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National Responsibility and Global Justice

David Miller


This book presents a non-cosmopolitan theory of global justice. In contrast to theories that seek to extend principles of social justice, such as equality of opportunity or resources, to the world as a whole, it argues that in a world made up of self-determining national communities, a different conception is needed. The book presents and defends an account of national responsibility which entails that nations may justifiably claim the benefits that their decisions and policies produce, while also being held liable for harms that they inflict on other peoples. Such collective responsibility ex ... More

Keywords: social justice, equality of opportunity, equality of resources, self-determination, national responsibility, collective responsibility, global obligations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199235056
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235056.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Miller, author
Professor of Political Theory, University of Oxford, and Official Fellow, Nuffield College
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