publication . Thesis . 2015

Responsibility without Guilt: A Youngian Approach to Responsibility for Global Injustice

McKeown, M. C.;
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  • Published: 28 Mar 2015
  • Publisher: UCL (University College London)
  • Country: United Kingdom
What responsibilities do individuals have in relation to global injustice? Iris Young argues that all agents “connected” to global structural injustice bear political responsibility, rather than moral responsibility; the difference being that political responsibility is non-blameworthy, shared and forward-looking, whereas moral responsibility entails blameworthiness, isolates particular agents for censure and is backward-looking. Thus, individuals are not guilty of wrongdoing but they bear responsibility for global injustice. Young’s argument is intuitively appealing and influential, however it is underdeveloped. In this thesis, I aim to develop Young’s account ...
free text keywords: Global Justice, Moral Responsibility, Political Responsibility, Iris Marion Young
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