1 2 Andreas Follesdal and Thomas Pogge 1 The Norwegian Centre for Human Rights at the Faculty of Law and ARENA Centre for 2 European Studies, University of Oslo; Philosophy, Columbia University, New York, and Oslo University; Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Australian National University, Canberra This volume discusses principles of global justice, their normative grounds, and the social institutions they require. Over the last few decades an increasing number of philosophers and political theorists have attended to these morally urgent, politically confounding and philosophically challenging topics. Many of these scholars came together September 11-13, 2003, for an international symposium where first versions of most of the present chapters were discussed. A few additional chapters were solicited to provide a broad and critical range of perspectives on these issues. The Oslo Symposium took Thomas Pogge's recent work in this area as its starting point, in recognition of his long-standing academic contributions to this topic and of the seminars on moral and political philosophy he has taught since 1991 under the auspices of the Norwegian Research Council. Pogge's opening remarks - "What is Global Justice?" - follow below, before brief synopses of the various contributions.
Introduction; Andreas Follesdal and Thomas Pogge. Poverty and Global Justice: Some Challenges Ahead; Hilde F. Johnson. Justice, Morality and Power in the Global Context; Rainer Forst. 'Saving Amina': Global Justice for Women and Intercultural Dialogue; Alison M. Jaggar. Poverty as a Human Rights Violation and the Limits of Nationalism; Geert Demuijnck. International or Global Justice? Evaluating the Cosmopolitan Approach; Thomas Mertens. Understanding and Evaluating the Contribution Principle; Christian Barry. World Poverty and Moral Responsibility; Ser-Min Shei. The Principle of Subsidiarity; Stefan Gosepath. 'It's the Power, Stupid!' On the Unmentioned Precondition of Social Justice; Alessandro Pinzani. Egalitarian Global Distributive Justice or Minimal Standard? Pogge's Position; Véronique Zanetti. Responsibility and International Distributive Justice; Alexander Cappelen. From Natural Law to Human Rights - Some Reflections on Thomas Pogge and Global Justice; Henrik Syse. Deliberation or Negotiation? Remarks on the Justice of Global and Regional Human Rights Agreements; Regina Kreide. Human Rights and Relativism; Andreas Follesdal. The Nature of Human Rights; Leif Wenar. Severe Poverty as a Human Rights Violation - Weak and Strong; Wilfried Hinsch and Markus Stepanians. The First UN Millennium Development Goal: A Cause for Celebration? Thomas Pogge. Can Global Distributive Justice be Minimalist and Consensual? - Reflections on Thomas Pogge's Global Tax on Natural Resources; Jean-Christophe Merle. Redistributing Responsibilities - The UN Global Compact with Corporations; Andrew Kuper. About the Authors. References.
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