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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
Given the huge impact of capitalism on global justice, it is a significant weakness of liberal political philosophy devoted to global justice that it has paid relatively little attention to this impact. Symptomatic of this weakness are the political ineffectiveness and explanatory reticence of liberal theories of global justice in the face of the large and arguably growing gap between theory and practice. This chapter discusses Rawls’s Law of Peoples as an paradigmatic case, taking particular issue with his vision of a realistic utopia and his idea of democratic peace. It aims to show how the mainstream liberal approach is vitiated in its grasp of relevant facts and in its normative plausibility by the separation of the political and the economic, of the normative and the causal, and by the resulting ideological reconciliation with the status quo.
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