By (author) Darrel Moellendorf
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Cosmopolitan Justice by Darrel Moellendorf
Book DescriptionIncreasing global economic integration and recent military interventions in the name of human rights have forced questions of global justice into political discussions. Is the unequal distribution of wealth across the globe just? What's wrong with imperialism? Are the most indebted countries obligated to pay back their loans to international financial institutions? What, if any, restrictions may be placed on immigration? Is economic protectionism just? Does respecting state sovereignty prohibit intervening in the affairs of other states? May interventions which curtail human rights abuses be just? What is the moral basis of international law? Cosmopolitan Justice takes on these questions in the course of presenting a systematic account of global duties of justice.Many contemporary accounts of justice take its scope to be limited to the state. And, when attention is paid to international justice, the objects of moral concern are states. Moreover, there is a growing trend amongst political philosophers and theorists to argue that nationality presents a source of special moral duties. Cosmopolitan Justice argues against these views, and the book also provides a justification of global duties of justice, which are owed to all persons, regardless of their citizenship or nationality. The book applies this perspective to a number of international issues.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780813365565
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 10-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Darrel Moellendorf
Routledge Handbook of Global Ethics, Hardback (June 2014)
"The Handbook of Global Ethics" brings together leading international scholars to present concise and authoritative overviews of the most significant issues and ideas in global ethics. The "Handbook" provides a benchmark for the study of global ethics to date, as well as outlining future developments.
Moral Challenge of Dangerous Climate Change, Hardback (April 2014)
This book examines the threat that climate change poses to the projects of poverty eradication, sustainable development, and biodiversity preservation.
Global Inequality Matters, Hardback (November 2009)» View all books by Darrel Moellendorf
The globalization of trade, investment, and finance continues apace. Many have benefited from this, but deep inequalities persist. This book argues that the interconnections established by globalization make possible a critique of its inequality. For those who take seriously human dignity, equality is a basic presumption of social institutions.
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Author Biography - Darrel Moellendorf
Darrel Moellendorf is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Institute for Ethics and Public Affairs at San Diego State University.
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