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Government Responsibility In Tort Vii, Edwin Borchard Jan 1928

Government Responsibility In Tort Vii, Edwin Borchard

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In addition to the historical doctrines justifying government irresponsibility, already discussed, it seems proper to review the more modern doctrines and theories advanced in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries either to deny or to support the responsibility of the State or other public corporation for the torts of its officers. The recognition of governmental responsibility for the torts of officers required certain political and social conditions which, until comparatively modern times, hardly prevailed in the western world. It was necessary for political theory to mature to a position according the individual a large measure of recognition for his personal rights ...