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The Routledge Handbook of Global Ethics

1st Edition

Edited by Darrel Moellendorf, Heather Widdows


502 pages

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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.


"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

Table of Contents

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

About the Series

Routledge Handbooks in Applied Ethics

Applied ethics is one of the largest and most diverse fields in philosophy and is closely related to many other disciplines across the humanities, sciences and social sciences. Routledge Handbooks in Applied Ethics are state-of-the-art surveys of important and emerging topics in applied ethics, providing accessible yet thorough assessments of key fields, themes, thinkers, and recent developments in research.

All chapters for each volume are specially commissioned, and written by leading scholars in the field. Carefully edited and organized, Routledge Handbooks in Applied Ethics provide indispensable reference tools for students and researchers seeking a comprehensive overview of new and exciting topics in applied ethics and related disciplines. They are also valuable teaching resources as accompaniments to textbooks, anthologies, and research-orientated publications.


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