Show simple item record Linklater, Andrew 2008-11-10T10:10:05Z 2008-11-10T10:10:05Z 2008-11-10
dc.identifier.citation Linklater , A 2008 , ' The Harm Principle and Global Ethics ' ' , pp. 329-343 . en
dc.identifier.other PURE: 89256
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/966
dc.description Linklater, Andrew, 'The Harm Principle and Global Ethics', Global Society (2006) 20(3) pp.329-343 en
dc.description.abstract Various international legal conventions create the obligation not to cause 'serious bodily or mental harm' to members of one's society or to other social groups. The existence of these obligations raises the question of whether widespread aversion to pain and suffering provides the best foundation for 'moral progress' in world politics. Support for a global version of the harm principle is evident in various liberal moral and political writings, but these are vulnerable to two lines of criticism. Some critics have argued that the concept of harm is more complex and elusive than liberals suggest; others that the liberal version of the harm principle is inadequate because it privileges the negative obligation to avoid injury over positive obligations of rescue. Having reviewed these debates, this paper argues for a global version of the harm principle which defends negative and related positive obligations. en
dc.format.extent 15 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof ' en
dc.title The Harm Principle and Global Ethics en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.contributor.institution Department of International Politics en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en

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