Shared Responsibility, Global Structural Injustice, and Restitution

Social Theory and Practice 36 (2):263-290 (2010)
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This paper argues that even the most virtuous people living in affluent Western countries share responsibility for injustices suffered by poor people living in developing countries. The argument of the paper draws on a moral principle that underlies the law of restitution: the principle of unjust enrichment. The paper argues that denizens of affluent Western countries have benefited unjustly from injustices suffered by poor people living in developing countries and that they have a moral responsibility to pay back their unjust gains
Keywords Applied Philosophy  Social and Political Philosophy
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DOI 10.5840/soctheorpract201036214
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