International Journal of Applied Philosophy

Volume 34, Issue 1, Spring 2020

Thom BrooksOrcid-ID
Pages 105-122

Global Justice and Stakeholding

The orthodox position in global justice is to consider questions about international distributive justice from a perspective of what duties, if any, affluent states have towards people in severe poverty. The debate has focused on whether positive or negative duties are most relevant and how they should be applied. This article challenges this orthodoxy by defending stakeholder theory as a promising new approach overcoming limitations in current debates through promotion of the virtue of stakeholders having a say where they have a stake.