Basic Rights, Global Justice : A Modest Defence of Contemporary Cosmopolitanism

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dc.contributor Helsingin yliopisto fi
dc.contributor University of Helsinki en
dc.contributor Helsingfors universitet sv
dc.contributor.author Timgren, Henrikki
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-08T10:07:03Z
dc.date.available 2009-09-08T10:07:03Z
dc.date.issued 2005-04-04 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/13191
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dc.description.abstract The aim of this thesis is to critically assess theories of global distributive justice against their statist and nationalist rivals, especially against liberal nationalism. For the sake of convenience these so-called cosmopolitan theories have been divided into "naïve" and "mature" variants. The main argument of this thesis is that while naïve theories - global contractarianism and utilitarianism - are morally over-demanding and insensitive to cultural pluralism and people's local attachments, mature theories steer clear of these problems, and hence vindicate the demand for a more just global distribution of economic and social goods. It is argued, however, that these mature theories, represented by the human rights-based approaches of Henry Shue and Thomas Pogge, have to limit their redistributive demands, at least initially, to securing the basic subsistence of people. Additionally, cosmopolitan theories are criticized for not providing specific enough blueprints for building a just global community. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject distributive justice en
dc.subject cosmopolitanism en
dc.subject human rights en
dc.subject income distribution en
dc.title Basic Rights, Global Justice : A Modest Defence of Contemporary Cosmopolitanism en
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Pro gradu fi
dc.type.ontasot Pro gradu sv

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