Global Justice

  • Abhishek ChoudharyEmail author
Living reference work entry



Global justice is a theoretical stand that addresses the issue of just distribution of benefits and burdens across the world and looks at the viability of the institutions required to secure such a just distribution.


Global justice is a theoretical stand that addresses the issue of “just distribution of benefits and burdens across the world” and also looks at the viability of the institutions required to “secure such a just distribution” (Kukathas 2006: 1). The basis of cosmopolitan global justice lies in the consideration of individual human beings as the primary object of concern wherein the territorial boundaries does not imply any constraint on the deliverance of justice. The idea of global justice is rooted in the theory of cosmopolitanism, which is defined as a moral ideal that emphasizes tolerance towards differences and envisages the possibility of a more...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for International Politics, Organisation and Disarmament, School of International StudiesJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia