publication . Article . 2012

Reconstructing responsibility and moral agency in world politics

Joseph Hoover;
Open Access English
  • Published: 15 Jun 2012
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Country: United Kingdom
<jats:p>Assigning responsibility is increasingly common in world politics, from the United Nation's assertion that sovereignty entails a ‘responsibility to protect’ to the International Criminal Court's attempts to hold individuals responsible for international crimes. This development is welcome but problematic as the model of moral agency that our contemporary practices of responsibility are based on leads to a number of problematic consequences that impede efforts to make world politics more just. In particular, our contemporary practices of responsibility are excessively focused on the obligations of individual and collective actors, at the expense of enabli...
free text keywords: BJ, JC, Political Science and International Relations, Philosophy, Law, Psychological intervention, Social science, Social responsibility, Moral agency, Assertion, Politics, Sociology, John dewey, Sovereignty, Responsibility to protect
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publication . Article . 2012

Reconstructing responsibility and moral agency in world politics

Joseph Hoover;