’Celebrities as Ethical Actors: Individuals and Cosmopolitan Obligation’
This chapter offers an investigation into the cosmopolitan, privileged and self serving underpinnings of celebrity activists in their role as diplomats and humanitarians. Despite their growing importance in international politics, there is relatively little written on their ethical interventions in IR scholarship. This chapter zooms in on the cosmopolitan discourses and practices of famous individuals such as Angelina Jolie, George Clooney and David Beckham in international society, employing a feminist ethics of care lens. To sustain the key arguments of the piece two brief case studies are provided pertaining to redistributive justice and human security.