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Final Report Summary - HISTORICALINJUSTICES (Should historical injustices be corrected?)

Summary. The goals of this research were to improve current research on past wrongs and intergenerational reparations, to make the peer reviewed results of the research public to the benefit of the relevant scholarly community, to disseminate the results of the research via conferences, teaching, workshops etc; lastly. to enable a successful integration into a permanent academic position.
I’m pleased to update that the results are consistent with the goals. I will succinctly describe the following aspects: academic publications (books, articles) ; academic works citing my research, presentations in conferences and workshops, integration to a permanent academic position at Bar Ilan University.
Note, that the meaning of the publications to be detailed, the places where they are cited, and the places where the research was presented, testify that this research brought about a real contribution to the academic field of past wrongs and intergenerational reparations, and more broadly inter-generational property rights.
Books in academic publications houses: 1. Nahshon Perez. Freedom from Past Injustices (Edinburgh U.P. 2012). 2. Nahshon Perez. Women of the Wall: Navigating Religion in Sacred Sites. (Oxford U.P. forthcoming, 2017. please see enclosed letter from the press). Note that the women of the wall book is coauthored with Yuval Jobani of TAU, also a winner of the Marie Curie IRG grant, and we included an indication to this grant with the numbers etc, at the acknowledgments section of the book. As Oxford U.P. is one of the most prestigious publication houses in the world, we thought it is appropriate to express our gratitude and to contribute to the grant’s reputation.
Publications in peer reviewed academic journals and academic edited volumes: Nahshon Perez, “Libertarianism, Rectification and Property Rights: A Reevaluation”, (January 2014), the Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, Vol. XXVII, no. 1, pp: 123-143 ; Nahshon Perez, “Property Rights and Transitional Justice, A Forward Looking Argument”, Canadian Journal of Political Science. March 2013, (46: 1); pp: 135-155 ; Nahshon Perez, “On Compensation and Return: Can the ‘Continuing Injustice Argument’ for Compensating for Historical Injustices Justify Compensating for Historical Injustices, or the Return of Property?”, Journal of Applied Philosophy vol. 28, no. 2 (May 2011), pp: 151-168 ; Nahshon Perez, “Must We Provide Material Redress for Past Wrongs?”, Contemporary Debates in Applied Ethics, 2nd edition, C. H. Wellman and A. I. Cohen (eds.), Blackwell Publishing, 2013, pp: 203-216.
Of the many sources citing my publications on past wrongs perhaps three should be mentioned: B. Boxill’s entry on ‘black reparations’ from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy ; D. Butt’s from Balliol College, Oxford in his important J. of Applied Philosophy essay on the topic (‘A Doctrine Quite New and Altogether Untenable’: Defending the Beneficiary Pays Principle’, Volume 31, Issue 4, November 2014, Pages 336–348) ; R. Vernon’s recent book on past wrongs (Historical Redress: Must We Pay for the Past? 2012, published by the U. of Toronto Press).
The results of this research were presented in many conferences and workshops, including the ECPR (Prague, 2016) ; ASPP (U. of Amsterdam, 2015); Oxford University, Goethe U. Frankfurt, the APT (Notre Dame U. Indiana), Tel Aviv U., to name a few.
Finally, the grant was immensely important in winning a tenure track position (for me) at Bar Ilan U. and I’m glad to update that my tenure process in now en route. That is, this grant played an important, perhaps crucial aspect in enabling a successful integration to a permanent academic position at Bar Ilan U. at the department of political studies.

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