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Responsibility for Global Justice: Agents, Distribution, and Demandingness

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This chapter discusses our responsibilities for advancing global justice. It also deals with the question of who bears these responsibilities. The idea is that various agents, including both individual and collective entities, should be responsible for bringing about just outcomes, and the content of their responsibilities will depend on their respective position in the global order. Then it considers the underlying principles that should guide the allocations of burdens associated with pursuing global justice. Given the gravity of current global injustices, taking responsibilities for global justice may seem to be a daunting task. As such, I will have to address the concern that my account of global justice is overly demanding for the complying agents.

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  • World Trade Organization
  • Distributive Justice
  • Collective Agent
  • Global Order
  • Special Obligation

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Ip, K.K.W. (2016). Responsibility for Global Justice: Agents, Distribution, and Demandingness. In: Egalitarianism and Global Justice. Palgrave Macmillan, New York. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-51407-3_7

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