A Cosmopolitan Model of Global Justice: The Basic Framework
This chapter develops and defends a novel cosmopolitan model of global justice. The model includes the view that global justice requires all to be adequately positioned to enjoy the prospects for a decent life, so that all are enabled to meet basic needs, basic liberties are protected, and there are fair terms of co‐operation in collective endeavors. This also calls on us to ensure that there are social and political arrangements that can underwrite these important goods. (Later chapters discuss the kinds of reforms necessary to secure the elements of global justice.) The chapter also considers whether we should endorse a principle promoting global equality of opportunity or a global difference principle. The chapter argues that securing decent opportunities for all should be a key focus of accounts of global justice, and that a global difference principle is not superior to the principles of global distributive justice she endorses. The chapter compares the account with capabilities and human rights approaches.
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