Social Justice, Global Dynamics: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives

1st Edition

Ayelet Banai, Miriam Ronzoni, Christian Schemmel

Published April 1, 2011
Reference - 238 Pages - 3 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415575690 - CAT# Y107549
Series: Routledge Research in International Relations Theory

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Many theoretical publications make assumptions about the facts of globalization, and in particular about the role and autonomy of the nation state. These factual claims and assumptions often play an important role in justifying the normative conclusions, yet remain under-explored.

This interdisciplinary volume examines questions that are central to the problems of both social and international justice, and in particular, to their interdependence: 

  • How do global and transnational factors influence the capacity of states to be internally just?
  • Has the state lost its capacity for autonomous action in the global economy, and thus its ethical significance for theories of justice? If so, which institutional reforms could address this problem?
  • What is the role of the state in a just international order?

The authors address important connections between domestic social justice and global dynamics, by identifying problematic practices and trends in the current global order. They examine political, economic and legal changes and offer normative views on concrete policies and institutions that are particularly important and/or problematic – i.e. international health policies, the World Bank, taxation policies and the World Trade Organization.

Focusing on the relationship between social and global justice and establishing connections between political theory and empirical research, this book is vital reading for students and scholars of Politics, International Relations, and Development Studies.

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