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Political Theory Without Borders

Political Theory Without Borders

Robert E. Goodin, James S. Fishkin

ISBN: 978-1-119-11011-8 October 2015 Wiley-Blackwell 344 Pages




Political Theory Without Borders offers a comprehensive survey of the issues that have shaped political theory in the wake of social and environmental globalization.
  • Focuses on specific questions that arise from issues of global spillovers like climate change and pollution, international immigration, and political intervention abroad
  • Includes chapters written by some of the best new scholars working in the field today, along with key texts from some of the most well-known scholars of previous generations
  • Illustrates how the classics concerns of political theory – justice and equality, liberty and oppression – have re-emerged with renewed significance at the global level
  • The newest volume in the distinguished philosophy, politics & society series, initiated by Peter Laslett in 1956

Acknowledgments vii

About the Contributors viii

1 Political Theory Without Borders: An Introduction 1
Robert E. Goodin and James S. Fishkin

PART I Global Spillovers 5

2 To Prevent a World Wasteland: A Proposal 7
George F. Kennan

3 Two Kinds of Climate Justice: Avoiding Harm and Sharing Burdens 18
Simon Caney

4 The Human Right to Water and Common Ownership of the Earth 46
Mathias Risse

PART II Global Flows 75

5 Tax Competition and Global Background Justice 77
Peter Dietsch and Thomas Rixen

6 Sovereign Debt, Human Rights, and Policy Conditionality 107
Christian Barry

7 Justice in the Diffusion of Innovation 133
Allen Buchanan, Tony Cole and Robert O. Keohane

8 From Migration in Geographic Space to Migration in Biographic Time: Views From Europe 162
Claus Offe

9 On Citizenship, States, and Markets 206
Ayelet Shachar and Ran Hirschl

PART III Global Interventions 235

10 Colonialism as Structural Injustice: Historical Responsibility and Contemporary Redress 237
Catherine Lu

11 The Judging of Nations: Some Comments on the Assessment of Regimes in the New States 260
Clifford Geertz

12 From Humanitarian Intervention to the Responsibility to Protect 275
Gareth Evans

13 The Misuse of Power, Not Bad Representation: Why It Is Beside the Point that No One Elected Oxfam 293
Jennifer C. Rubenstein

Index 322