Andrew Gold, ‘A Theory of Redressive Justice’

This Essay proposes a new category of justice between individuals. This category – redressive justice – governs the enforcement of rights by a wronged party against the party who committed the wrong. More precisely, it governs the undoing of a transaction between two parties, either by a right holder, or by a party acting on a right holder’s behalf. Redressive justice is importantly distinct from leading conceptions of corrective, retributive, preventive, and distributive justice. And, as the Essay indicates, redressive justice can also provide insights for explanatory theories of private law.

Gold, Andrew S., A Theory of Redressive Justice (October 7, 2011).

First posted 2011-10-09 08:04:16

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