List of Abbreviations.
Part I: Background and Structure:.
1. Introduction: Rex Martin (University of Kansas) and David Reidy (University of Tennessee).
2. Uniting What Interest Prescribes with What Right Permits: Rawls’s Law of Peoples in Context: David Boucher (Cardiff).
3. Rawls’s Peoples: Philip Pettit (Princeton).
Part II: Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism and Universalism: Questions of Priority and Coherence:.
4. Cultural Imperialism and “Democratic Peace.”: Catherine Audard (LSE, UK).
5. The Problem of Decent Peoples: Kok-Chor Tan (Univ. of Pennsylvania).
6. Why Rawls is Not a Cosmopolitan Egalitarian: Leif Wenar (Sheffield, UK).
Part III: On Human Rights.
7. Human Rights as Moral Claim-Rights: Wilfried Hinsch and Markus Stepanians (Univ. of Saarland, Germany).
8. Rawls’s Narrow Doctrine of Human Rights: Alistair Macleod (Queen’s Univ., Canada).
9. Taking the Human Out of Human Rights: Allen Buchanan (Duke Univ., USA).
10. Political Authority and Human Rights: David Reidy(University of Tennessee).
Part IV: On Global Economic Justice.
11. Collective Responsibility and International Inequality in The Law of Peoples: David Miller (Oxford).
12. Do Rawls’s Two Theories of Justice Fit Together?: Thomas Pogge (Columbia, USA).
13. Rawls on International Distributive Economic Justice: Taking a Closer Look: Rex Martin (University of Kansas, Lawrence).
14. Distributive Justice and The Law of Peoples: Samuel Freeman (Univ. of Pennsylvania).
Part V: On Liberal Democratic Foreign Policy.
15. Rawls’s Theory of Human Rights in Light of Contemporary Human Rights Law and Practice: Jim Nickel (Arizona State University College of Law).
16. A Human Right to Democracy? Rawls’s Law of Peoples on Governmental Legitimacy and Humanitarian Intervention: Alyssa Bernstein (Ohio Univ).
17. Justice, Stability and Toleration in a Federation of Well-Ordered Peoples: Andreas Follesdal (Univ. of Oslo, Norway).
A Choice Magazine's Outstanding Academic Book for 2006
- A collection of new and stimulating essays on Rawls’s controversial last book, The Law of Peoples.
- Rawls is considered the most important theorist of justice in much of western Europe and the English-speaking world more generally.
- The essays are written by pre-eminent theorists in the field.
- Situates The Law of Peoples historically and methodologically, and examines all its key ingredients.
- Will set the terms of debate on The Law of Peoples for years to come, thereby shaping broader debates about global justice.