- Copyright Page
- List of Figures and Table
- 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 ideal of fair equality of opportunity is widely endorsed as a central commitment within liberal democracies. Given its domestic importance, the attempt to extend the ideal to the global sphere may seem to be required for those committed to our equal moral standing. The extension to the global sphere faces many important challenges, not least because there can be very different conceptions of valuable opportunities and favored social positions in different parts of the world. This chapter explores whether there are robust ways around this issue and argues that there are. More importantly, this chapter shows that underlying our convictions about global equality of opportunity lies a tangle of related intuitions that often get confused. When these are identified, they can be rewoven into a coherent account which entails important reforms in a number of domains.
Gillian Brock is Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Auckland.
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