The Global Justice Reader / Edition 1

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The Global Justice Reader is a first-of-its kind collection that brings together key foundational and contemporary writings on this important topic in moral and political philosophy.

  • Brings together key foundational and contemporary writings on this important topic in moral and political philosophy
  • Offers a brief introduction followed by important readings on subjects ranging from sovereignty, human rights, and nationalism to global poverty, terrorism, and international environmental justice
  • Presents the writings of key figures in the field, including Thomas Hobbes, Immanuel Kant, John Rawls, Thomas Pogge, Peter Singer, and many others
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Editorial Reviews

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"The Global Justice reader is an important work of our time. It means that we can chart the development of the idea of justice in terms of the themes that occupy our world today. This book is a great idea about a great idea."
Robert Imre, University of Notre Dame, Australia

"Thom Brooks' The Global Justice Reader fills an urgent need for those who teach the philosophical dimensions of global issues, and their students. Brooks has pulled together an interesting and provocative set of articles, many of them classics in their fields. This book will set the benchmark against which others will be judged."
Stephen Gardiner, University of Washington

"This is both the broadest and the deepest selection of texts on morality beyond borders. Those looking for sharp analyses of crucial issues in global justice will find this collection clearly the best choice."
Leif Wenar, University of Sheffield

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405169646
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/28/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 768
  • Sales rank: 931,482
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.74 (h) x 1.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Thom Brooks is Reader in Political and Legal Philosophy at the University of Newcastle and founding editor of the Journal of Moral Philosophy. He is the author of Hegel’s Political Philosophy (2007) and Punishment (2008), as well as editor of Rousseau and Law (2005), Locke and Law (2006), and co-editor of The Legacy of John Rawls (2005).

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Table of Contents

Preface     viii
Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     xii
Sovereignty     1
Introduction     2
Leviathan   Thomas Hobbes     5
"A State of Nature"   Charles R. Beitz     18
"Cosmopolitanism and Sovereignty"   Thomas W. Pogge     51
Rights to Self-Determination     73
Introduction     74
"National Self-Determination"   Avishai Margalit   Joseph Raz     77
"Theories of Secession"cAllen Buchanan     94
Human Rights     115
Introduction     116
Universal Declaration of Human Rights$dUnited Nations     119
"The Nature of Rights"   Lief Wenar     124
"Human Rights as a Common Concern"   Charles R. Beitz     145
"Group Rights and Group Oppression"   Peter Jones     167
"What's Wrong with Torture?"   David Sussman     189
Rawls's The Law of Peoples     213
Introduction     214
The Law of Peoples   John Rawls     217
"An Egalitarian Law of Peoples"   Thomas W. Pogge     237
Nationalism andPatriotism     259
Introduction     260
"What is so Special about our Fellow Countrymen?"   Robert E. Goodin     263
"The Ethics of Nationality"   David Miller     284
"Patriotism and Cosmopolitanism"   Martha C. Nussbaum     306
Cosmopolitanism     315
Introduction     316
Perpetual Peace$dImmanuel Kant     319
"Kant's Idea of Perpetual Peace, with the Benefit of Two Hundred Years' Hindsight"   Jurgen Habermas     332
"Moral Universalism and Global Economic Justice"   Thomas W. Pogge     358
Global Poverty and International Distributive Justice     383
Introduction     384
"Famine, Affluence, and Morality"   Peter Singer     387
"What We Owe to Distant Others"   Leif Wenar     397
"The Problem of Global Justice"   Thomas Nagel     416
"Eradicating Systemic Poverty: Brief for a Global Resources Dividend"   Thomas W. Pogge     439
"Poverty Relief, Global Institutions, and the Problem of Compliance"   Lisa L. Fuller     454
Just War     465
Introduction     466
"War, Sedition, and Killing"   St. Thomas Aquinas      469
"A Few Words on Non-Intervention"   John Stuart Mill     479
Charter, Chapter VII$dUnited Nations     485
"War and Massacre"   Thomas Nagel     488
"Anticipations"   Michael Walzer     502
"Just Cause for War"   Jeff McMahan     511
Terrorism     533
Introduction     534
"Noncombatant Immunity and Military Necessity"   Michael Walzer     537
"Terrorism without Intention"   David Rodin     553
"Terrorism, Justification, and Illusion"   Saul Smilansky     569
Women and Global Justice     583
Introduction     584
"Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women?"   Susan Moller Okin     587
"Capabilities as Fundamental Entitlements: Sen and Social Justice"   Martha C. Nussbaum     598
"The Role of Religion"   Martha C. Nussbaum     615
"Conceptualizing Women's Human Rights"   Carol C. Gould     650
International Environmental Justice     663
Introduction     664
"One Atmosphere"   Peter Singer     667
"Cosmopolitan Justice, Responsibility, and Global Climate Change"    Simon Caney     689
Bibliography     714
Index     728
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