Global Justice: Defending Cosmopolitanism / Edition 1

Global Justice: Defending Cosmopolitanism / Edition 1

by Charles Jones
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199242224

ISBN-13: 9780199242221

Pub. Date: 06/28/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press

What obligations do wealthy people have to ensure that the world's poor achieve a quality of life that is recognizably human? This is the fundamental question of international distributive justice and one that has only been seriously debated in the last twenty-five years. This highly informative work analyzes the relative merits of the core moral perspectives

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Overview

What obligations do wealthy people have to ensure that the world's poor achieve a quality of life that is recognizably human? This is the fundamental question of international distributive justice and one that has only been seriously debated in the last twenty-five years. This highly informative work analyzes the relative merits of the core moral perspectives framing the debates, including the universalist, nationalist, patriotism, and relativist. It presents an engaging argument for universal basic human rights, making it an ideal resource for anyone interested in political theory, philosophy, international relations, development studies, and moral philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199242221
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 5.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Distributive Justice and the International Context
PART 1. COSMOPOLITANISM
2. Utilitarianism and Global Justice
3. Basic Human Rights: The Moral Minimum
4. O'Neil and the Obligations of Justice
PART 2. COMMUNITARIANISM
5. Patriotism and Justice
6. Miller, Nationalism, and Distributive Justice
7. Relativism, Universalism, and Walzer
8. Neo-Hegelianism, Sovereignty, and Rights
Conclusion

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