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Global Justice and Territory

Cara Nine

in Global Justice and Territory

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199580217
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191741456 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580217.003.0008
Global Justice and Territory

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This chapter further defends this account of exclusive resource rights by criticizing theories that claim that the scope of distributive justice undermines the legitimacy of territorial rights. To the contrary, arguments for the scope of distributive justice necessarily presuppose territorial entitlements. To see why this is the case, this chapter shows that both statist anti-cosmopolitan theories and cosmopolitan theories presume collective entitlements. Finally the chapter rejects the claim that because the world is owned ‘in common’, cosmopolitan justice is required as a matter of a fair division of ownership rights.

Keywords: cosmopolitan justice; statist theories; scope of justice; resource rights; entitlements; global distributive justice; common world ownership

Chapter.  7718 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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