims within countries such as Canada and (...)
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    Memory in Native American Land Claims.Burke A. Hendrix - 2005 - Political Theory 33 (6):763-785.
    While claims for the return of expropriated land by Native Americans and other indigenous peoples are often evaluated using legal frameworks, such approaches fail to engage the fundamental moral questions involved. This essay outlines three justifications for Native Americans to pursue land claims: to regain properties where original ownership has not been superseded, to aid the long-term survival of their endangered cultures, and to challenge and revise the historical misremembering of mainstream American society. The third justification is most controversial. It (...)
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    Moral Error, Power, and Insult.Burke A. Hendrix - 2007 - Political Theory 35 (5):550-573.
    Defenders of Aboriginal rights such as James Tully have argued that members of majority populations should allow Aboriginal peoples to argue within their own preferred intellectual frameworks in seeking common moral ground. But how should non-Aboriginal academics react to claims that seem insufficiently critical or even incoherent? This essay argues that there are two reasons to be especially wary of attacking such errors given the historical injustices perpetrated by settler states against Aboriginal peoples. First, attempts to root out error will (...)
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    Context, Equality, and Aboriginal Compensation Claims.Burke A. Hendrix - 2011 - Dialogue 50 (4):669-688.
    Jeremy Waldron argues that the historical ownership rights of Aboriginal peoples can be superseded, yet acknowledges that programs of historically grounded compensation are justifiable in the absence of widespread redistribution. This article argues that existing states lack social justice programs of the requisite kind, and that they will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Moreover, even the best-designed programs will be far more ambiguous than Waldron encourages us to recognize, given the unavoidability of inheritance-based inequalities. The article argues (...)
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    Conflict Among Peoples and Common Moral Ground.Burke A. Hendrix & Jeff Spinner-Halev - 2007 - Political Theory 35 (5):550-597.
  8. Strategies of Justice: Aboriginal Peoples, Persistent Injustice, and the Ethics of Political Action.Burke A. Hendrix - 2019 - Oxford University Press.
    This volumes argues that it is essential for political theorists to think carefully about the political circumstances of indigenous groups facing persistent injustice, and about the political methods that these groups may adopt in seeking to improve their condition, particularly focusing on indigenous communitities in the US and Canada.
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