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Order and Justice in International Relations: What Is at Stake?

Andrew Hurrell

in Order and Justice in International Relations

Published in print February 2003 | ISBN: 9780199251209
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599293 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199251207.003.0002
 Order and Justice in International Relations: What Is at Stake?

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This chapter takes issue with a traditional approach that has tried, unsuccessfully, to separate order from justice. It argues that a solidarist consciousness has been developed, arising from a wide range of social, political, economic, and technological forces. These developments make a retreat to pluralist state‐based conceptions of international order and justice impossible. Yet the chapter acknowledges, too, that attempts to move towards promoting some conception of global justice are still constrained because these attempts have to be made in the context of a global political order that remains heavily structured around inherited pluralist mechanisms that reflect various types of inequality.

Keywords: global justice; inequality; international order; pluralism; social justice; solidarism; state‐centrism; Westphalian order

Chapter.  11853 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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