Gillian Brock, Global justice: a cosmopolitan account

Ethics and Global Politics 2 (4):369-382 (2009)
This is a review of Gillian Brock’s new book, Global justice: a cosmopolitan account (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009) which sets out the central theses of the book and then offers a critical appraisal of its central arguments. My specific concern is that Brock gives an insufficiently robust account of human rights with which to define the nature of global justice and thereby leaves cosmopolitanism too vulnerable to the normative pull of local and traditional moral conceptions that fall short of the universalism that cosmopolitans should be able to embrace. Keywords: cosmopolitanism; human rights; global justice; Rawls; humanitarian intervention; global governance; liberal nationalism; democracy; equality; immigration (Published: 4 December 2009) Citation: Ethics & Global Politics, Vol. 2, No. 4, 2009, pp. 369–382. DOI: 10.3402/egp.v2i4.2107
Keywords Democracy  Rawls  Global governance  Taxation  Liberal nationalism  Immigration  Global Justice  Humanitarian intervention  Human rights  Equality  Cosmopolitanism
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.3402/egp.v2i4.2107
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
Download options
PhilPapers Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 24,442
External links
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.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Kok-Chor Tan (2002). Liberal Nationalism and Cosmopolitan Justice. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 5 (4):431-461.
Chris Armstrong (2009). Basic Needs, Equality and Global Justice. Journal of Global Ethics 5 (3):245 – 251.
Win-Chiat Lee (2012). Cosmopolitanism with Room for Nationalism. Journal of Moral Philosophy 9 (2):279-293.

Monthly downloads

Added to index


Total downloads

41 ( #118,034 of 1,925,111 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

2 ( #308,563 of 1,925,111 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature

Start a new thread
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.