1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Global Ethics

Edited By Darrel Moellendorf, Heather Widdows Copyright 2015
    514 Pages
    by Routledge

    514 Pages
    by Routledge

    Global ethics focuses on the most pressing contemporary ethical issues - poverty, global trade, terrorism, torture, pollution, climate change and the management of scarce recourses. It draws on moral and political philosophy, political and social science, empirical research, and real-world policy and activism. The Routledge Handbook of Global Ethics is an outstanding reference source to the key topics, problems and debates in this exciting subject, presenting an authoritative overview of the most significant issues and ideas in global ethics. The 31 chapters by a team of international contributors are structured into six key parts:

    • normative theory
    • conflict and violence
    • poverty and development
    • economic justice
    • bioethics and health justice
    • environment and climate ethics.

    Covering the theoretical and practical aspects of global ethics as well as policy, The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Global Ethics provides a benchmark for the study of global ethics to date, as well as outlining future developments. It will prove an invaluable reference for policy-makers, and is essential reading for students and researchers in philosophy, international relations, political science, environmental and development studies and human rights law.

    1. Introduction Darrel Moellendorf and Heather Widdows  2. The trends and tendencies of global integration Barrie Axford  Part 1: Normative theory  3. Ethical theory and global challenges Ruth Chadwick and Alan O’Connor  4. Theories, types and bounds of justice Richard J. Arneson  5. Gender, care and global values Virginia Held  6. Cosmopolitanism and its critics Gillian Brock  7. Human rights Rainer Forst  8. Universalism, relativism and difference Peter Jones and Graham Long  Part 2: Conflict and violence  9. War and terrorism Brian Orend  10. Torture Henry Shue  11. Humanitarian intervention Alex J. Bellamy  12. Nuclear weapons and containment Douglas P. Lackey  Part 3: Poverty and development  13. Poverty Hennie Lötter  14. Development Julian Culp  15. Aid and charity Nigel Dower  16. Immigration Sarah Fine and Andrea Sangiovanni  Part 4: Economic justice  17. International trade Christian Barry and Scott Wisor  18. International financial institutions Meena Krishnamurthy  19. Corporate social responsibility and multinational corporations Nien-hê Hsieh and Florian Wettstein  20. Consumption and non-consumption Nicole Hassoun  21. Prostitution and trafficking for sexual labour Julia O’Connell Davidson  22. Distributive institutions Chris Armstrong  Part 5: Bioethics and health justice  23. Research ethics Udo Schüklenk and Ricardo Smalling  24. Trade in human body parts Teck Chuan Voo and Alastair V. Campbell  25. Reproductive rights and reproductive technologies Hille Haker  26. Patents and intellectual property rights Roger Brownsword  Part 6: Environmental and climate ethics  27. Climate change Simon Caney  28. Pollution Benjamin S. Hale  29. Sustainability John O’Neill  30. Biodiversity Andrew Brennan and Norva Y. S. Lo  31. Population Tim Mulgan.  Index


    Darrel Moellendorf is Professor of International Political Theory at Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany.

    Heather Widdows is Profesor of Global Ethics and Director of the Centre for the Study of Global Ethics at the University of Birmingham, UK.

    "This handbook offers a comprehensive account of current thought in global ethics, a concept that emerges as a late-20th-century effort to account for transnational challenges, effects, and values in fixing ethical conceptions...The chapters are evenly paced and rigorous, providing thorough coverage of the literature and conceptual landscapes.  The role of international agencies and efforts is emphasized throughout.  Questions of intrinsic value appear in some but not all the treatments--nearly constituting a subtheme, and at least raising the possibility for a meta-reading of the handbook fruitful for students... Summing Up: Highly recommended." - R. Ward, Georgetown College, CHOICE