The Journal of Ethics

, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 11–27

Cosmopolitanism and Global Justice


DOI: 10.1007/s10892-004-3312-0

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Beitz, C.R. J Ethics (2005) 9: 11. doi:10.1007/s10892-004-3312-0


Philosophical attention to problems about global justice is flourishing in a way it has not in any time in memory. This paper considers some reasons for the rise of interest in the subject and reflects on some dilemmas about the meaning of the idea of the cosmopolitan in reasoning about social institutions, concentrating on the two principal dimensions of global justice, the economic and the political.


cosmopolitanismdemocracyglobal distributive justiceglobal political justicemorality of statespoverty

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PoliticsPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA