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Responsible citizens, irresponsible states, should citizens pay for their State's wrongdoings?, Avia Pasternak

Summary
States pay compensation for their unjust wars, as did Iraq in the aftermath of its invasion of Kuwait. States pay reparations for their historical wrongdoings, as did Chile to the victims of the Pinochet Regime, or Germany to Israel and other countries because of the Holocaust. Some argue that they should pay punitive damages for their international crimes as well. But state responsibility has a troubling feature: states are corporate agents, comprising flesh and blood citizens. This book develops a fresh justification for citizens' duties to share the burden of their state's wrongdoings. This justification revolves around citizens' participation in their state: drawing on recent debates in the philosophy of collective action, Avia Pasternak shows that citizens are acting together in their state and that their state policies are the product of this collective action
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Copyright
Note
Also issued in print: 2021
Physical Description
1 online resource (248 pages).
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9780197541050

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