Dialogical Justice in World Affairs

  • Robert Jackson
Part of the Palgrave Macmillan History of International Thought Series book series (PMHIT)

Abstract

A study of justice in world affairs should begin with a skeptical question: is there such a thing? Hobbes would answer “no.”1 Contrary to the assertions of realists and other skeptics, I shall argue that justice is constitutive and regulative of social life generally and that various principles and practices of justice are operative in international relations. My aim must be confined to sketching the character and modus operandi of the idea.

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