From the reviews:
“The book attempts to assess the many ethical and practical consequences of this markedly unequal division of the world’s resources. … The encyclopedia deals at length with some of the most profound ethical and political questions of our time … . for readers whose moral or political views are not prescribed for them by an all-powerful state or an all-embracing religion, this substantial and penetrating book will provide valuable guidance on matters of vital importance to the world.” (K. C. Fraser, Reference Reviews, Vol. 26 (7), 2012)
About the Author
Deen K. Chatterjee is Senior Advisor and Professorial Fellow in the S.J.Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah and a Global Ethics Fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs in New York City. His areas of specialization are justice and global initiative, ethics of war and peace, and philosophy of religion and culture. He is the series editor of Studies in Global Justice (Springer), with eleven volumes published in the series so far. His publications include, most recently, The Ethics of Preventive War (Cambridge University Press); Democracy in a Global World: Human Rights and Political Participation in the 21st Century (Rowman and Littlefield); Ethics of Assistance: Morality and the Distant Needy (Cambridge University Press); and Ethics and Foreign Intervention, with Don E. Scheid (Cambridge University Press). Currently he is completing two monographs, one on the ethics of war and peace and the other on cosmopolitan justice. In addition, he is editing two volumes, one with Martha Nussbaum on Tagore's philosophy of education and the other on feminism and multiculturalism. Besides contributing chapters in several anthologies and encyclopedias, he has published articles and reviews in The Monist, Metaphilosophy, Ethics and International Affairs, Ethics, The Journal of Moral Philosophy, Social Philosophy Today, and The Good Society. Chatterjee has been a member of the American Philosophical Association's Advisory Committee on Applied Ethics (Eastern Division) and has been a two-term member of the Association's Committee on International Cooperation.