publication . Bachelor thesis . 2010

Who answers the call? Institutional moral agency and global justice

Klapdor, Michael;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2010
  • Publisher: Linköpings universitet, Centrum för tillämpad etik
  • Country: Sweden
This thesis asks who is able to answer the call to action that the problems of global injustice pose. It focuses on the concept of institutions such as states, intergovernmental organisations, corporations and non-governmental organisations as moral agents and whether such institutions can be said to be morally responsible for creating or responding to global injustice. It examines three theories of institutional moral agency as presented by Peter French, Toni Erskine and Onora O’Neill and the way in which their conceptions of moral agency are based on the idea of attributing moral responsibility. It argues that the nature of organisational decision-making struc...
free text keywords: Ethics, Applied Ethics, Institutions, Moral Agency, Global Justice, Etik
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