Labor and Global Justice

Essays on the Ethics of Labor Practices under Globalization

Author: Mary C. Rawlinson,Wim Vandekerckhove,Ronald M. S. Commers,Tim R. Johnston

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739193708

Category: Philosophy

Page: 236

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Labor and Global Justice: Essays on the Ethics of Labor Practices under Globalization combines conceptual and theoretical perspectives across a multiplicity of relevant differences, both geographical and disciplinary, to develop a transnational perspective on labor and justice. Through its multidisciplinary, transnational approach and its engagement with public policy, the contributors advance urgent contemporary debates around work and clearly demonstrate the necessity of articulating the rights of labor to any global ethics or to any concept of global justice. Together, the chapters make evident why justice requires, both theoretically and practically, a rethinking and rearticulation of the relation between labor and capital. Framing the theoretical and practical question of justice in a new way, the editors have gathered addresses scholars across multiple disciplines, including philosophy, international relations, and the social sciences. As the volume emphasizes the connection between the concept of justice and real public policy, it also appeals to human rights workers and labor organizers, as well as those who make the public policies that establish the relation between labor and capital, just or unjust, and that determine the well-being of workers, for good or ill.

Human Dignity

Establishing Worth and Seeking Solutions

Author: Edward Sieh,Judy McGregor

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137560053

Category: Social Science

Page: 394

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This book examines the concept of dignity from a variety of global perspectives. It scrutinizes how dignity informs policy and practice, and is influenced by international and domestic law, human rights values, and domestic politics. An exciting collection of essays, this edited volume provides an analysis of human rights as they are experienced by real people who have in many cases been forced to take action to further their own interests. Readers will discover an extensive range of issues discussed, from the internet, climate change and disabilities, to globalization, old-age, and migrants' rights. The last section deals with the impact of various issues on indigenous and migrant populations, specifically violence in Columbia, border issues in Tijuana, women's and children's rights violations, and the complex problems experienced by refugees, particularly in regards to citizenship. The interdisciplinary nature of this work makes it an invaluable read for scholars of Health Studies, Law, Human Rights, Sociology and Politics.

Just Life

Bioethics and the Future of Sexual Difference

Author: Mary C. Rawlinson

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231541198

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

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Just Life reorients ethics and politics around the generativity of mothers and daughters rather than the right to property and the sexual proprieties of the oedipal drama. Invoking two concrete universals—everyone is born of a woman and everyone needs to eat—Rawlinson rethinks labor and food as relationships that make ethical claims and sustain agency. Just Life counters the capitalization of bodies under biopower with the solidarity of sovereign bodies.

Sex, Slavery and the Trafficked Woman

Myths and Misconceptions about Trafficking and its Victims

Author: Ramona Vijeyarasa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317056825

Category: Political Science

Page: 284

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Sex, Slavery and the Trafficked Woman is a go-to text for readers who seek a comprehensive overview of the meaning of ’human trafficking’ and current debates and perspectives on the issue. It presents a more nuanced understanding of human trafficking and its victims by examining - and challenging - the conventional assumptions that sit at the heart of mainstream approaches to the topic. A pioneering study, the arguments made in this book are largely drawn from the author’s fieldwork in Ukraine, Vietnam and Ghana. The author demonstrates to readers how a law enforcement and criminal justice-oriented approach to trafficking has developed at the expense of a migration and human rights perspective. She highlights the importance of viewing trafficking within a broad spectrum of migratory movement. The author contests the coerced, female victim archetype as stereotypical and challenges the reader to understand trafficking in an alternative manner, introducing the counterintuitive concept of the ’voluntary victim’. Overall, this text provides readers of migration and development, gender studies, women’s rights and international law a comprehensive and multidisciplinary analysis of the concept of trafficking.

The Routledge Handbook of Food Ethics

Author: Mary Rawlinson,Caleb Ward

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317595505

Category: Philosophy

Page: 452

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While the history of philosophy has traditionally given scant attention to food and the ethics of eating, in the last few decades the subject of food ethics has emerged as a major topic, encompassing a wide array of issues, including labor justice, public health, social inequity, animal rights and environmental ethics. This handbook provides a much needed philosophical analysis of the ethical implications of the need to eat and the role that food plays in social, cultural and political life. Unlike other books on the topic, this text integrates traditional approaches to the subject with cutting edge research in order to set a new agenda for philosophical discussions of food ethics. The Routledge Handbook of Food Ethics is an outstanding reference source to the key topics, problems and debates in this exciting subject and is the first collection of its kind. Comprising over 35 chapters by a team of international contributors, the Handbook is divided into 7 parts: the phenomenology of food gender and food food and cultural diversity liberty, choice and food policy food and the environment farming and eating other animals food justice Essential reading for students and researchers in food ethics, it is also an invaluable resource for those in related disciplines such as environmental ethics and bioethics.

Business Ethics

Author: Michael Boylan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118658116

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

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The second edition of Business Ethics introduces readersto key ethical issues that arise within the world of business,providing a strong theoretical foundation as well as real worldapplications. This new edition has been greatly revised, andincludes new sections on the financial services industry,globalization, and global economic justice. An accessible introduction for beginners, offering acombination of important established essays and new essayscommissioned especially for this volume Greatly revised - more than half of the selections are new tothis edition. Newly commissioned essays addressinformation technology, global economic justice and globalization,stakeholder theory, the corporation as an individual, and othertopics Uses diverse, authentic business cases toillustrate discussion of concepts Cases have been updated to reflect current problems andissues Provides students with guidance and tools to write theirown case study essays Readings are presented to progressively develop thereader's ability to read and apply ethical theory by writingcase responses from different vantage points

The Subject of Care

Feminist Perspectives on Dependency

Author: Associate Professor of Philosophy Eva Feder Kittay,Eva Feder Kittay,Ellen K. Feder,Assistant Professor of Philosophy Ellen K Feder

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742513631

Category: Philosophy

Page: 382

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The essays of this volume consider how acknowledgement of the fact of dependency changes our conceptions of law, political theory, and morality, as well as our very conceptions of self.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Basic Principles and Best Practices : Historico-philosophical Issues in International Business

Author: Jose Mario B. Maximiano

Publisher: N.A


Category: Corporate culture

Page: 449

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