Be honest, apologize, and give me my land back: how settler colonial states should reconcile with their indigenous peoples
In order for a state to be legitimate vis-à-vis its citizens, those citizens must be reasonably able to, minimally, trust that it is both able and willing to create laws that are morally just. For liberal theories of legitimacy, generally speaking, just laws are laws that respect the individual rights of persons. The settler colonial states of Australia and the United States have throughout their history failed to respect the rights of indigenous peoples qua...[Show more]
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