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Settling accounts at the end of history: A nonideal approach to state apologies

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What are we to make of the fact that world leaders, such as Canada’s Justin Trudeau, have, within the last few decades, offered official apologies for a whole host of past injustices? Scholars have largely dealt with this phenomenon as a moral question, seeing in these expressions of contrition a radical disruption of contemporary neoliberal individualism, a promise of a more humane world. Focusing on Canadian apology politics, this essay instead proposes a nonideal approach to state apologie...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1177/00905917211065064

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Oxford college:
Corpus Christi College
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Author
Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Political Theory Journal website
Publication date:
2022-02-28
Acceptance date:
2021-11-03
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EISSN:
1552-7476
ISSN:
0090-5917
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1210640
Local pid:
pubs:1210640
Deposit date:
2021-11-19

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