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Description - Can Institutions Have Responsibilities? by Toni Erskine

Can 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 Details

ISBN: 9781403917201
ISBN-10: 1403917205
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 13mm)
Pages: 253
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 2-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Toni Erskine

TONI ERSKINE is Lecturer in International Politics at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK. She was previously British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre of International Studies, University of Cambridge. Dr Erskine is convenor of the British Academy Network on 'Ethics, Institutions and International Affairs' and associate editor of the journal International Relations. She has published work on 'institutional moral agency', the ethics of war and 'embedded cosmopolitanism'.

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