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Global Justice: A Cosmopolitan Account

By: Gillian Brock

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Jan 2009 | #188315 | ISBN-13: 9780199230945
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This book develops a viable cosmopolitan model of global justice that takes seriously the equal moral worth of persons, yet leaves scope for defensible forms of nationalism and for other legitimate identifications and affiliations people have. The author addresses two prominent kinds of skeptic about global justice: those who doubt its feasibility and those who believe that cosmopolitanism interferes illegitimately with the defensible scope of nationalism by undermining goods of national importance, such as authentic democracy or national self-determination.

The model addresses concerns about implementation in the world, showing how we can move from theory to public policy that makes progress toward global justice. It also makes clear how legitimate forms of nationalism are compatible with commitments to global justice.


Part I: Theory
1: Global Justice and Cosmopolitanism: An Introduction
2: The Debate about Rawls' Law of Peoples: Critics and Defenses
3: A Cosmopolitan Model of Global Justice: the Basic Framework
4: Global Governance and the Nationalist Challenge: What does Authentic Democracy Require?
Part II: Moving from Theory to Public Policy: Closing the Gap Between Theory and Practice
5: Global Poverty, Taxation, and Global Justice
6: Basic Liberties and Global Justice
7: Humanitarian Intervention
8: Immigration
9: The Global Economic Order and Global Justice
Part III: From Public Policy back to Theory
10: What Do We Owe Co-Nationals and Non-Nationals? Why the Liberal Nationalist Account Fails and How we Can Do Better
11: Has my Model Made Adequate Space for Legitimate Forms of Nationalism?
12: Equality, Cosmopolitanism, and Global Justice
13: Skepticism about Feasibility and Conclusions

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