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Cosmopolitan Justice - Darrel Moellendorf

Paperback Published: 31st December 2001
ISBN: 9780813365565
Number Of Pages: 226

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Increasing global economic integration and recent military interventions in the name of human rights have forced questions of global justice into political discussions. Is the unequal distribution of wealth across the globe just? What's wrong with imperialism? Are the most indebted countries obligated to pay back their loans to international financial institutions? What, if any, restrictions may be placed on immigration? Is economic protectionism just? Does respecting state sovereignty prohibit intervening in the affairs of other states? May interventions which curtail human rights abuses be just? What is the moral basis of international law? "Cosmopolitan Justice" takes on these questions in the course of presenting a systematic account of global duties of justice.Many contemporary accounts of justice take its scope to be limited to the state. And, when attention is paid to international justice, the objects of moral concern are states. Moreover, there is a growing trend amongst political philosophers and theorists to argue that nationality presents a source of special moral duties. "Cosmopolitan Justice" argues against these views, and the book also provides a justification of global duties of justice, which are owed to all persons, regardless of their citizenship or nationality. The book applies this perspective to a number of international issues.

Prefacep. xi
Introduction: A Tale of Two Tendencies in International Lawp. 1
Justice in Philosophy and Lawp. 1
Statism and Cosmopolitanism in Contemporary International Lawp. 2
The Road Aheadp. 6
Rawlsian Constructivism and Cosmopolitan Justicep. 7
Rawls's Constructivismp. 8
Rawls's Justification of Human Rightsp. 9
Democracyp. 10
Egalitarianismp. 12
Justice or Expediencyp. 14
Cosmopolitan Constructivismp. 16
Universality and Political Constructivismp. 18
The Democratic Conception and the Self-conception of Personsp. 19
Justifying the Democratic Conception of Personsp. 20
Characterizing the Nature of the Justificationp. 23
The Truth of the Principles of Justicep. 24
Tolerationp. 26
Conclusionp. 28
The Borders of Justicep. 30
Duties of Justicep. 31
Associative Duties and Duties of Justicep. 32
Duties of Justice and Institutionsp. 33
Associative Duties and Moral Equalityp. 33
Associative Duties and Attitudesp. 35
Global Justicep. 36
The Global Associationp. 36
A Failed Limiting Strategyp. 38
The Question of Consistencyp. 39
Three Objectionsp. 44
Distancep. 44
Degree of Associationp. 45
Moral Triagep. 46
Patriotismp. 47
Nationalismp. 51
Protectionism and Immigrationp. 54
Protectionismp. 55
Immigrationp. 61
Conclusionp. 67
Global Egalitarianism and Imperialismp. 68
Skepticism about Duties of Global Distributive Justicep. 69
Rawlsp. 70
Barryp. 72
Nardinp. 74
Goodinp. 75
Walzerp. 76
Egalitarian Principlesp. 78
Liberal Equalityp. 78
Democratic Equalityp. 80
Two Objectionsp. 81
Primary Goods, Capabilities, and Gender Inequalityp. 83
Analyzing Imperialismp. 87
Empirical Theoriesp. 87
The Role of Moral Theoryp. 88
Reparationsp. 91
Problems of Global Distributive Justice in Developmentp. 92
The Case for Debt Cancellationp. 92
The Costs of Global Warmingp. 97
Conclusionp. 100
Cosmopolitan Sovereignty and Justified Interventionp. 102
The Concepts of Sovereignty and Interventionp. 103
Sovereignty from the Cosmopolitan Point of Viewp. 104
The Statist Conception of Sovereigntyp. 105
Sovereignty as Dominiump. 106
The Right to Share a Common Life Togetherp. 107
Independencep. 108
The Constitution of Moral Personalityp. 108
Tolerance and Pluralismp. 111
Relativismp. 111
Peacep. 112
Self-emancipation and Paternalismp. 114
Anti-imperialismp. 116
Interventionp. 117
Basic Structures and Government Policiesp. 117
Conditions of Justified Interventionp. 118
Permissible versus Obligatory Interventionp. 122
Intervention or Isolationp. 125
Conclusionp. 126
A Cosmopolitan Account of National Self-determinationp. 128
Cosmopolitanism versus Nationalismp. 128
National Self-determinationp. 129
The Problem of Rational Revisionp. 130
A Non-nationalist Account of National Self-determinationp. 131
Who Bears the Right to National Self-determination?p. 131
Nonterritorial-Based National Self-determinationp. 132
Territorial-Based National Self-determinationp. 134
The Right to Secedep. 135
Constraints on the Right to Secedep. 137
Two Objectionsp. 138
Two Alternative Accounts of the Right to Secedep. 139
General Challenges to the Right to Secedep. 140
Conclusionp. 141
Political Realism, Pacifism, and the Justice of Warp. 142
Political Realism or Politics without Moralsp. 143
Pacifismp. 148
Skeptical Pacifismp. 148
Normative Pacifismp. 150
The Just Use of Military Forcep. 158
The Statist Account of Just Causep. 158
The Cosmopolitan Account of Just Causep. 159
Imperialism and Warp. 160
The Gulf Warp. 161
The Kosovo Warp. 162
Conclusionp. 170
Concluding Remarks: Toward an Egalitarian World Orderp. 171
Principles, Institutions, and Agentsp. 171
Cosmopolitan Hopep. 175
Notesp. 177
Bibliographyp. 205
Indexp. 217
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ISBN: 9780813365565
ISBN-10: 0813365562
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 226
Published: 31st December 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.04  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1