May 2006, Polity
In this new book, Jon Mandle explores the meaning of global
justice and provides students with an accessible introduction to
the core concepts and debates in the field. Global justice, he
explains, requires universal respect for basic human rights. These
rights belong to each and every one of us, and they can be used to
guide policy-making in areas such as humanitarian intervention,
global poverty, and secession.
Emphasizing the importance of legitimate political institutions for protecting basic rights and ensuring self-determination, Mandle sets out concrete reforms which would protect core human rights internationally. He explains but ultimately rejects theories which assert that no principles of justice apply globally or that the same principles apply both domestically and globally. Instead, Mandle develops and defends his own unique account of global justice, inspired by the work of John Rawls.
Global Justice will be of interest to students of philosophy, political science, international relations, sociology, globalization, and anyone reflecting on the importance of justice across borders.
- Chapter 1 - Ethical Theory
- Chapter 2 - Justice
- Chapter 3 - Realism, Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism
- Chapter 4 - Human Rights
- Chapter 5 - Challenges to Human Rights
- Chapter 6 - Political Legitimacy
- Chapter 7 - Poverty and Development
- Chapter 8 - Globalization
Thomas Pogge, Professorial Research Fellow, Centre for
Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, The Australian National
"A compelling argument for an internationalist position that recognizes the independence of nations and the fundamental significance of social and political relations, yet which imposes a vigorous duty to assist disadvantaged
peoples to enable all to exercise a broad range of human rights. Mandle sympathetically responds to cosmopolitans’ concerns without surrendering the field to cosmopolitan critics of the priority of social and political justice."
Samuel Freeman, Professor of Philosophy and Law, University of Pennsylvania