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1st Edition

Global Responsibilities
Who Must Deliver on Human Rights?

Edited By

Andrew Kuper

ISBN 9780415951272
Published April 30, 2005 by Routledge
306 Pages

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Book Description

In Global Responsibilities, some of the world's leading theorists of ethics, politics, international relations, and economics-including Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen and philosopher Peter Singer-ask and answer the question: Who must deliver on human rights?

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Responsibilities Approach to Human RightsI. THE NATURE OF RESPONSIBILITYThomas Pogge , Human Rights and Human Responsibilities Onora O'Neill, Agents of JusticeAmartya Sen, Open and Closed ImpartialityII. ALLOCATING RESPONSIBILITIESSusan James, Realizing Rights as Enforceable ClaimsDavid Miller, Distributing ResponsibilitiesMichael Green , Institutional Responsibility for Global ProblemsChristian Barry, Applying the Contribution PrincipleIII. INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR POVERTY RELIEFAndrew Kuper, Global Poverty Relief: More Than CharityPeter Singer, Poverty, Facts, and Political PhilosophiesReply to SingerReply to Kuper IV. ACCOUNTABILITY OF ACTORS IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMYDavid Held, Globalization, Corporate Practice and Cosmopolitan Social StandardsS. Prakash Sethi, Corporate Codes of Conduct and the Success of GlobalizationMelissa Lane, The Moral Dimension of Corporate AccountabilityNgaire Woods, Held to Account: Governance in the World EconomyNotes on ContributorsAppendix

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Andrew Kuper is a Managing Director at Ashoka Innovators for the Public. He has been a Fellow of Trinity College at Cambridge University, a visiting scholar at Harvard and Columbia Universities, and Senior Associate at the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs. He is also Co-Director of Kuper Research, a media and sociopolitical consultancy based in Johannesburg. He is the author of Democracy Beyond Borders


"Global Responsibilities substantially advances the important debate on the relationship between human rights and human duties." -- Richard Goldstone, former Chief Prosecutor, Rwanda and Yugoslavia Tribunals
"...a welcome contribution by leading thinkers to the changing landscape of international human rights." -- Mary Robinson, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights