Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
On Global Justice$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Mathias Risse

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780691142692

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691142692.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM PRINCETON SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.princeton.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Princeton University Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in HSO for personal use (for details see http://www.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 21 January 2018

“Un Pouvoir Ordinaire”

“Un Pouvoir Ordinaire”

Shared Membership in a State as a Ground of Justice

Chapter:
(p.23) Chapter 2 “Un Pouvoir Ordinaire”
Source:
On Global Justice
Author(s):

Mathias Risse

Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691142692.003.0002

This chapter examines shared membership in a state as a ground of justice. It proposes an account of immediacy and merges it with John Rawls' notion of reciprocity into an overall account of shared membership in a state as a ground of justice. To characterize shared membership in a state as a ground, the chapter explores the manner in which states are coercive. Coercion is characterized by two features. First, it creates conditions under which person P has no reasonable alternative but to do A. Second, coercion involves a threat: P has no reasonable alternative but to do A because otherwise the coercive agent seriously worsens P's circumstances. The chapter shows that there are principles of justice that apply within states, thus refuting globalism and nonrelationism since both hold that all such principles apply globally.

Keywords:   shared membership, ground of justice, John Rawls, reciprocity, immediacy, states, coercion, threat, globalism, nonrelationism

Princeton Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.