Scales of Justice : Reimagining Political Space in a Globalizing World

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"Until recently, struggles for justice proceeded against the background of a taken-for-granted frame: the bounded territorial state. With that "Westphalian" picture of political space assumed by default, the scope of justice was rarely subject to explicit dispute. Today, the scope of justice is hotly contested, as human-rights activists and international feminists join critics of structural adjustment and the WTO in targeting injustices that cut across borders. Seeking to remap the bounds of justice on a broader scale, these movements are

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Overview

"Until recently, struggles for justice proceeded against the background of a taken-for-granted frame: the bounded territorial state. With that "Westphalian" picture of political space assumed by default, the scope of justice was rarely subject to explicit dispute. Today, the scope of justice is hotly contested, as human-rights activists and international feminists join critics of structural adjustment and the WTO in targeting injustices that cut across borders. Seeking to remap the bounds of justice on a broader scale, these movements are challenging the view that justice can only be a domestic relation among fellow citizens. Under these conditions, there is no avoiding an issue that had once seemed to go without saying: What is the proper frame for theorizing justice? Faced with a plurality of competing scales, how do we know which scale of justice is truly just?" Scales of Justice tackles this issue. Interrogating struggles over globalization, Nancy Fraser reconstructs the theory of justice for a post-Westphalian world. Revising her widely discussed theory of redistribution and recognition, she introduces representation as a third, "political," dimension of justice, which permits us to re-conceive scale and scope as questions of justice and to reimagine political space for a globalizing world.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780745644868
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/8/2008

Table of Contents

1 Scales of Justice, the Balance and the Map: An Introduction 1

2 Reframing Justice in a Globalizing World 12

3 Two Dogmas of Egalitarianism 30

4 Abnormal Justice 48

5 Transnationalizing the Public Sphere: On the Legitimacy and Efficacy of Public Opinion in a Postwestphalian World 76

6 Mapping the Feminist Imagination: From Redistribution to Recognition to Representation 100

7 From Discipline to Flexibilization? Rereading Foucault in the Shadow of Globalization 116

8 Threats to Humanity in Globalization: Arendtian Reflections on the Twenty-First Century 131

9 The Politics of Framing: An Interview with Nancy Fraser Kate Nash Nash, Kate Vikki Bell Bell, Vikki 142

Notes 160

References 197

Index 216

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