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Jenanne Ferguson

questions through a geoethics framework. The lake is a nexus that highlights the relationships between humans and nature, in which a tangle of oft-contradictory actions and moral responsibilities emerge—and possibilities for better human

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Everyday Suffering and the Abstract Time-Reckoning of Law

Reflections on the Allocation of Responsibility for an Asbestos Disaster in Italy

David Loher

moral responsibility. Second, it explores the contradictions between these ideas of moral responsibility and the allocation of legal responsibility in the trial. This allows us to examine how incommensurable temporalities connect and disconnect the

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The Responsibility to Prevent Future Harm

Anti-Mining Struggles, the State, and Constitutional Lawsuits in Ecuador

Laura Affolter

the legal dispute in the Los Cedros case. While the defendants put the state's responsibility to provide for its citizens in a material sense above all other responsibilities, the claimants conceptualised the state's moral responsibilities and duty of

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The Janus face of austerity politics

Autonomy and dependence in contemporary Spain

Susana Narotzky

the future, about what will happen to their children when they are no longer around to help. While autonomy expectations of active adults are thwarted, moral responsibility of retired parents grows. The argument of intergenerational inequity

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COVID-19 as method

Managing the ubiquity of waste and waste-collectors in India

Tridibesh Dey

spaces. Gandhi himself regretted how fellow Indians would ‘throw out refuse or spit, without pausing to consider whether (they) are not inconveniencing the passer-by’ ( Parekh 1989: 49–50 ), linking the individual moral responsibility of maintaining clean

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“Avoiding the mistakes of the past”

Tower block failure discourse and economies of risk management in London's Olympic Park

Saffron Woodcraft

” between government and citizens based on an ethic of mutual responsibility. Drawing heavily on a branch of Communitarian philosophy ( Prideaux 2002 ), New Labour policies were infused with ideas about the significance of civic values, moral responsibility

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Into and Out of Citizenship, through Personal Tax Payments

Romanian Migrants’ Leveraging of British Self-Employment

Dora-Olivia Vicol

intersected with a language of moral responsibility. They were not micro-businesses, Andrea explained, but “people who depended on her.” She, in turn, was someone who imparted advice over the telephone and often around her clients’ dining tables—drawing on a

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Capturing Crisis

Solar Power and Humanitarian Energy Markets in Africa

Jamie Cross

, the expansion of market discipline in Europe between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries brought shifts in ‘conventions of moral responsibility’ – a ‘new constellation of attitudes and activities’ – that underpin what is called humanitarianism

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Imagined individuality

Cultivating separated personhood in Cuba and beyond

Ståle Wig

themselves from social ties to claim personal value as an autonomous individual. In the next, they could strategically embed themselves to men, highlighting men's moral responsibility as providers. The experience of Yudeisi, a 44-year-old market assistant

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Philippine Prison Marriages

The Politics of Kinship and Women's Composite Agency

Sif Lehman Jensen

nation as they take on a moral responsibility to care for the men and in this way strengthen the relational ties between kin, on which the Muslim nation is founded. In this light, the women's nationalist sentiments, as illustrated in Sara and Amira