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- List of Contributors
- Global Justice and the Role of the State: A Critical Survey
- Equality of Opportunity and Global Justice
- Global Justice and Global Citizenship
- On the Core of Distributive Egalitarianism: Towards a Two-Level Account
- The Holders of Human Rights: The Bright Side of Human Rights?
- Motivating Solidarity with Distant Others: Empathic Politics, Responsibility, and the Problem of Global Justice
- Just Global Health: Integrating Human Rights and Common Goods
- Transforming Global Justice Theorizing: Indigenous Philosophies
- The Link between Subsistence and Human Rights
- Capabilities, Freedom, and Severe Poverty
- Aiding the Poor in Present and Future Generations: Some Reflections on a Simple Model
- Climate Change Ethics and the Problem of End-State Solutions
- Distant Strangers and the Illusion of Separation: Climate, Development, and Disaster
- The Human Right to Democracy and the Pursuit of Global Justice
- Thomas Pogge’s Conception of Taking the Global Institutional Order as the Object of Justice Assessments
- What Second-Best Scenarios Reveal about Ideals of Global Justice
- Global Gender Justice
- International Law
- Political Legitimacy And Territorial Rights
- Settlement and the Right to Exclude
- A Critical Theory of Transnational (In-)Justice: Realistic in the Right Way
- Personal Responsibility and Global Injustice
- Thinking Normatively about Global Justice without Systematic Reflection on Global Capitalism: The Paradigmatic Case of Rawls
- The Right to Resist Global Injustice
Abstract and Keywords
The chapter critically analyzes the role played by the state in the global justice debate. It surveys the different ways in which statists and cosmopolitans invoke the state either to justify the scope and content of their preferred principles of justice or to explain how such principles might be realized. The chapter also distinguishes between two conceptualizations of the state: as a system of institutions and as an agent in its own right. On the basis of this analysis, the authors conclude that both at the level of justification and at that of realization, the most plausible positions with respect to global justice lie somewhere in between full-blown cosmopolitanism and full-blown statism. While principles of egalitarian justice are not confined to the state, they do not extend in identical form to the global realm. Similarly, while the state—as we know it—is insufficient to realize plausible principles of justice (be they statist or cosmopolitan), what realizing justice requires falls short of the creation of a comprehensive global sovereign.
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