Global Challenges: War, Self-Determination, and Responsibility for Justice
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Global Challenges: War, Self-Determination, and Responsibility for Justice

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In the late twentieth century many writers and activists envisioned new possibilities of transnational cooperation toward peace and global justice. In this book Iris Marion Young aims to revive such hopes by responding clearly to what are seen as the global challenges of the modern day.
Inspired by claims of indigenous peoples, the book develops a concept of self-determin...more
Hardcover, 216 pages
Published January 29th 2007 by Polity Press (first published 2006)
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Contemporary theories of justice typically focus on the problem of distribution and what John Rawls calls the "core institutions" of a well-ordered, democratic society. Young's book argues for expanding justice beyond basic social institutions to the "structure" of society. In doing so, she addresses the difficult question of collective responsibility for unjust social circumstances. Through a critical reading of Hannah Arendt's views on collective responsibility, Young engages and criticizes th...more
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