National Responsibility and Global Justice

Oxford University Press (2007)
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David Miller
Goldsmiths College, University of London
Abstract
This chapter outlines the main ideas of my book National responsibility and global justice. It begins with two widely held but conflicting intuitions about what global justice might mean on the one hand, and what it means to be a member of a national community on the other. The first intuition tells us that global inequalities of the magnitude that currently exist are radically unjust, while the second intuition tells us that inequalities are both unavoidable and fair once national responsibility is allowed to operate. This conflict might be resolved either by adopting a cosmopolitan theory of justice (which leaves no room for national responsibility) or by adopting a ?political? theory of justice (which denies that questions of distributive justice can arise beyond the walls of the sovereign state). Since neither resolution is satisfactory, the chapter defends the idea of national responsibility and proposes a new theory of global justice, whose main elements are the protection of basic human rights worldwide, and fair terms of interaction between independent political communities
Keywords Cosmopolitanism  Human rights  Distributive justice  International agencies  Globalization Political aspects
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Call number JZ1308.M55 2007
ISBN(s) 9780199235056     9780199650712
DOI 10.1080/13698230802415862
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