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Globalizing Justice: The Ethics of Poverty and Power

Richard W. Miller


The claim that people in developed countries have vast, unmet obligations to help people in developing countries is usually based on duties of kindness or a global extrapolation of justice among compatriots. This book constructs a different basis, the need for responsible engagement in transnational interactions in which power is currently abused. After arguing for an undemanding principle of beneficence and deriving duties of justice among compatriots from their special relations, the book develops standards of responsible conduct in current global interactions that determine: what must be do ... More

Keywords: global justice, beneficence, exploitation, fair trade, global warming, basic needs, developing countries, social movements

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199581986
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581986.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard W. Miller, author
Cornell University
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