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1st Edition

The Morality and Global Justice Reader

ISBN 9780813344331
Published March 1, 2011 by Routledge
439 Pages

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Book Description

This cutting-edge volume of original essays features a diverse, international team of prominent scholars examining issues of morality and justice within a global perspective. The chapters are grouped according to an integrative design that progresses from normative principles to normative theories to normative applications. Applications chapters address current significant and provocative topics such as poverty and the global economy; global health; religion; war; and gender, identity, and family. Distinguished philosopher and volume editor Michael Boylan provides a unifying introduction to each section. In addition, an abstract and list of key words provide readers with an informative entry into each reading. An engaging resource for all students of philosophy and politics, The Morality and Global Justice Reader not only offers an essential foundation of global justice and its policy implications, but also aims to inspire readers to positive action for change.

Table of Contents



Normative Principles



Global Human Rights

Robert Paul Churchill

On Justifying Human Rights

John-Stewart Gordon

When is Ignorance Morally Objectionable?

Julie Kirsch

The Ethics of Otherness

Wanda Teays


Normative Theories



Consequentialism and Global Ethics

Hallvard Lillehammer

How to Think about Global Duties: A Deontological Approach

Christian Illies


Normative Applications


Poverty and the Global Economy


Collective Responsibility

Seumas Miller

Building Wealth with Conditional Cash Transfers: A Strategy for Economic Mobility

Michael Boylan

Ethics and Global Finance

Klaus Steigleder

Global Business and Global Justice

Nien-He Hsieh


Global Health and the Environment


Global Health Justice

Michael J. Selgelid

Intellectual Property Rights and Access to Life-Saving Medicines

Doris Schroeder, Thomas Pogge, and Peter Singer

Challenges to the Global Environment

Andrew Light




What Price Theocracy?

Laura Purdy

Global Ethics in the Academy

James A. Donahue 




The Law of Peoples

David Cummiskey

Cosmopolitan Revisions of Just War

Gabriel Palmer Fernandez


Gender, Identity, and Family


Women on the Move

Rosmarie Tong

Gender and Sex Development

Simona Giordano

Duties to Children

Michael Boylan

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Michael Boylan