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The Global Justice Reader

Thom Brooks (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-6964-6
768 pages
March 2008, ©2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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The Global Justice Reader is a first-of-its kind collection that brings together key foundational and contemporary writings on this important topic in moral and political philosophy.

  • Brings together key foundational and contemporary writings on this important topic in moral and political philosophy
  • Offers a brief introduction followed by important readings on subjects ranging from sovereignty, human rights, and nationalism to global poverty, terrorism, and international environmental justice
  • Presents the writings of key figures in the field, including Thomas Hobbes, Immanuel Kant, John Rawls, Thomas Pogge, Peter Singer, and many others
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Acknowledgements.

Preface.

Introduction.

Section I: Sovereignty.

Section II: Rights to Self-Determination.

Section III: Human Rights.

Section IV: Rawls's Law of Peoples.

Section V: Nationalism and Patriotism.

Section VI: Cosmopolitanism.

Section VII: Global Poverty and International Distributive Justice.

Section VIII: Just War.

Section IX: Terrorism.

Section X: Women and Global Justice.

Section XI: International Environmental Justice.

Bibliography.

Index
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Thom Brooks is Reader in Political and Legal Philosophy at the University of Newcastle and founding editor of the Journal of Moral Philosophy. He is the author of Hegel’s Political Philosophy (2007) and Punishment (2008), as well as editor of Rousseau and Law (2005), Locke and Law (2006), and co-editor of The Legacy of John Rawls (2005).
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  • Brings together key foundational and contemporary writings on this important topic in moral and political philosophy
  • Offers a brief introduction followed by important readings on subjects ranging from sovereignty, human rights, and nationalism to global poverty, terrorism, and international environmental justice
  • Presents the writings of key figures in the field, including Thomas Hobbes, Immanuel Kant, John Rawls, Thomas Pogge, Peter Singer, and many others
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"This compilation fills a gap in the market and will serve as a very useful introduction to a course text." (Political Studies Review, May 2009)

"The Global Justice reader is an important work of our time. It means that we can chart the development of the idea of justice in terms of the themes that occupy our world today. This book is a great idea about a great idea."
–Robert Imre, University of Notre Dame, Australia

"Thom Brooks' The Global Justice Reader fills an urgent need for those who teach the philosophical dimensions of global issues, and their students. Brooks has pulled together an interesting and provocative set of articles, many of them classics in their fields. This book will set the benchmark against which others will be judged."
–Stephen Gardiner, University of Washington

"This is both the broadest and the deepest selection of texts on morality beyond borders. Those looking for sharp analyses of crucial issues in global justice will find this collection clearly the best choice."
–Leif Wenar, University of Sheffield

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