Just Responsibility: A Human Rights Theory of Global Justice

By Brooke A. Ackerly ’88. Can we respond to injustices in the world in ways that do more than just address their consequences? In this book, Brooke A. Ackerly both answers the question of what should we do, and shows that it’s the wrong question to ask.

  • Provides a political theory of global justice and human rights that is deeply rooted in human rights activism
  • Examines the difference between moral responsibility and political responsibility
  • Challenges conventional norms about responsibility and its basis in volition and cognition