Published: October 2004
Known for his originality and courageous thinking on matters ranging from the treatment of animals to genetic screening, Peter Singer now turns his attention to the ethical issues surrounding globalisation. In this provocative book, he challenges us to think beyond the boundaries of nation-states and consider what a global ethic could mean in today s world. Singer raises novel questions about such an ethic and, more importantly, he provides illuminating and practical answers.The book encompasses four main global issues- climate change, the role of the World Trade Organisation, human rights and humanitarian intervention, and foreign aid. Singer addresses each vital issue from an ethical perspective and offers alternatives to the state-centric approach that characterises international theory and relations today.