Can Institutions Have Responsibilities?
Collective Moral Agency and International Relations
By (author) Toni Erskine
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Can Institutions Have Responsibilities? by Toni Erskine
Book DescriptionCan institutions, in the sense of formal organizations, be considered vulnerable to moral burdens? The contributors to this book critically examine the idea of the 'collective' or 'institutional' moral agent in, inter alia , the guise of states, transnational corporations, the UN and international society. The viability of treating these entities as bearers of moral responsibilities is explored in the context of some of the most critical and debated issues and events in international relations, including the genocide in Rwanda, development aid, the Kosovo campaign and global justice.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781403917201
(216mm x 140mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 2-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Toni Erskine
CHRISTIAN BARRY Director, Program on Justice and the World Economy, Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs CHRIS BROWN Professor of International Relations, London School of Economics, UK PAUL CORNISH Director, Centre for Dence Studies, Kings College, University of London, UK REBECCA DEWINTER School of International Service, American University, USA MERVYN FROST Professor of International Relations, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK FRANCES V. HARBOUR Associate Professor of Government and International Affairs, George Mason University, USA DANIELA KROSLAK University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK ANTHONY F. LANG Jr. Program Officer, Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs CORNELIA NAVARI Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham, UK NICHOLAS RENGGER Professor of Political Theory and International Relations, St Andrews University, UK DAVID RUNCIMAN Lecturer in Political Theory, University of Cambridge, UK
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