Human Rights and the Ethics of Globalization (Paperback)
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Human Rights and the Ethics of Globalization (Paperback)

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Paperback 282 Pages / Published: 13/09/2010
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Human Rights and the Ethics of Globalization provides a balanced, thoughtful discussion of the globalization of the economy and the ethical considerations inherent in the many changes it has prompted. The book's introduction maps out the philosophical foundations for constructing an ethic of globalization, taking into account both traditional and contemporary sources. These ideals are applied to four specific test cases: the ethics of investing in China, the case study of the Firestone company's presence in Liberia, free-trade and fair-trade issues pertaining to the coffee trade with Ethiopia and the use of low-wage factories in Mexico to serve the US market. The book concludes with a comprehensive discussion of how to enforce global compliance with basic human rights standards, with particular attention to stopping abuses by multinational corporations through litigation under the Alien Tort Claims Act.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521147996
Number of pages: 282
Weight: 380 g
Dimensions: 230 x 150 x 20 mm


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'Dan and Elizabeth Lee have written a concise, courageous, and creative book. Richly philosophical, they dare to go beyond the philosopher's ruminations and provide frameworks, guidance, and answers for some of today's most difficult issues in corporate responsibility. This is one of the best books in business ethics I've read in years!' Timothy Fort, Institute for Corporate Responsibility and George Washington University School of Business
'In Human Rights and the Ethics of Globalization, the Lees have done the unthinkable: they have managed to create a clear, coherent framework for exploring and understanding one of the more complex topics of our time. By providing a philosophical foundation for delving into a phenomenon that crosses international boundaries, affects private actors and governments alike, and operates along political, social, and economic dimensions, the Lees have produced a major contribution, which will be appreciated by scholars and lay readers alike. The seamless transition between theory and practical case studies makes the book a truly enjoyable reading experience.' Georgie Geraghty, University of Chicago Law School
"Dan and Elizabeth Lee have written a concise, courageous, and creative book. Richly philosophical, they dare to go beyond the philosopher's ruminations and provide frameworks, guidance, and answers for some of today's most difficult issues in corporate responsibility. This is one of the best books in business ethics I've read in years!" - Timothy Fort, Institute for Corporate Responsibility and George Washington University School of Business
"In Human Rights and the Ethics of Globalization, the Lees have done the unthinkable: they have managed to create a clear, coherent framework for exploring and understanding one of the more complex topics of our time. By providing a philosophical foundation for delving into a phenomenon that crosses international boundaries, affects private actors and governments alike, and operates along political, social, and economic dimensions, the Lees have produced a major contribution, which will be appreciated by scholars and lay readers alike. The seamless transition between theory and practical case studies makes the book a truly enjoyable reading experience." - Georgie Geraghty, Lecturer, University of Chicago Law School
"Daniel Lee (Augustana College) and Elizabeth Lee (assistant federal public defender, Tucson, Arizona), a father/daughter team, have written a fascinating scholarly book that is drawn from years of experience in teaching business ethics and law, and human rights work.... Each chapter is well written in a clear and thoughtful way. This reviewer found the book to be a breath of fresh air in the often muddled and acrimonious debate over human rights and globalization. This book is an excellent read for those who want a balanced, well-thought-out argument on the linkages between human rights and globalization. An excellent starter for classroom discussion.... Essential...." -K.J. Cooney, Northwest University, CHOICE
"...The book is valuable because it targets issues of interest to the general public that arise out of transnational business operations. The authors use a clear and straightforward presentation style and rely on four concrete case studies to illustrate their theoretical arguments..." -Graham Mayeda, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, The Canadian Yearbook of International Law

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