"A significant and distinctive contribution to the contemporary philosophical debate on global justice. Globalizing Justice
is an exemplar of philosophical analysis that is exacting and rigorous but also sensitive to and informed by the realities of the world. The result is a novel systematic approach to the problem of global justice." --Kok-Chor Tan, Social Theory and Practice
"Richard Miller has given us a work of great political urgency concentrating on the political responsibilities of citizens of wealthy and powerful societies who interact with the world's poor through a complex network of transactions and relationships. The theoretical position he defends is fresh and original and will lead many readers to reconsider conventional ways of thinking about global justice. It will also encourage them to engage more deeply with the literatures of world politics and global political economy, which inform the argument throughout. No other recent book on Miller's subject displays a similar combination of philosophical imagination and deep engagement in the realities of global political and economic life."--Charles Beitz, Princeton University
"In his attempt to discover what obligations citizens of rich countries have to those in the developing world, Miller breaks a new path between radical cosmopolitanism and fair bargaining. Filled with concrete historical detail as well as philosophizing, this book is a superb example of applied ethics. Its recommendations cannot be ignored by those of us who are critical of American foreign policy, but do not know exactly what alternative to advocate. The global-warming discussion is particularly enlightening."--John Roemer, Yale University
"Miller's Globalizing Justice
is an important contribution to thought about transnational justice. The book's combination of fresh, compelling theoretical argument and deep engagement in the realities of global political and economic life are a paradigm for philosophical work on this subject, and indeed for applied ethics in general."--Benjamin Rossi, The Review of Politics
About the Author
is Professor of Philosophy at Cornell University.