ON THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF DOMINATED STATES

Anahi Wiedenbrug

Abstract

While global justice theorists heatedly discuss the responsibilities of the affluent and powerful, those states which can legitimately be seen as victims of global injustice have seldom, if ever, been considered as duty bearers to whom responsibilities can be attached. However, recognising agents whose options are constrained not only as victims, but also as duty bearers is necessary as a proof of respect for their agency and indispensable to mobilise the type of action required to alter global injustices. In this article, I explore what responsibilities state officials of dominated states have. I argue that they have the responsibility to resist domination in the name of the dominated states members. While under particular circumstances this responsibility gives rise to a duty to engage in acts of state civil disobedience, under other circumstances state officials of dominated states ought to resist domination in an internal, attitudinal way by recognising themselves as outcome responsible agents.


Keywords

Dominated States; Global Justice; Outcome Responsibility; Sovereign Debt; State Civil Disobedience

Full Text:

pp. 102-124 PDF


DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21248/gjn.10.2.154

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