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The global commons and international distributive justice

Roberts, Peredur Mark and Sutch, Peter 2016. The global commons and international distributive justice. In: Boisen, Camilla and Murray, Matthew C. eds. Distributive Justice Debates In Political and Social Thoughts: Perspectives on Finding a Fair Share, New York & London: Routledge, pp. 230-250.

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Abstract

This chapter sets out to introduce the reader to a key contemporary debate in global distributive justice. This debate (more properly ‘debates’ in the plural as there is little moral or legal consistency) is located in international legal and political debate concerning the appropriate way to manage the global commons. Our goal is to demonstrate that distributive justice claims are a crucial part of these debates and to show how political theory might contribute to the forging of new and more coherent understanding of the distributive justice of global commons management. Contemporary reflections on global justice have been predominantly liberal-cosmopolitan and cosmopolitanism has been very focussed on human rights rather than international law more broadly. Where the literature does broaden its scope it is usually to draw other aspects of international politics into human rights discourse. Without denying the importance of this aspect of contemporary international political theory we want to show how political theory could utilise its traditions to develop a politically urgent debate that has incredible potential to enrich or threaten human security.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Department of Politics and International Relations (POLIR)
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138829763
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Last Modified: 24 Oct 2018 22:20
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/86490

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