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Law and Philosophy

, Volume 35, Issue 3, pp 251–270 | Cite as

On Where We Differ: Sites Versus Grounds of Justice, and Some Other Reflections on Michael Blake’s Justice and Foreign Policy

  • Mathias RisseEmail author
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Abstract

Blake’s book conveys a straightforward directive: the foreign policy of liberal states should be guided and constrained by the goal of helping other states to become liberal democracies as well. This much is what we owe to people in other countries—this much but nothing more. The primary addressees are wealthier democracies, whose foreign policy ought to be guided by the idea of equality of all human beings. My approach in On Global Justice bears important similarities to Blake’s, but with those similarities also come equally important differences. The purpose of this piece is to bring out these similarities and differences and in the process articulate some objections to Blake.

Keywords

Foreign Policy Distributive Justice Liberal Democracy Common Humanity Liberal State 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Harvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

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