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Unfreedom for All: How the World's Injustices Harm You

Thomas J. Donahue


It is often said that we live in global systems of injustice. But if so, what are they, and what are their moral consequences? This book offers a theory of global injustice—“Unfreedom for All.” The theory explores and defends the old adage that “No one is free while others are oppressed” by putting five questions: Why and when ought we to combat injustices done to distant others, and does this require joining in solidarity against them? Do we live under global systems of injustice? What counts as systematic injustice or oppression? Who if anyone is made unfree by such injustices? What harms do ... More

Keywords: oppression, unfreedom, solidarity, responsibility for justice, arbitrary power, race, gender, poverty, harm of injustice, theories of injustice

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190051686
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190051686.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas J. Donahue, author
Visiting Assistant Professor, Political Science, Haverford College

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