Global Social Justice provides a distinctive contribution to the growing debate about global justice and global ethics. It brings a multi-disciplinary voice – which spans philosophical, political and social disciplines – and emphasises the social element of global justice in both theory and practice.
Bringing together a number of internationally renowned scholars, the book explicitly addresses debates about the scope and hierarchies of justice and considers how different approaches and conceptions of justice inter relate. It explores a diversity of themes relating to global social justice including globalisation, human rights, ecological justice, gender and sexuality, migration and trafficking, global health challenges, post-conflict resolution and torture.
Global Social Justice will be vital reading for anyone interested in the political/philosophical theories and practical issues surrounding global social justice, including students and scholars of Political Science, International Relations, Philosophy, Global Ethics, Environmental Studies, Development Studies, Human Rights Law and Global Studies.
About the Author
Heather Widdows is Professor of Global Ethics at the University of Birmingham, UK. She is Lead Editor of the Journal of Global Ethics and author of Global Ethics: An Introduction (Acumen, 2011). She has also published widely on issues of global justice and global ethics.
Nicola J. Smith is Senior Lecturer in Political Science at the University of Birmingham, UK. She has published a variety of articles on globalisation and social justice and is the author of Showcasing Globalisation: The Political Economy of the Irish Republic (Manchester University Press, 2005).
Table of Contents
1. Global Social Justice: An Introduction Heather Widdows and Nicola J. Smith 2. The Globalisation of Human Rights Leslie Sklair 3. Liberal Internationalism and Global Social Justice Kostas Koukouzelis 4. Moral Distance and Global Social Justice: An Archaeology of Borders Luis Cabrera 5. Global Justice and the Distribution of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Simon Caney 6. Ecological Issues of Justice Robin Attfield 7. Torture: A Touchstone for Global Social Justice Bob Brecher 8. Global Social Justice and Public Health Rebecca Shah 9. Cosmopolitan Social Justice and Labour Exploitation Christien van den Anker 10. Gender and Global Social Justice: Peacebuilding and the Politics of Participation Laura J. Shepherd 11. Sexuality, Power and Global Social Justice Penny Griffin 12. Global Social Justice: A Conclusion Heather Widdows and Nicola J. Smith