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Everyday ethics of the global event: Grenfell Tower and the politics of responsibility

Abstract

The article engages the question ethical responsibility in relation to Grenfell. We argue that ethical, legal and political responses are guided by a state-centric and individualist concept of ethico-legal liability. While a crucial consideration, this can downplay the everyday relations and social structures that produced the disaster. We therefore draw on the literature on global ethics to identify a politics of responsibility in relation to Grenfell. On this view, the social relations and hierarchies that pervade London, a global city, speak of the complex (and violent) ways in which responsibility is ‘shared’.

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Authors

Bulley, Dan
Brassett, James

Oxford Brookes departments

Department of Social Sciences

Dates

Year of publication: 2020
Date of RADAR deposit: 2020-07-17


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