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Global Issues

Can Institutions Have Responsibilities?

Collective Moral Agency and International Relations

Authors: Erskine, Toni

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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.

About the authors

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

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: Making Sense of ‘Responsibility’ in International Relations — Key Questions and Concepts

    Erskine, Toni

    Pages 1-16

  • Assigning Responsibilities to Institutional Moral Agents: The Case of States and ‘Quasi-States’

    Erskine, Toni

    Pages 19-40

  • Moral Responsibility and the Problem of Representing the State

    Runciman, David

    Pages 41-50

  • Moral Agency and International Society

    Brown, Chris

    Pages 51-65

  • Collective Moral Agency and the Political Process

    Harbour, Frances V.

    Pages 69-83

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Can Institutions Have Responsibilities?
Book Subtitle
Collective Moral Agency and International Relations
Authors
Series Title
Global Issues
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-4039-3846-6
DOI
10.1057/9781403938466
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-97129-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4039-1720-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 241
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