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  1. David T. Risser (2009). Book Review: Nick Smith - I Was Wrong: The Meanings of Apologies. [REVIEW] Journal of Value Inquiry 43 (2):263-271.
  2. David T. Risser, Collective Moral Responsibility. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
  3. David T. Risser (2004). Prospects for the Expansion of Democratic Pluralism. In Friederich M. Zimmermann & Susanne Janschitz (eds.), Regional Policies in Europe: Soft Features for Innovative Cross-Border Cooperation. Leykam Publishers:125-134.
    Pluralism is an essential feature of liberal democratic theory and practice and rests upon the fundamental value of tolerance. Today, commitment to various forms of constitutional representative democracy appears to be widespread, and globilization has diminished the political, economic, and cultural significance of borders to some degree. But concurrently, in a trend which seems to have accelerated since the end of the Cold War, there has been a marked increase in many areas around the world of conflict, tormoil, and violence (...)
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  4. David T. Risser (2003). The Moral Problem of Nonvoting. Journal of Social Philosophy 34 (3):348–363.
    The meaning and moral implications of voting and nonvoting in a representative democracy are outlined and discussed. A conception of voting as a forward-looking, conditional shared responsibility is developed and defended. This conception reflects an understanding of democratic politics in which the supreme strategic advantage is power to affect "the conflict of conflicts", that is, the ability to influence the shape and content of the dominant political agenda. This conception is also shown to support a consequentialist approach to distributive justice (...)
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  5. David T. Risser (2001). Freedom of Information. In Derek Jones (ed.), Censorship: A World Encyclopedia (vol. 2). Fitzroy Dearborn:881-883.
  6. David T. Risser (2001). Liberal Democracy. In Derek Jones (ed.), Censorship: A World Encyclopedia (vol. 3). Fitzroy Dearborn:1412-1414.
  7. David T. Risser (1999). Democratic Process. In Christopher B. Gray (ed.), The Philosophy of Law: An Encyclopedia (vol. 1). Garland Publishing, Inc.:193-195.
    The participation of its citizens in the making of public policy is the defining feature of a democratic regime and represents popular sovereignity in action. There are a number of serious problems which threaten the quality or even the legitimacy of the democratic process. The focus of this entry is on four of the most important problems or flaws in democratic politics, particularly democratic politics in the U.S. These four are (1) political agenda formation, (2) the scope and bias of (...)
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  8. David T. Risser (1999). Violence, Oppresssion. In Christopher B. Gray (ed.), The Philosophy of Law: An Encyclopedia (vol. 2). Garland Publishing, Inc.:893-895.
  9. David T. Risser (1996). The Social Dimension of Moral Responsibility: Taking Organizations Seriously. Journal of Social Philosophy 27 (1):189-207.
    This article provides a justification for holding complex organizations morally responsible and shows how this moral dimension is implicit in the concept of power. Several objections to organizational moral responsibility are addressed, and a new view of complex organizations as agents which are morally responsible, but do not possess moral rights, is defended.
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  10. Jeffrey Nesteruk & David T. Risser (1993). Conceptions of the Corporation and Ethical Decision Making in Business. Business and Professional Ethics Journal 12 (1):73-89.
  11. Peter A. French, Jeffrey Nesteruk & David T. Risser (1992). Corporations in the Moral Community. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich College Publishers.
  12. Jeffrey Nesteruk & David T. Risser (1992). Teaching Ethics in Business Law Courses. In Joshua Laverson (ed.), Teaching Resource Bulletin, no. 2. American Bar Association (Commission on College and University Nonprofessional Legal Studies).
    The article begins with a view of recent developments in the discipline of business law. A model useful in the study of business ethics is presented. Business ethics is the philosophical examination of the body of values and conceptions that influence business decision making as well as being pervasive components of the social environment in which businesses operate. Our model is a four-part framework for approaching business ethics which is sensitive to its implications for business law. The model's four parts (...)
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  13. David T. Risser (1989). Punishing Corporations: A Proposal. Business and Professional Ethics Journal 8 (3):83-92.
  14. David T. Risser (1985). Corporate Collective Responsibility. Washington University.
  15. David T. Risser (1978). Power and Collective Responsibility. Kinesis 9 (no. 2):23-33.
    Note: I remain grateful to Elizabeth and Monroe Beardesley for their friendship and their help and encouragement with this particular paper.
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