Global Responsibilities: Who Must Deliver on Human Rights? [NOOK Book]

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In Global Responsibilities, some of the world's leading thinkers in ethics, international politics, and economics formulate a new approach to delivering on human rights. This "responsibilities approach" emphasizes the capabilities and obligations of powerful actors to produce systemic change. The contributors use this innovative framework to address urgent challenges of poverty relief, multiculturalism, corporate responsibility, trade standards, and the reform of multilateral institutions. Global Responsibilities...
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Global Responsibilities: Who Must Deliver on Human Rights?

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Overview

In Global Responsibilities, some of the world's leading thinkers in ethics, international politics, and economics formulate a new approach to delivering on human rights. This "responsibilities approach" emphasizes the capabilities and obligations of powerful actors to produce systemic change. The contributors use this innovative framework to address urgent challenges of poverty relief, multiculturalism, corporate responsibility, trade standards, and the reform of multilateral institutions. Global Responsibilities is essential reading for anyone committed to realizing human rights in the era of globalization.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136080982
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/12/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 312
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

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

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Table of Contents

Introduction : the responsibilities approach to human rights
1 Human rights and human responsibilities 3
2 Agents of justice 37
3 Open and closed impartiality 53
4 Realizing rights as enforceable claims 79
5 Distributing responsibilities 95
6 Institutional responsibility for moral problems 117
7 Applying the contribution principle 135
8 Global poverty relief : more than charity 155
9 Poverty, facts, and political philosophies : a debate with Andrew Kuper 173
10 Globalization, corporate practice, and cosmopolitan social standards 185
11 Corporate codes of conduct and the success of globalization 205
12 The moral dimension of corporate accountability 229
13 Held to account : governance in the world economy 251
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