Global Justice, the World Trade Organization and Free Trade

  • Darrel Moellendorf
Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)


One important by-product of globalization, which is sometimes lost on critics, is that the increased association of persons around the global economy makes credible the claim that these persons have duties of justice to one another.1 I shall not fully defend that view here, as I have discussed it in detail elsewhere.2 The salient point for present purposes is that whatever the evils that globalization produces, and they are considerable to be sure, there also two important related moral facts, if I may use that term loosely, that globalization also produces: the evils can be criticized as injustices; and standards of justice may provide guidance in offering alternatives.


Foreign Direct Investment Gross Domestic Product Free Trade World Trade Organization Trade Liberalization 
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