Conclusion: Exploring responsibilities of global justice

Pablo Gilabert

in From Global Poverty to Global Equality

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199639717
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739033 | DOI:
Conclusion: Exploring responsibilities of global justice

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What do we owe to each other as a matter of global justice? What are our normative responsibilities? This chapter concludes by summarizing the main strands of argument developed in the book, their articulation through contractualist reasoning, and their fruitfulness for the exploration of our responsibilities of global justice. Section 8.2 identifies the six main theoretical elements in the approach to global justice developed in this book and explains how they can be combined through contractualist reasoning. Section 8.3 identifies some guidelines for the identification of responsibilities of global justice, and concludes by exploring the identification of normative responsibilities regarding the two main topics of the book: the fight for the eradication of severe global poverty and the pursuit of global equality, emphasizing the significance of the positive duties springing from a humanist perspective and the dynamic response to feasibility obstacles.

Keywords: responsibilities of global justice; contractualism; cosmopolitanism; global sufficientarianism; global intermediate inclusion; global egalitarianism; humanism; associativism; the problem of initial categorization; dynamic duties

Chapter.  8996 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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