David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy and Public Affairs 33 (2):113–147 (2005)
We do not live in a just world. This may be the least controversial claim one could make in political theory. But it is much less clear what, if anything, justice on a world scale might mean, or what the hope for justice should lead us to want in the domain of international or global institutions, and in the policies of states that are in a position to affect the world order. By comparison with the perplexing and undeveloped state of this subject, domestic political theory is very well understood, with multiple highly developed theories offering alternative solutions to well-defined problems. By contrast, concepts and theories of global justice are in the early stages of formation, and it is not clear what the main questions are, let alone the main possible answers. I believe that the need for workable ideas about the global or international case presents political theory with its most important current task, and even perhaps with the opportunity to make a practical contribution in the long run, though perhaps only the very long run.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Christine Chwaszcza (2010). The Concept of Rights in Contemporary Human Rights Discourse. Ratio Juris 23 (3):333-364.
Elizabeth Cripps (2010). Saving the Polar Bear, Saving the World: Can the Capabilities Approach Do Justice to Humans, Animals and Ecosystems? [REVIEW] Res Publica 16 (1):1-22.
Gabriel Wollner (2010). Framing, Reciprocity and the Grounds of Egalitarian Justice. Res Publica 16 (3):281-298.
Sune Lægaard (2010). What is the Right to Exclude Immigrants? Res Publica 16 (3):245-262.
Nicos Stavropoulos (2009). The Relevance of Coercion: Some Preliminaries. Ratio Juris 22 (3):339-358.
Similar books and articles
Roland Pierik & Wouter Werner (2005). Cosmopolitism, Global Justice and International Law. The Leiden Journal of International Law 18 (4):679-684.
John Pearson (2011). National Responsibility, Global Justice and Exploitation: A Preliminary Analysis. Journal of Global Ethics 7 (3):321-335.
Allison B. Wolf (2005). Can Global Justice Provide a Path Toward Achieving Justice Across the Americas? Journal of Global Ethics 1 (2):153 – 176.
Laura Valentini (2011). Coercion and (Global) Justice. American Political Science Review 105 (1):205-220.
Sagar Sanyal (2009). Political Equality and Global Poverty: An Alternative Egalitarian Approach to Distributive Justice. Dissertation, University of Canterbury
Daniel M. Weinstock (ed.) (2007). Global Justice, Global Institutions. University of Calgary Press.
Aaron Maltais (2008). Global Warming and Our Natural Duties of Justice. Dissertation, Uppsala University
A. Walton (2009). Justice, Authority, and the World Order. Journal of Global Ethics 5 (3):215 – 230.
Aaron Maltais (2008). Global Warming and the Cosmopolitan Political Conception of Justice. Environmental Politics 17 (4):592-609.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads289 ( #1,650 of 1,410,035 )
Recent downloads (6 months)27 ( #7,693 of 1,410,035 )
How can I increase my downloads?