Ethnic Politics and Global Justice

  • Geoff PfeiferEmail author
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This chapter outlines the major theories of global justice from those that emerge early in the history of the concept to more contemporary conceptions. It also discusses the connection between global justice theory and practice and the larger process of globalization. The chapter explains some of the many concrete problems global justice theory and global justice activism seek to address such as global poverty, environmental justice, migration justice, and other forms of social and political oppression and exclusion in both national and international contexts. Finally, this chapter discusses the role global justice theory and activism can and does play in ethnic politics and ethnic political struggles against oppression of the forms just mentioned along with many others.


Global justice Globalization Distributive justice Representation Ethnic politics Philosophy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Worcester Polytechnic InstituteWorcesterUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Joseph Rudolph
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceTowson UniversityTowsonUSA

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