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Forthcoming articles
  1. Clara Brandi (forthcoming). Safeguarding the Earth System as a Priority for Sustainable Development and Global Ethics: The Need for an Earth System SDG. Journal of Global Ethics:1-5.
    While the list of 17 Sustainable Development Goals proposed by the United Nations’ Open Working Group comprises a catalog of highly important post-2015 development priorities, one of the key issue that has not received the attention it deserves is the need to safeguard the Earth's life-support system. Over the course of the past decades, we have concentrated much more on socioeconomic development rather than on environmental sustainability while putting a number of the Earth's systems at risk, and with it poverty (...)
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  2. Luis Camacho (forthcoming). Sustainable Development Goals: Kinds, Connections and Expectations. Journal of Global Ethics:1-6.
    We point out the need to clarify some of the ideas related to the connection between development and sustainability in the Report of the Open Working Group of the General Assembly on Sustainable Development. In particular, the meaning of ‘sustainable’ is not clear when applied to specific areas of human activity. A more detailed explanation of the kind of equality sought for in the proposal is also needed. Because of potential conflicts between goals, we miss some considerations on the impact (...)
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  3. Sakiko Fukuda-Parr & Desmond McNeill (forthcoming). Post 2015: A New Era of Accountability? Journal of Global Ethics:1-8.
    The Millennium Development Goals were criticised for failing to address the issue of governance, and the associated notions of responsibility and accountability. The Sustainable Development Goals, we argue, need to recognise the structural constraints facing poor countries – the power imbalances in the global economic system that limit their ability to promote the prosperity and well-being of their people, as was clearly brought out by the Commission on Global Governance for Health, of which we were both members [Ottersen, O. P., (...)
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  4. Claudia Garduño García (forthcoming). Good Design as Design for Good: Exploring How Design Can Be Ethically and Environmentally Sustainable by Co-Designing an Eco-Hostel Within a Mayan Community. Journal of Global Ethics:1-19.
    Designers acknowledge that their skills can assist the visualization and materialization of a desirable future and have gone as far as proposing that design can achieve societal change. Designing for a better world is associated with decreasing environmental depletion impacts while making good for both people and the environment, if possible. Evidently, this is a space where design deals with ethical matters, defining what is good or questioning if good has a universal meaning. This paper discusses the case of Aalto (...)
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  5. Anke Graness (forthcoming). Is the Debate on ‘Global Justice’ a Global One? Some Considerations in View of Modern Philosophy in Africa. Journal of Global Ethics:1-15.
    At present, the debate on global justice, a debate which is at the core of global ethics, is largely being conducted by European and American scholars from different disciplines without taking into account views and concepts from other regions of the world, particularly, from the Global South. The lack of a truly intercultural, interreligious, and international exchange of ideas provokes doubts whether the concepts of global justice introduced so far are able to transcend regional and cultural horizons. The article introduces (...)
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  6. Matti Häyry & Tuija Takala (forthcoming). The Theory and Practice of Global Justice. Journal of Global Ethics:1-3.
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  7. Matti Häyry & Simo Vehmas (forthcoming). Disability as a Test of Justice in a Globalising World. Journal of Global Ethics:1-9.
    This paper shows how most modern theories of justice could require or at least condone international aid aimed at alleviating the ill effects of disability. Seen from the general viewpoint of liberal egalitarianism, this is moderately encouraging, since according to the creed people in bad positions should be aided, and disability tends to put people in such positions. The actual responses of many theories, including John Rawls's famous view of justice, remain, however, unclear. Communitarian, liberal egalitarian, and luck egalitarian thinkers (...)
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  8. Sirkku K. Hellsten (forthcoming). Ethics: Universal or Global? The Trends in Studies of Ethics in the Context of Globalization. Journal of Global Ethics:1-10.
    The article discusses how theory and practice in global ethics affect each other. First, the author explores how the study of ethics has changed in the era of globalization and ponders what the role of the field of study of global ethics is in this context. Second, she wants to show how the logical fallacies in widening study field of ethics produce false polarizations between facts and value judgements in social ethics made in various cultural contexts. She further elaborates how (...)
