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Globalisation and Global Justice
Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Religion and Culture, Center for Applied Ethics.
2005 (English)In: Studia Theologica, ISSN 0039-338X, Vol. 59, no 1, 55-71 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The discussion about justice has often been limited to a specific territory, i.e. a nation. However, globalisation has undermined the relevance of this presupposition. John Rawls-s theory of justice is a starting point for contemporary discussions about justice. But, contrary to Rawls-s view, principles of global justice should not only include principles of non-interference and respect for universal human rights but also a principle of democratic legitimacy of global governance and a principle of global distributive justice. The notion of global justice is not uncontroversial. It is argued that the meaning of justice differs between different communities and, thus, one can not hope for a universal approval of the concept of global justice, that a principle of global distributive justice does not take into account that global differences in wealth are caused by differences in the ambitions of individuals and nations and that the idea of global justice overlooks crucial institutional differences between a nation and the global situation. However, these arguments are not conclusive.

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2005. Vol. 59, no 1, 55-71 p.
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globalisation, global justice, John Rawls, law of peoples, ethics, universalism
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-28713Local ID: 13882OAI: diva2:249524
Available from: 2009-10-09 Created: 2009-10-09 Last updated: 2011-01-12

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