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Responsibility For Past Injustice: How To Shift The Burden, Chandran Kukathas Jun 2003

Responsibility For Past Injustice: How To Shift The Burden, Chandran Kukathas

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

This article considers the question of the responsibility of present generations for injustices committed by previous ones. It asks whether the descendants of victims of past injustice have claims against the descendants of the perpetrators of injustice. Two modes of argument are examined: the individual responsibility approach, according to which descendants cannot have claims against other descendants, and the collective responsibility approach, according to which descendants do have strong claims. Both approaches are criticized, but for different failings. An alternative view, building on the individualist approach, is defended. This view argues that some people may have to bear responsibility for ...


History Of Lotteries And The Lottery System In Rhode Island, John Russell Bartlett Apr 2003

History Of Lotteries And The Lottery System In Rhode Island, John Russell Bartlett

Technical Services Department Faculty Publications

John Russell Bartlett (1805-1886) was Rhode Island’s Secretary of State from 1855 to 1872. During his tenure as secretary of state he wrote and published a number of books and articles on the history of the state.

This document contains five newspaper articles that were published in the Manufacturers and Farmers Journal between October and December 1856. These articles were the first attempt to relate the history of Rhode Island’s lotteries and came only in the decade following the last lottery held in the state up to that time.

This document also includes an introduction by Russell J ...


Rhode Island Lotteries — Three Centuries Of History, Russell J. Desimone Apr 2003

Rhode Island Lotteries — Three Centuries Of History, Russell J. Desimone

Technical Services Department Faculty Publications

In April 2003 the University Library of the University of Rhode Island presented an exhibition entitled Rhode Island Lotteries – Three Centuries of History. The exhibition was a comprehensive look at the role of lotteries in Rhode Island as well as a study of the evolution of the role of lotteries over a period spanning three hundred years. In addition to the exhibition, the University Library published a booklet History of Lotteries and The Lottery System in Rhode Island by John Russell Bartlett - originally published in a series of newspaper articles in the Manufacturers and Farmers Journal in 1855; issued a ...


Indigenous Nations As Reserved Sovereigns, David E. Wilkins Jan 2003

Indigenous Nations As Reserved Sovereigns, David E. Wilkins

Jepson School of Leadership Studies articles, book chapters and other publications

Some adhere to the idea that the federal government, as a democratic state founded on the rule of law, contains within its legal and political institutions and ideologies a framework that provides the necessary vaccines that will eventually cure the various and sundry indigenous ailments generated throughout American society by its social, economic, political and legal institutions.

By contrast, there are others who vigorously argue that the prevailing institutions of governance and law of the United States are incapable of providing justice to First Nations because they entail systems, ideologies, and values that represent non-Indians and thus they cannot possibly ...


"The African American Years" Book Review, M. Elaine Hughes Jan 2003

"The African American Years" Book Review, M. Elaine Hughes

University Library Faculty Publications

This is a book review of "The African American Years" by Gabriel Burns Stepto.


The Annual Register, 1758-2001, Tammy Sugarman Jan 2003

The Annual Register, 1758-2001, Tammy Sugarman

University Library Faculty Publications

Review of the database The Annual Register, 1758-2001. Journal available online at www.emeraldinsight.com/rr.htm