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Melissa S. Williams, Rosemary Nagy, and Jon Elster

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780814794661

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814794661.001.0001

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Reparations as Rough Justice

Reparations as Rough Justice

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(p.151) 5 Reparations as Rough Justice
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Transitional Justice
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Adrian Vermeule

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814794661.003.0006

This chapter addresses the persistence of social demand for cash reparations accompanied by compensatory rhetoric, arguing that there is a widely shared intuition or complex of intuitions underpinning the persistent demand for compensatory reparations programs called rough justice. This concept refers to the intuition that sometimes it is permissible, even mandatory, to enact a scheme of compensatory reparations that is indefensible according to anyfirst-best criterion of justice. Given this premise, the chapter presents Debra Satz's reviews on some problems of both reparatory compensation, and of cash compensation as opposed to in-kind varieties, in which she claims that money may be incommensurable with the goods, material or intangible, lost as a result of the injustice.

Keywords:   social demand, cash reparations, rough justice, compensatory reparations, injustice

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