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Gillian Brock, Global justice : a cosmopolitan account

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posted on 2009-01-01, 00:00 authored by Stan Van HooftStan Van Hooft
This is a review of Gillian Brock’s new book, Global justice: a cosmopolitan account (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009) which sets out the central theses of the book and then offers a critical appraisal of its central arguments. My specific concern is that Brock gives an insufficiently robust account of human rights with which to define the nature of global justice and thereby leaves cosmopolitanism too vulnerable to the normative pull of local and traditional moral conceptions that fall short of the universalism that cosmopolitans should be able to embrace.

History

Journal

Ethics & global politics

Volume

2

Issue

4

Pagination

369 - 382

Publisher

Co-Action Publishing

Location

Stockholm, Sweden

ISSN

1654-4951

Language

eng

Notes

Reproduced with kind permission of the copyright owner.

Publication classification

C4 Letter or note; X Not reportable

Copyright notice

2009, S. van Hooft