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Global JusticeA Cosmopolitan Account$
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Gillian Brock

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199230938

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230938.001.0001

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The Global Economic Order and Global Justice

The Global Economic Order and Global Justice

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Global Justice

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This chapter begins by arguing that the link between free trade and poverty reduction is not as straightforward as some believe. Though there is a role for trade liberalization, its pace, sequencing and other complementary policies are also crucial to its success. Special and differential treatment can be justified for vulnerable, developing nations. The chapter considers what economic justice requires. Rejecting Kapstein's model, it argues for an alternative account of economic justice, according to which the international community makes it possible for each country to have reasonable opportunities to achieve the kind and level of economic activity necessary to sustain the goals of global justice introduced in Chapter 3. The chapter discusses ways in which we can discharge this obligation and also ways in which the global economic order can assist in improving working conditions and wages, through programs such as “Just Linkage”, advocated by Barry and Reddy.

Keywords:   global economic order, free trade, poverty reduction, trade liberalization, special and differential treatment, economic justice, Kapstein, global justice, working conditions, just linkage

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