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Critical encounters between state and world

Recognition and Global Politics examines the potential and limitations of the discourse of recognition as a strategy for reframing justice and injustice within contemporary world affairs. Drawing on resources from social and political theory and international relations theory, as well as feminist theory, postcolonial studies and social psychology, this ambitious collection explores a range of political struggles, social movements and sites of opposition that have shaped certain practices and informed contentious debates in the language of recognition.

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Recognition, Vulnerability and the International
Kate Schick

societies’ beliefs and practices as well as recognition of and rational exchange with other traditions. This literature is rooted in abstract rationality and promotes global justice through a forward-looking Enlightenment pedagogy marked by its adherence to universal moral values. However, it too easily elevates the notion of ‘humanity’, whilst failing to acknowledge our ‘all too

in Recognition and Global Politics
Some questions for Rainer Bauböck
Joseph H. Carens

close to the first form of mutual binding of polities that I suggested we should see as part of a just global political order, and far from the current state of affairs. It suggests that Bauböck is open in principle to a fundamental examination of the requirements of a just global order. Moreover, in section 4 of the essay Bauböck does touch briefly on questions about global justice in connection with his discussion of birthright citizenship

in Democratic inclusion
Fiona Robinson

autonomy’. But in rejecting or even in revising the liberal understanding of autonomy, are care ethicists dispensing with a vital concept that is a necessary prerequisite of justice – especially transnational or global justice? Is a thoroughgoing account of recognition a necessary part of a global ethic of care precisely because it can guard against paternalistic care, and ensure

in Recognition and Global Politics
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David Boucher

others, as the nationality problem in the former Soviet Union testifies. 43 Notes 1 C. Brown, International Relations Theory (London, Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1992); J. Thompson, Justice and World Order (London, Routledge, 1992); C. Jones, Global Justice: Defending Cosmopolitanism (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1999); P. Sutch, Ethics and

in Political concepts
From starving children to satirical saviours
Rachel Tavernor

Engagement for Global Justice ’, Third World Quarterly , 36 : 2 ( 2014 ), p. 286 . 66 Africans for Norway, . Accessed 5 September 2015. 67 What Has Aid Ever Done For Anyone? (2013) Enough Food IF, . Accessed 5

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
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Rainer Bauböck

others. It is not, however, a consequence of the fact that states have boundaries demarcating their territorial jurisdiction and special responsibilities for their citizens. The horizontal pluralism of polities is, in my view, a normatively desirable feature of the state system in the sense that it would be wrong to try to overcome it. This may not be obvious from a perspective of global justice, but it seems to me compelling from a perspective

in Democratic inclusion
Tarik Kochi

) has sparked a small academic discourse of recognition theory and its application to identity politics, questions of moral and political rights and issues of global justice. While aspects of recognition theory have been adopted in interesting ways within feminism and postcolonial studies, perhaps the predominant branch has been utilized by liberal political theory with rather

in Recognition and Global Politics
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Their basis and limits
Catriona McKinnon

Coin’, p. 16. 16 C. Jones, Global Justice (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1999), p. 94. 17 O’Neill, Towards Justice and Virtue , p. 134. 18 O’Neill, Towards Justice and Virtue , p. 135

in Political concepts
David Miller

–152 . Saunders , Ben 2012 . “ Defining the Demos .” Politics, Philosophy and Economics 11 : 280–301 . Song , Sarah 2012 . “ The Boundary Problem in Democratic Theory: Why the Demos should be Bounded by the State .” International Theory 4 : 39–68 . Vernon , Richard 2010 . Cosmopolitan Regard: Political Membership and Global Justice

in Democratic inclusion