Cosmopolitan Justice and Institutional Design: An Egalitarian Liberal Conception of Global Governance

Caney, Simon
October 2006
Social Theory & Practice;Oct2006, Vol. 32 Issue 4, p725
Academic Journal
The article discusses the political issue of global institutional design. In the light of current injustices such as global poverty, inequality, exploitation, AIDS, global warming, warfare and imperialism, the type of global political framework should be determined. The article sheds light on the questions of what political institutions should be in place; whether there should be a system of states; whether there should be global institutions and what role these institutions should possess. The author offers a mixed view to global institutional design. He argues that there should be suprastate to protect persons' fundamental rights and enumerates properties that international institutions should possess such as transparency, equality and impartiality.


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