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Just ResponsibilityA Human Rights Theory of Global Justice$
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Brooke A. Ackerly

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190662936

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190662936.001.0001

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Where a Theory of Global Justice Begins

Where a Theory of Global Justice Begins

Grounding Global Justice and Responsibility in Everyday Injustice and Political Action

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(p.27) 1 Where a Theory of Global Justice Begins
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Just Responsibility
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Brooke A. Ackerly

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190662936.003.0002

The cases of global injustice any of us has in mind when thinking about the requirements of justice condition our take on justice and responsibility. Chapter 1 provides two cases of injustice itself: garment worker labor rights struggles and the global food crisis. Throughout the book, the author refers back to specifics in these discussions. The empirical and conceptual complexity of these problems illustrates the kind of problem she thinks is most challenging for global justice and responsibility. She introduces other approaches to responsibility with which just responsibility has an affinity: Larry May’s shared moral responsibility, Hannah Arendt’s political and collective responsibility, and Iris Marion Young’s connected responsibility. A comprehensive discussion of how the Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity takes responsibility for injustice illustrates the kinds of practices that are part of a political approach to taking responsibility for injustice itself.

Keywords:   food crisis, Rana Plaza, labor rights, global supply chain, Larry May, shared responsibility, Hannah Arendt, collective responsibility, Iris Marion Young, connected responsibility

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