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Radicalizing Rawls: Global Justice and the Foundations of International Law


ISBN13: 9781137382900
Published: February 2014
Publisher: Palgrave Scholarly
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £66.00



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This book articulates and defends a Rawlsian version of cosmopolitanism. Critiquing Rawls's own suggestion that states (or 'peoples') be treated as foundational to the global order, as well as alternative Rawlsian defenses of Rawls's approach, Radicalizing Rawls proposes a polycentric global legal regime, featuring a Law of Persons rather than Rawls's Law of Peoples.

Gary Chartier argues provocatively for more extensive global human rights protections than those Rawls defends and maintains that global anarchy could prove to be an attractive version of John Tomasi's Rawlsian 'market democracy.'

Subjects:
Jurisprudence
Contents:
Introduction
1. Rawls's Starting Point
2. Rawls's Explicit Defense of the Equality of Peoples
3. Challenging the Global Primacy of Peoples
4. Defining and Implementing a Law of Persons
5. Market Democracy, Market Anarchy, and Global Justice Conclusion