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Global Justice

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ISBN 9780754629795
Published May 11, 2012 by Routledge
538 Pages

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Book Description

This volume brings together a range of influential essays by distinguished philosophers and political theorists on the issue of global justice. Global justice concerns the search for ethical norms that should govern interactions between people, states, corporations and other agents acting in the global arena, as well as the design of social institutions that link them together. This volume includes articles that engage with major theoretical questions such as the applicability of the ideals of social and economic equality to the global sphere, the degree of justified partiality to compatriots, and the nature and extent of the responsibilities of the affluent to address global poverty and other hardships abroad. It also features articles that bring the theoretical insights of global justice thinkers to bear on matters of practical concern to contemporary societies, such as policies associated with immigration, international trade and climate change.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; Part I Standards of Global Justice: Assistance-Based Responsibilities to the Global Poor: Famine, affluence and morality, Peter Singer; We don't owe them a thing! A tough-minded but soft-hearted view of aid to the faraway needy, Jan Narveson; Does distance matter morally to the duty to rescue? Frances Myrna Kamm; Contribution-Based Responsibilities to the Global Poor: 'Assisting' the global poor, Thomas W. Pogge; Should we stop thinking about poverty in terms of helping the poor?, Alan Patten; Poverty and the moral significance of contribution, Gerhard Øverland; Cosmopolitans, Global Egalitarians, and Its Critics: The one and many faces of cosmopolitanism, Catherine Lu; Cosmopolitan justice and equalizing opportunities, Simon Caney; The problem of global justice, Thomas Nagel; Against global egalitarianism, David Miller; Egalitarian challenges to global egalitarianism: a critique, Christian Barry and Laura Valentini. Part II Pressing Global Socioeconomic Issues: Governing the Flow of People: Immigration and freedom of association, Christopher Heath Wellman; Democratic theory and border coercion: no right to unilaterally control your own borders, Arash Abizadeh; Justice in migration: a closed borders utopia?, Lea Yp; Climate Change: Global environment and international inequality, Henry Shue; Valuing policies in response to climate change: some ethical issues, John Broome; Saved by disaster? Abrupt climate change, political inertia, and the possibility of an intergenerational arms race, Stephen M. Gardiner; Polycentric systems for coping with collective action and global environmental change, Elinor Ostrom; International Trade: Responsibility and global labor justice, Iris Marion Young; Property rights and the resource curse, Leif Wenar; Fairness in trade I: obligations from trading and the pauper-labor argument, Mathias Risse; Name index.

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Christian Barry, Research School of Social Sciences, College of Arts and Social Sciences, Australian National University, Australia and Holly Lawford-Smith, Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Charles Sturt University and Research School of Social Sciences, College of Arts and Social Sciences, Australian National University, Australia