On Rawls, Development And Global Justice: The Freedom of Peoples

Hardcover | March 8, 2011

byH. Williams

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Huw Lloyd Williams looks at the critical debate surrounding John Rawls’ The Law of Peoples. He responds to the work of cosmopolitan theorists and Amartya Sen, arguing that Rawls offers a persuasive and prescient moral approach to issues of global poverty and development.

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Huw Lloyd Williams looks at the critical debate surrounding John Rawls’ The Law of Peoples. He responds to the work of cosmopolitan theorists and Amartya Sen, arguing that Rawls offers a persuasive and prescient moral approach to issues of global poverty and development.

Huw Williams is a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Cardiff.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.03 inPublished:March 8, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230277829

ISBN - 13:9780230277823

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Table of Contents

Introduction
PART I
The Cosmopolitan Critique
Elucidating the ‘Libertarian’ Law of Peoples
A Duty with No Obligations?
PART II
Considering the Capability Perspective
Conceptualizing State Capability: The Freedom of Peoples
Actualising State Capability
PART III
A Duty in Equilibrium
Creeping Cosmopolitanism?
Conclusions


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"Williams' account is well informed, well written and well structured . . . this is an important book whose reach goes beyond strict Rawls scholarship" - Political Studies Review: 2013, Vol 11, 228-310