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Multinational Corporations and Global JusticeHuman Rights Obligations of a Quasi-Governmental Institution$
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Florian Wettstein

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780804762403

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804762403.001.0001

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Agents of Global Justice

Agents of Global Justice

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(p.145) Chapter 4 Agents of Global Justice
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Multinational Corporations and Global Justice
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804762403.003.0004

This chapter focuses on potential agents that play a role in the realization of global justice. It considers multinational corporations as potential bearers of obligations of justice and argues that their actions must be matched with corresponding moral obligations. Before presenting a general power- and capability-based heuristic for identifying potential agents of justice, the chapter first looks at the inherent connection between power and moral obligation. It then examines the link between institutions and collective moral responsibility, considers primary and secondary agents of justice, focuses on nation-states as primary agents of global justice, and describes non-state actors as agents of global justice.

Keywords:   agents, non-state actors, nation-states, power, moral obligations, moral responsibility, institutions, global justice

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