Global Justice

Mathias Risse

in The Oxford Handbook of Political Philosophy

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780195376692
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

Global Justice

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This article analyzes the concept of global justice. It discusses the grounds of justice, Rawlsian relationism, nonrelationism, statism and globalism, and pluralist internationalism. It then addresses the question of whether the global order wrongfully harms some people—presumably the weakest—the global poor. If so, we should think of global justice primarily in terms of moral obligations to rectify harms. It also considers the import of poverty and inequality statistics.

Keywords: relationism; statism; globalism; internationalism; global order

Article.  8783 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Social and Political Philosophy

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