War, Self Determination and Responsibility for Justice
By (author) Iris Marion Young
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Global Challenges by Iris Marion Young
Book DescriptionIn the late twentieth century many writers and activists envisioned new possibilities of transnational cooperation toward peace and global justice. In this book Iris Marion Young aims to revive such hopes by responding clearly to what are seen as the global challenges of the modern day. Inspired by claims of indigenous peoples, the book develops a concept of self-determination compatible with stronger institutions of global regulation. It theorizes new directions for thinking about federated relationships between peoples which assume that they need not be large or symmetrical. Young argues that the use of armed force to respond to oppression should be rare, genuinely multilateral, and follow a model of law enforcement more than war. She finds that neither cosmopolitan nor nationalist responses to questions of global justice are adequate and so offers a distinctive conception of responsibility, founded on participation in social structures, to describe the obligations that both individuals and organizations have in a world of global interdependence. Young applies clear analysis and cogent moral arguments to concrete cases, including the wars against Serbia and Iraq, the meaning of the US Patriot Act, the conflict in Palestine/Israel, and working conditions in sweat shops.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745638355
(230mm x 163mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 19-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Iris Marion Young
Justice and the Politics of Difference, Paperback (August 2011)
A work of feminist political thought that challenges the prevailing reduction of social justice to distributive justice. It critically analyzes basic concepts underlying most theories of justice, including impartiality, formal equality, and the unitary moral subjectivity.
Global Challenges, Hardback (December 2006)
In the late 20th century many writers and activists envisioned new possibilities of transnational cooperation toward peace and global justice. Iris Marion Young aims to revive such hopes by responding clearly to what are seen as the global challenges of the modern day, including the war against Iraq and the conflict in Palestine/Israel.
On Female Body Experience, Paperback (October 2004)» View all books by Iris Marion Young
Questions of embodiment have become central to feminist theory, challenging the prevailing notion of disembodied reason in epistemology and criticizing modern political theory for separating human facts of death, birth, need, sex. This work includes a collection of articles on the female body experience among others.
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Author Biography - Iris Marion Young
Iris Young, University of Chicago
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