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  9. Merata Kawharu (forthcoming). Aotearoa: Shine or Shame? A Critical Examination of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Question of Poverty and Young Māori in New Zealand. Journal of Global Ethics:1-8.
    As an international framework with broad support, the Sustainable Development Goals help to focus nations’ efforts on major issues and help policy-makers to specify areas of need for policy. While the goals are ambitious, they help to channel leaders’ thinking and action when goals are visible and normative. The goals also provide opportunity for first world nations, such as New Zealand, to examine how they apply to them. In terms of the predecessors to the SDGs, the Millennium Development Goals, New (...)
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  10. Jukka Mäkinen & Eero Kasanen (forthcoming). In Defense of a Regulated Market Economy. Journal of Global Ethics:1-11.
    The dominant understanding of political corporate social responsibility suggests new, broader political roles for businesses in the globalized economy, challenging the classical liberal social order . In this paper, we show how the major framing of the political CSR discussion not only challenges the classical liberal social order but also goes against the more general political economic perspective of the regulated market economy . We argue that this latter tendency of the political CSR discussion is its main weakness. We introduce (...)
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  11. Shashi Motilal (forthcoming). Sustainable Development Goals and Human Moral Obligations: The Ends and Means Relation. Journal of Global Ethics:1-8.
    This paper aims at understanding Sustainable Development Goals as normative ends to be achieved by normative means in the context of global ethics. It distinguishes the descriptive and the normative senses of sustainability and development and puts forward a case for exploring the role of human moral obligations as the normative means to attain the goals of sustainable development. It argues that it is only when basic human moral obligations and role-related obligations are fulfilled that human well-being and that of (...)
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  12. Martha C. Nussbaum (forthcoming). Political Liberalism and Global Justice. Journal of Global Ethics:1-12.
    This article argues that political liberalism, of the type formulated by John Rawls and Charles Larmore and further developed in Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum's capabilities approach, is superior to more comprehensive political views both in domestic and in global affairs. Perfectionist liberalism as advocated by John Stuart Mill and Joseph Raz attempts to erase existing religions and replace them with the religion of utility or autonomy. This is wrong, because in the ethico-religious environment of reasonable disagreement that we inhabit (...)
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  13. Eric Palmer (forthcoming). The Sustainable Development Goals Forum. Journal of Global Ethics:1-7.
    This introduction notes the contributions of various authors to the first issue of the Journal of Global Ethics 2015 Forum and briefly explains the United Nations process through which the sustainable development goals have been formulated up to the receipt by the General Assembly, in August 2014, of the Report of the Open Working Group of the General Assembly on Sustainable Development Goals . The goals are identified as a confluence of distinct streams of UN work attended to variously by (...)
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  14. Thomas Pogge & Mitu Sengupta (forthcoming). The Sustainable Development Goals: A Plan for Building a Better World? Journal of Global Ethics:1-9.
    Despite some clear positives, the draft text of the Sustainable Development Goals does not fulfill its self-proclaimed purpose of inspiring and guiding a concerted international effort to eradicate severe poverty everywhere in all of its forms. We offer some critical comments on the proposed agreement and suggest 10 ways to embolden the goals and amplify their appeal and moral power. While it may well be true that the world's poor are better off today than their predecessors were decades or centuries (...)
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  15. Francesca Pongiglione (forthcoming). The Need for a Priority Structure for the Sustainable Development Goals. Journal of Global Ethics:1-6.
    This article argues for the need to set priorities to Sustainable Development Goals . It proposes to assign primary focus on goals that, along with being ends in themselves, operate also as means for achieving other objectives – and are therefore of instrumental value also. Education is briefly analyzed as an example of one such goal. In addition, this article addresses population growth, an issue that is not explicitly mentioned in the SDGs but that is arguably relevant for sustainable development. (...)
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  16. Krushil Watene & Mandy Yap (forthcoming). Culture and Sustainable Development: Indigenous Contributions. Journal of Global Ethics:1-5.
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