Accounting for Justice: Entitlement, Wand and the Irish Famine of 1845-7

Funnell, Warwick N. (2001) Accounting for Justice: Entitlement, Wand and the Irish Famine of 1845-7. Accounting Historians Journal, 28 (2). 187 - 208. ISSN 0148-4184. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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The evolution of modern accounting consists essentially of a series of pragmatic responses to the needs of capital. Accounting is implicated, therefore, in the maintenance and creation of societies in which relations are primarily defined in terms of property, however it is distributed, and justice is determined by the sanctity of property rights. Accounting historians are encouraged to broaden the compass of their research to include the association between accounting and justice which is already well recognised in the critical accounting literature. Theories of justice, especially those of 19th century political theorists such as Bentham and Senior, and more recently that of Nozick, are used to explore the close association between property, accounting and justice at the time of the Irish potato famine of 1845-7.

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Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Depositing User: Warwick Funnell
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2008 13:17
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