By Gillian Brock

A few of the most sensible and brightest voters of constructing international locations decide to to migrate to wealthier societies, taking their talents and educations with them. What do those humans owe to their societies of foundation? may perhaps constructing societies legitimately call for that their electorate use their abilities to enhance existence for his or her fellow voters? Are those societies ever approved to avoid their very own electorate from emigrating?

These questions are more and more very important, because the hole among wealthy and negative societies widens, and because the international migration of expert execs intensifies. This quantity addresses the moral rights and obligations of such execs, and of the societies during which they reside. Gillian Brock and Michael Blake agree that the phenomenon of the mind drain is troubling, yet supply precise arguments approximately what will be permissibly performed in keeping with this phenomenon.

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Some of the egregious culprits are that we permit a variety of accounting measures to count as perfectly legitimate, including tax havens and so-called transfer pricing schemes. See Brock, “Taxation and Global Justice”; and Global Justice, Chapter 5. 34 | P art I , G illian B rock 14. For a summary of these see Brock, “Global Poverty, Decent Work, and Remedial Responsibilities”; and Brock, Global Justice. The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is an excellent example of the kind of initiative worthy of support.

As this view suggests, governments then have an important role to play in discharging global justice duties. So, let us also consider next the relevance of states in my account of global justice. On my view, rather than having little importance (as some cosmopolitan global justice theorists maintain), W hat D oes G lobal J ustice R e q uire ? | 27 states are highly relevant for several reasons. First, states matter to people. People are, for the most part, attached to many of their fellow citizens and care greatly about their state’s standing and achievements in the world.

Kapur and McHale, Give Us Your Best and Brightest, 97. 19. Kapur and McHale, Give Us Your Best and Brightest, 108–109. 20. For more on these topics, see Gillian Brock, Global Justice: A Cosmopolitan Account (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009), Chapter 8. 21. Frederic Docquier and Hillel Rapoport “Globalization, Brain Drain, and Development,” Journal of Economic Literature 50 (2012): 681–730, at 681. In this excellent article the authors comprehensively document four decades of research, focusing especially on more recent contributions.

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