Moral Issues in Global Perspective – Volume 2: Human Diversity and Equality – Second Edition
  • Publication Date: March 27, 2006
  • ISBN: 9781551117485 / 1551117487
  • 412 pages; 7" x 9"

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Moral Issues in Global Perspective – Volume 2: Human Diversity and Equality – Second Edition

  • Publication Date: March 27, 2006
  • ISBN: 9781551117485 / 1551117487
  • 412 pages; 7" x 9"

Now available in three thematic volumes, the second edition of Moral Issues in Global Perspective is a collection of the newest and best articles on current moral issues by moral and political theorists from around the globe. Each volume seeks to challenge the standard approaches to morality and moral issues shaped by Western liberal theory and to extend the inquiry beyond the context of North America. Covering a broad range of issues and arguments, this collection includes critiques of traditional liberal accounts of rights, justice, and moral values, while raising questions about the treatment of disadvantaged groups within and across societies affected by globalization. Providing new perspectives on issues such as war and terrorism, reproduction, euthanasia, censorship, and the environment, each volume of Moral Issues in Global Perspective incorporates work by race, class, feminist, and disability theorists.

Human Diversity and Equality, the second of the three volumes, examines issues of equality and difference and the effects, within and across borders, of kinds of discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, disability, class, and sexual orientation. Nine essays are new, four of which were written especially for this volume.

Moral Issues in Global Perspective is available in three separate volumes—Moral and Political Theory, Human Diversity and Equality, and Moral Issues.


“This volume offers an outstanding collection of essays that represent a wide variety of viewpoints on human diversity and equality. Koggel has carefully arranged the text to include perspectives and voices that are often absent from social and political discourse; it questions the traditional Western democratic liberal ideals of privacy and individual liberty rights. The anthology presents alternative conceptions on issues of race, gender, disability, and sexual orientation, and encourages students to think differently about our responsibilities to other cultures. Moral Issues in Global Perspective is a one-of-a-kind anthology.” — Jennifer Parks, Loyola University

“This is an immensely impressive and inspiring project. Each volume of Moral Issues in Global Perspective combines serious attention to moral and political theory with substantive treatment of actual moral issues as they arise in very different human contexts across the planet. No credible moral philosopher can ignore the fact that globalization and multiculturalism make a difference to how moral problems are framed and therefore to how those problems might be addressed. And our students deserve nothing less than to be exposed to the rich diversity of human thinking about how to live. Individually and collectively, these volumes provide essential guides to the latest conversation between theorists and practitioners around the world about a host of questions vital to everyday life and to the very future of ethical humankind.” — Susan Dwyer, University of Maryland, Baltimore



  • Human Functioning and Social Justice: In Defense of Aristotelian Essentialism
    • Martha C. Nussbaum
  • Insiders and Outsiders in International Development
    • David A. Crocker
  • Cloning Cultures: The Social Injustices of Sameness
    • Philomena Essed and David Theo Goldberg
  • The New Sovereignty
    • Shelby Steele
  • Social Movements and the Politics of Difference
    • Iris Marion Young
  • Moral Deference
    • Laurence Thomas
  • Study Questions
  • Suggested Readings


  • Racisms
    • Kwame Anthony Appiah
  • Future Genders? Future Races?
    • Sally Haslanger
  • White Woman Feminist
    • Marilyn Frye
  • Reflections on the Meaning of White
    • Victoria Davion
  • Invisibility is an Unnatural Disaster: Reflections of an Asian American Woman
    • Mitsuye Yamada
  • Study Questions
  • Suggested Readings


  • Introduction
  • Beauty is the Beast: Psychological Effects of the Pursuit of the Perfect Female Body
    • Elayne A. Saltzberg and Joan C. Chrisler
  • Justice and the Distribution of Fear
    • Keith Burgess-Jackson
  • Gender Inequality and Cultural Differences
    • Susan Moller Okin
  • Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses
    • Chandra Talpade Mohanty
  • The Good Terrorist: Domesticity and the Political Space for Change
    • Janice Newberry
  • Study Questions
  • Suggested Readings


  • “Is it Wrong to Discriminate on the Basis of Homosexuality?”
    • Jeffrey Jordan
  • Heterosexuality and Feminist Theory
    • Christine Overall
  • Sexuality Injustice
    • Cheshire Calhoun
  • Against Marriage and Motherhood
    • Claudia Card
  • Power and Sexuality in the Middle East
    • Bruce Dunne
  • Study Questions
  • Suggested Readings


  • Introduction
  • Disability, Discrimination, and Fairness
    • David Wasserman
  • (In)Equality, (Ab)normality, and the Americans With Disabilities Act
    • Anita Silvers
  • Uniting the Nation? Disability, Stem Cells, and the Australian Media
    • G. Goggin and C. Newell
  • On the Government of Disability
    • Shelley Tremain
  • Study Questions
  • Suggested Readings


  • Introduction
  • Homelessness and the Issue of Freedom
    • Jeremy Waldron
  • Reforming the Welfare State: The Case for Basic Income
    • Ingrid Robeyns
  • Norway: The Development Ethic of a Donor Country
    • Asuncion Lera St. Clair
  • The Beautiful, Expanding Future of Poverty: Popular Economics as a Psychological Defense
    • Ashis Nandy
  • Equality Analysis: Local and Global Relations of Power
    • Christine M. Koggel
  • Study Questions
  • Suggested Readings


Christine Koggel is Professor of Philosophy at Bryn Mawr College. She is also the author of Perspectives on Equality: Constructing a Relational Theory (Rowman & Littlefield) and co-editor of Confidential Relationships: Psychoanalytic, Ethical and Legal Perspectives (Rodopi Press).