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  1. Joan C. Tronto (2012). Partiality Based on Relational Responsibilities: Another Approach to Global Ethics. Ethics and Social Welfare 6 (3):303-316.
    Universalistic claims about the nature of justice are presumed to require larger commitments from a global perspective than partialist claims. This essay departs from standard partialist accounts by anchoring partialist claims in a different account of the nature of responsibility. In contrast to substantive responsibility, which is akin to an obligation and derived from principles, relational responsibilities grow out of relationships and their complex intertwining. While such accounts of responsibility are less clear cut, they will prove in the long run (...)
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  2. Joan C. Tronto (2012). Reconsidering Citizenship by Taking Parenthood Seriously: Duff's The Parent as Citizen. Theory and Event 15 (1).
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  3. Joan Tronto (2011). "The Servant Problem" and Justice in Households. Iris. European Journal of Philosophy and Public Debate 2 (3):67-85.
    In this paper I consider what may seem an "accidental" family relationship and stress its worrying attributes for contemporary family life. While we have made strides in being willing and able to "queer" kinship relationships, another frontier remains in thinking about the family. Not all forms of family relations are kinship or quasi-kinship relationships. I refer to a kind of family relationship that remains very largely invisible: that between the household's kin and their domestic servants. Throughout most of the twentieth (...)
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  4. Joan Tronto (2011). Who is Authorized to Do Applied Ethics? Inherently Political Dimensions of Applied Ethics. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 14 (4):407-417.
    A standard view in ethics is that ethical issues concern a different range of human concerns than does politics. This essay goes beyond the long-standing dispute about the extent to which applied ethics needs a commitment to ethical theory. It argues that regardless of the outcome of that dispute, applied ethics, because it presumes something about the nature of authority, rests upon and is implicated in political theory. After internalist and externalist accounts of applied ethics are described, “mixed” approaches are (...)
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  5. Joan Tronto (2010). Creating Caring Institutions: Politics, Plurality, and Purpose. Ethics and Social Welfare 4 (2):158-171.
    How do we know which institutions provide good care? Some scholars argue that the best way to think about care institutions is to model them upon the family or the market. This paper argues, on the contrary, that when we make explicit some background conditions of good family care, we can apply what we know to better institutionalized caring. After considering elements of bad and good care, from an institutional perspective, the paper argues that good care in an institutional context (...)
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  6. Joan C. Tronto (2010). Violence and Social Justice. Contemporary Political Theory 9 (4):513.
  7. Joan C. Tronto (2009). Consent as a Grant of Authority: A Care Ethics Reading of Informed Consent. In Hilde Lindemann, Marian Verkerk & Margaret Urban Walker (eds.), Naturalized Bioethics: Toward Responsible Knowing and Practice. Cambridge University Press.
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  8. Joan Tronto (2008). The Ethics of Care: Personal, Political, and Global by Virginia Held. Hypatia 23 (1):211-217.
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  9. Lynne S. Arnault, Bat-Ami Bar On, Alyssa R. Bernstein, Victoria Davion, Marilyn Fischer, Virginia Held, Peter Higgins, Sabrina Hom, Audra King, James L. Nelson, Serena Parekh, April Shaw & Joan Tronto (2007). Global Feminist Ethics. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
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  10. Joan C. Tronto (2007). The Ethics of Care: Personal, Political, and Global (Review). Hypatia 23 (1):211-217.
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  11. Joan Tronto, Nel Noddings, Eloise Buker, Selma Sevenhuijsen, Vivienne Bozalek, Amanda Gouws, Marie Minnaar-Mcdonald, Deborah Little, Margaret Urban Walker, Fiona Robinson, Judith Stadtman Tucker & Cheryl Brandsen (2006). Socializing Care: Feminist Ethics and Public Issues. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
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  12. Joan Tronto (2005). Care as the Work of Citizens: A Modest Proposal. In Marilyn Friedman (ed.), Women and Citizenship. Oup Usa. 130--145.
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  13. Joan Tronto (2004). Frantz Fanon. Contemporary Political Theory 3 (3):245.
  14. Julie A. White & Joan C. Tronto (2004). Political Practices of Care: Needs and Rights. Ratio Juris 17 (4):425-453.
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  15. Joan C. Tronto (2002). The "Nanny" Question in Feminism. Hypatia 17 (2):34-51.
    : Are social movements responsible for their unfinished agendas? Feminist successes in opening the professions to women paved the way for the emergence of the upper middle-class two-career household. These households sometimes hire domestic servants to accomplish their child care work. If, as I shall argue, this practice is unjust and furthers social inequality, then it poses a moral problem for any feminist commitment to social justice.
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  16. Sandra Lee Bartky, Daniel Callahan, Joan C. Callahan, Peggy DesAutels, Robin Fiore, Frida Kerner Furman, Martha Holstein, Diana Tietjens Meyers, Hilde Lindemann Nelson, James Lindemann Nelson, Sara Ruddick, Anita Silvers, Joan Tronto, Margaret Urban Walker & Susan Wendell (2000). Mother Time: Women, Aging, and Ethics. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
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  17. Joan C. Tronto (1999). Care Ethics: Moving Forward. [REVIEW] Hypatia 14 (1):112 - 119.
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  18. Joan C. Tronto (1995). Care as a Basis for Radical Political Judgments. Hypatia 10 (2):141 - 149.
    The best framework for moral and political thought is the one that creates the best climate for good political judgments. I argue that universalistic theories of justice fall short in this regard because they cannot distinguish idealization from abstraction. After describing how an ethic of care guides judgments, I suggest the practical effects that make this approach preferable. The ethic of care includes more aspects of human life in making political judgments.
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  19. Joan Tronto (1989). Women and Caring: What Can Feminists Learn About Morality From Caring. In Alison M. Jaggar & Susan Bordo (eds.), Gender/Body/Knowledge: Feminist Reconstructions of Being and Knowing. Rutgers University Press. 172--187.
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