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On Global Justice

Mathias Risse


Debates about global justice have traditionally fallen into two camps. Statists believe that principles of justice can only be held among those who share a state. Those who fall outside this realm are merely owed charity. Cosmopolitans, on the other hand, believe that justice applies equally among all human beings. This book shifts the terms of this debate and shows how both views are unsatisfactory. Stressing humanity's collective ownership of the earth, it offers a new theory of global distributive justice—what it calls pluralist internationalism—where in different contexts, different princi ... More

Keywords: global justice, distributive justice, pluralist internationalism, immigration, climate change, trade, intellectual property rights, labor rights, inequality, human rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780691142692
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691142692.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mathias Risse, author
Harvard University