Richard Miller’s positions in contemporary debates about global justice are marked by two main themes. First, Miller is critical of many attempts to defend claims about global justice by appeal to a general moral principle of global concern. On his view, impartiality does not require similar concern for foreigners as for compatriots, schemes of distributive justice appropriate to domestic society should not be globalized, and global economic justice does not consist of the realization of any one ideal. Second, and relatedly, Miller claims that most transnational responsibilities arise from the existence of particular international relationships. For example, we may have obligations to return the benefits of exploitation, to compensate for imposed courses of development, and to repair the effects of imperial destruction. In addition, we have duties to promote justice in regimes of trade and greenhouse gas emission.
Beneficence and Foreign Aid
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