1st Edition

Justice and World Order A Philosophical Inquiry

By Janna Thompson Copyright 1992

    The political changes of recent years and the problems of poverty, the environment and nationalism have led to calls for the establishment of a just world order. But what would such a world be like? This book considers the concept of international justice as it has developed in traditional political theory from Hobbes to Marx and in contemporary writing on the subject. It develops a theory of international justice designed to take account of both individual freedom and the differences among communities.

    Introduction — the problems of international justice: a survey; Part I Part I From a cosmopolitan point of view; Chapter 1 Chapter 1 Being realistic; Chapter 2 Chapter 2 Achieving perpetual peace: Kant's universal history; Chapter 3 Chapter 3 Marxism and international relations; Chapter 4 Chapter 4 Cosmopolitan justice in a federation of sovereign states; Chapter 5 Chapter 5 Cosmopolitan justice in a world state; Part II Part II From a communitarian point of view; Chapter 6 Chapter 6 The state as a community; Chapter 7 Chapter 7 Democratic communities; Chapter 8 Chapter 8 The nation as a community; Chapter 9 Chapter 9 Towards a just world order Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index;


    Janna Thompson