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Fairness in PracticeA Social Contract for a Global Economy$
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Aaron James

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199846153

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199846153.001.0001

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(p.3) Chapter One Main Ideas
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Fairness in Practice
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Aaron James

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199846153.003.0001

This chapter presents the main argument of the book. It explains why both nationalist and cosmopolitan views do not account for a distinctive and politically important class of socioeconomic fairness concerns in international political morality. It sets out basic assumptions about the global economy, the book’s proposed principles and their policy applications, and its practice-based constructive methodology.

Keywords:   nationalism, cosmopolitanism, political decentralization, partial economic integration, constructive method, principles, social practice, constructive interpretation, John Rawls, T. M. Scanlon

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