Justice Beyond Borders: A Global Political Theory / Edition 1

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Overview

Which political principles should govern global politics? In his new book, Simon Caney engages with the work of philosophers, political theorists, and international relations scholars in order to examine some of the most pressing global issues of our time. Are there universal civil, political, and economic human rights? Should there be a system of supra-state institutions? Can humanitarian intervention be justified?

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"Defending a cosmopolitan approach to global political theory against its three main rivals realism, nationalism, and the society-of-states tradition Caney discusses six topics on which these approaches diverge: the existence of universal moral values, civil and political human rights, universal principles of distributive justice, the design of the global institutional order, just war theory, and humanitarian intervention. Caneys success in covering such a vast range of topics and approaches is truly impressive: He shows dazzling mastery of the relevant literatures from Kant to Kennan, from Aokas Edicts to the Tobin Tax. He achieves great lucidity especially in the structural design of the book and its parts. The cosmopolitan position he develops has coherence and plausibility. And his specific arguments are clear and forceful ... "—Thomas Pogge, Ethics and International Affairs

"Justice Beyond Borders is a remarkable accomplishment. It provides the best defense of a cosmopolitan approach to justice since Charles Beitz's Political Theory and International Relations. It is extraordinarily clear, balanced, and insightful, and exhibits a mastery of several relevant literatures."— Allen Buchanan, Professor of Public Policy and Philosophy, Duke University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199297962
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 9/21/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Simon Caney is Reader in Political Theory at the University of Birmingham.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Universalism
3. Civil and Political Justice
4. Distributive Justice
5. Political Structures
6. Just War
7. Humanitarian Intervention
8. Conclusion
References
Index

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