Justice in International Political Theory

Jürgen Neyer

in The Justification of Europe

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199641246
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191745591 | DOI:
Justice in International Political Theory

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The third part of the book (starting with Chapter 5) sets out to establish a normative standard that is more compatible with supranational structures. It departs from the democracy discourse and turns to justice. Although theories of justice occupy a prominent and central position in international political philosophy, they scarcely have been noted in theories of integration or in empirical analyses of international relations. In order to acquaint the non-introduced reader to this literature, chapter five undertakes a tour de force through important currents of the most relevant literature on international justice. Different theories of justice are discussed and criticized with the aim of distilling a set of criteria for a theory of justice that is adequate for a non-utopian normative assessment of the EU.

Keywords: theories of justice; non-utopian normative assessment of EU; international justice; democracy

Chapter.  5326 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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