This volume examines Rawls's theory of international justice as worked out in his controversial last book, The Law of Peoples.
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About the Author
Rex Martin is Professor of Philosophy at the University ofKansas and Honorary Professor at Cardiff University. His mostrecent books are A System of Rights (1997) and a revisededition of R.G. Collingwood's An Essay on Metaphysics(2002).
David Reidy is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at theUniversity of Tennessee. He is the author of many articles andchapters in political philosophy and the philosophy of law and onRawls in particular. He is the co-editor, with Mortimer Sellers, ofUniversal Human Rights: Moral Order in a Divided World(2005).
Table of Contents
Notes on Contributors.
List of Abbreviations.
Part I: Background and Structure:.
1. Introduction: Rex Martin (University of Kansas) and DavidReidy (University of Tennessee).
2. Uniting What Interest Prescribes with What Right Permits:Rawls’s Law of Peoples in Context: David Boucher(Cardiff).
3. Rawls’s Peoples: Philip Pettit (Princeton).
Part II: Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism and Universalism:Questions of Priority and Coherence:.
4. Cultural Imperialism and “Democratic Peace.”:Catherine Audard (LSE, UK).
5. The Problem of Decent Peoples: Kok-Chor Tan (Univ. ofPennsylvania).
6. Why Rawls is Not a Cosmopolitan Egalitarian: Leif Wenar(Sheffield, UK).
Part III: On Human Rights.
7. Human Rights as Moral Claim-Rights: Wilfried Hinsch andMarkus Stepanians (Univ. of Saarland, Germany).
8. Rawls’s Narrow Doctrine of Human Rights: AlistairMacleod (Queen’s Univ., Canada).
9. Taking the Human Out of Human Rights: Allen Buchanan (DukeUniv., USA).
10. Political Authority and Human Rights: David Reidy(Universityof Tennessee).
Part IV: On Global Economic Justice.
11. Collective Responsibility and International Inequality inThe Law of Peoples: David Miller (Oxford).
12. Do Rawls’s Two Theories of Justice Fit Together?:Thomas Pogge (Columbia, USA).
13. Rawls on International Distributive Economic Justice: Takinga Closer Look: Rex Martin (University of Kansas, Lawrence).
14. Distributive Justice and The Law of Peoples: SamuelFreeman (Univ. of Pennsylvania).
Part V: On Liberal Democratic Foreign Policy.
15. Rawls’s Theory of Human Rights in Light ofContemporary Human Rights Law and Practice: Jim Nickel (ArizonaState University College of Law).
16. A Human Right to Democracy? Rawls’s Law of Peoples onGovernmental Legitimacy and Humanitarian Intervention: AlyssaBernstein (Ohio Univ).
17. Justice, Stability and Toleration in a Federation ofWell-Ordered Peoples: Andreas Follesdal (Univ. of Oslo,Norway).