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Global Justice: Defending Cosmopolitanism

Charles Jones


What obligations do the world's wealthy people have to ensure that the world's poor achieve a quality of life that is recognisably human? This is the fundamental question of international distributive justice, and surprisingly a question that has been the subject of serious debate only in the past three decades. This book outlines and evaluates the main competing moral perspectives framing these debates, assessing the relative merits of the utilitarian, human rights, and neo-Kantian perspectives before answering the nationalist, patriotic, relativist, and constitutivist challenges to moral uni ... More

Keywords: wealth, poor, quality of life, international distributive justice, human rights, moral universalism, cosmopolitanism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780199242221
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242221.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles Jones, author
University of Western Ontario