Chapter

Main Ideas

Aaron James

in Fairness in Practice

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199846153
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199933389 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199846153.003.0001

Series: Oxford Political Philosophy

Main Ideas

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This chapter presents the main argument of the book. It explains why both nationalist and cosmopolitan views do not account for a distinctive and politically important class of socioeconomic fairness concerns in international political morality. It sets out basic assumptions about the global economy, the book’s proposed principles and their policy applications, and its practice-based constructive methodology.

Keywords: nationalism; cosmopolitanism; political decentralization; partial economic integration; constructive method; principles; social practice; constructive interpretation; John Rawls; T. M. Scanlon

Chapter.  10872 words. 

Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy

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