Tony Fitzpatrick

in Applied ethics and social problems

Published by Policy Press

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9781861348609
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301479 | DOI:

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Several themes relating to global justice are the focus of this chapter. Specifically, it explores two issues relating to the question of how resources should be globally redistributed: whether migration and cultural diversification require a two-tiered conception of welfare entitlements, and whether domestic social justice is compatible with global distributive justice. It aims to answer the question of to what extent is global justice in tension with welfare states. Based on the assumptions presented, the author concludes that there is no inherent tension between welfare states and making large strides towards global justice. The author suggests that to promote the cause of global justice, people are better off investigating where the compatibilities and consistencies lie than indulging in anti-state welfare rhetoric.

Keywords: global justice; migration; cultural diversification; domestic social justice; global distributive justice; welfare states

Chapter.  10153 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Theory

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