Responsibility across Borders
This chapter first discusses the inference that political responsibility is sometimes global in its implications. It takes the theoretical steps toward making the social connection model of responsibility practically manageable. It then carries the social connection model across borders. It agrees with theorists who argue against the still widely held position that the scope of obligations of justice must be restricted to members of the same nation-state. Some structural social processes are global in scope and condition the lives of many people within diverse nation-state jurisdictions. The chapter introduces an extended example of structural injustice that involves relationships across the world in the global apparel industry. This is a useful example for thinking about what it means to take responsibility for transnational injustice, because in recent years a transborder anti-sweatshop movement has involved a great many people and achieved some success in creating public discussion about the injustice of working conditions, as well as some changes in institutions and practices.
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