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Global Justice

Wilson, JGS; (2017) Global Justice. In: Dellasala, DA and Goldstein, MI, (eds.) Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences. (pp. 81-86). Elsevier: Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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Abstract

Global justice, which focuses on justice among and between different individuals throughout the world, should be distinguished from international justice, which focuses on the claims of states. Accounts that make international justice more fundamental than global justice are increasingly implausible in the world of the Anthropocene. What the best model of global justice is—and the emphasis it will place on the weight of duties to conationals as opposed to human beings in general—remain contentious. Further work is required to investigate climate change as a structural injustice, and to think through justice in conditions of abject scarcity.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Global Justice
ISBN-13: 978-0-12-409548-9
DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-809665-9.10443-4
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-809665-9.10443-4
Language: English
Keywords: Cosmopolitanism; Disease eradication; Egalitarianism; Global justice; Health inequalities; International justice; John Rawls; Philosophy
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Dept of Philosophy
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1546685
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