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Author Jones, Charles, 1963-

Title Global justice : defending cosmopolitanism / Charles Jones
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1999

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Description xiii, 249 pages ; 23 cm
Contents 1. Distributive Justice and the International Context -- I. Cosmopolitanism. 2. Utilitarianism and Global Justice. 3. Basic Human Rights: The Moral Minimum. 4. O'Neill and the Obligations of Justice -- II. Communitarianism. 5. Patriotism and Justice. 6. Miller, Nationality, and Distributive Justice. 7. Relativism, Universalism, and Walzer. 8. Neo-Hegelianism, Sovereignty, and Rights
Summary What obligations do the world's wealthy people have to ensure that the world's poor achieve a quality of life that is recognizably human? Charles Jones outlines and evaluates the main competing moral perspectives framing these debates, assessing the relative merits of the utilitarian, human rights, and neo-Kantian perspectives before answering the nationalist, patriotic, relativist, and constitutivist challenges to moral universalism. Jones defends a form of cosmopolitanism involving a commitment to basic human rights, and provides both a guide to the state of the art in disputes about global justice, and a distinctive defense of the moral case for change in the international system
Notes Originally published: 1999
Bibliography Includes bibliography and index
Subject Cosmopolitanism.
Distributive justice.
Economics -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Utilitarianism.
Human rights.
Wealth -- Moral and ethical aspects.
LC no. 98054457
ISBN 0198294808
0199242224 (paperback)