What do we owe others as a matter of global justice and does national membership matter?

David Miller offers us a sophisticated account of how we can reconcile global obligations and duties to co?nationals. In this article I focus on four weaknesses with his account such as the following two. First, there remains considerable unclarity about the strength of the positive duties we have to non?nationals and how these measure up relative to other positive duties, such as the ones Miller believes we have to co?nationals to implement civil, political, or social rights. Second, just how responsibilities for enacting our global commitments will be assigned still needs further development. A unifying theme of my criticisms concerns Miller?s account of how we are to mediate responsibilities to fellow?nationals and the partiality we may defensibly show co?nationals. In the final section I sketch an alternative way of conceptualizing our duties to fellow?nationals and duties to non?nationals, which can give more systematic advice about the partiality we may defensibly show co?nationals
Keywords David Miller  compatriot partiality  compatriot favoritism  noncompatriot duties
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1080/13698230802415904
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history
Request removal from index
Download options
Our Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 25,100
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA
World Poverty and Human Rights.Thomas Pogge - 2002 - Ethics and International Affairs 19 (1):1–7.
Basic Liberties and Global Justice.Gillian Brock - 2006 - Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 19 (2).

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA
Remedial Responsibilities Beyond Nations.Thom Brooks - 2014 - Journal of Global Ethics 10 (2):156-166.
Limiting the Scope of the Weighting Model: A Reply to David Miller.Robert van der Veen - 2010 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 13 (4):549-559.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Monthly downloads

Added to index


Total downloads

43 ( #114,493 of 2,132,897 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

3 ( #237,570 of 2,132,897 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature

There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.

Other forums