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Call # K5301 .A923 2011
Title Accountability for collective wrongdoing / edited byTracy Isaacs, Richard Vernon
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
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Descript. ix, 310 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary/Abstract "Ideas of collective responsibility challenge the doctrine of individual responsibility that is the dominant paradigm in law and liberal political theory. But little attention is given to the consequences of holding groups accountable for wrongdoing. Groups are not amenable to punishment in the way that individuals are. Can they be punished - and if so, how - or are other remedies available? The topic crosses the borders of law, philosophy, and political science, and in this volume specialists in all three areas contribute their perspectives. They examine the limits of individual criminal liability in addressing atrocity, the meanings of punishment and responsibility, the distribution of group punishment to a group's members, and the means by which collective accountability can be expressed. In doing so, they reflect on the legacy of the Nuremberg Trials, on the philosophical understanding of collective responsibility, and on the place of collective accountability in international political relations"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Criminal liability (International law)
Crimes against humanity
Government liability
Alt Author Isaacs, Tracy Lynn
Vernon, Richard, 1945-
OCLC # 660161922
Table of Contents
 List of Contributorsvii
 Introduction / Tracy Isaacs1
1.Collective Responsibility and Postconflict Justice / Mark A. Drumbl23
2.State Criminality and the Ambition of International Criminal Law / David Luban61
3.Punishing Genocide: A Critical Reading of the International Court of Justice / Anthony F. Lang, Jr.92
4.Joint Criminal Enterprise, the Nuremberg Precedent, and the Concept of "Grotian Moment" / Michael P. Scharf119
5.Collective Responsibility and Transnational Corporate Conduct / Sara L. Seck140
6.Collective Punishment and Mass Confinement / Larry May169
7.Reparative Justice / Erin I. Kelly193
8.Distributive Effect of Collective Punishment / Avia Pasternak210
9.Citizen Responsibility and the Reactive Attitudes: Blaming Americans for War Crimes in Iraq / Amy Sepinwall231
10.Kicking Bodies and Damning Souls: The Danger of Harming "Innocent" Individuals While Punishing "Delinquent" States / Toni Erskine261
11.Punishing Collectives: States or Nations? / Richard Vernon287