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Just Responsibility: A Human Rights Theory of Global Justice

Brooke A. Ackerly


When disaster strikes, what is the just thing to do? When local or global crisis threatens the human rights of large parts of humanity, what is the just thing to do? Can we respond to injustices in the world in ways that do more than simply address their consequences? Just Responsibility provides a human rights theory of global justice that guides how we, each in political community together, can take responsibility for injustices wherever they are. Using empirical research into the ways that women’s human rights activists have done so under conditions of little political privilege, Just Respo ... More

Keywords: human rights, global justice, global responsibility, epistemic injustice, grounded normative theory, labor rights, global supply chain, human rights philanthropy, feminist methodology, feminist international relations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190662936
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190662936.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brooke A. Ackerly, author
Professor of Political Science, Vanderbilt University