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Global Justice and Avant-Garde Political Agency

Lea Ypi


Why should states matter and how do relations between fellow‐citizens affect what is owed to distant strangers? How, if at all, can demanding egalitarian principles inform political action? This book proposes a novel solution through the concept of avant‐garde political agency. Ypi grounds egalitarian principles on claims arising from conflicts over the distribution of global positional goods, and illustrates the role of avant‐garde agents in shaping these conflicts and promoting democratic political transformations. Against statists, she defends the global scope of equality and derives cosmop ... More

Keywords: global justice, cosmopolitanism, statism, patriotism, avant-garde, egalitarianism, sufficientarianism, ideal theory

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199593873
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593873.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lea Ypi, author
Post-Doctoral Prize Research Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford

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