Research project How does responsibiilty for harmful outcomes – climate change or global injustice, say – distribute among actors on different levels in complex socioeconomic systems, and what obligations follow from such responsibility?
Issues of responsibility have a central place in our moral thinking, affecting views about the fittingness of praise, rewards, blame and punishment, as well as views about just distributions of burdens and goods. But many of the most pressing contemporary questions about responsibility are more complex: To what degree are states, corporations or groups of individuals responsible for climate change or poverty? What obligations arise from this? An increasingly integrated world calls for a deeper understanding of responsibility in complex social systems. Our project aims to contribute to such understanding by extending the reach of our model.
Bengt Brülde, Professor