This title was first published in 2000: Part of the academic response to the phenomenon of globalization, this text explores the legal and philosophical implications with particular reference to the problem of international justice. Among the issues examined in the book are those dealing with matters of principle and with the philosophical grounding of international justice: is a moral universalism possible? Are the claims of moral universalism reconcilable with those of moral particularism? What kind of moral universalism does international justice entail? How does the concept of right bear upon international justice? Is justice, both distributive and formal, applicable to international relations? Other issues discussed are of a more specific nature: is there a right to development? What is the role of justice in the resolution of conflict? is humanitarian intervention justified? What are the ethical implications of global warming and acid rain?
Part 1 The Austin lecture: is there a right to development?, Brian Barry. Part 2 Traditions of thought and international justice: justice and international order, Chris Brown; international justice and just war theory, Tony Coates. Part 3 Principles and concepts of international justice: universalism, particularism and cosmopolitan justice, Michael Freeman; cosmopolitan communities, Lukas H. Meyer; international justice - amongst whom?, Peter Jones; global equality of opportunity and the sovereignty of states, Simon Caney; global justice as impartiality - whither claims to equal shares?, Anders Follesdal; contractualism and the moral significance of human well-being, Matt Matravers. Part 4 Some issues and problems of international justice: international social justice, global warming and global democracy, Barry Holden; slaughtering a few sacred cows - do we really oppose international intervention, Avner de-Shalit; justice and fairness in the battle against acid rain, Cecilia Albin; restoring justice in the aftermath of conflict - bridging the gap between theory and practive, Rama Mani.