I am interested in exploring the application of principles of justice to world politics. I have developed and defended a 'cosmopolitan' account of political morality in my book Justice Beyond Borders: A Global Political Theory (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005). (For more information and for reviews see Justice Beyond Borders.)
I: In Progress
I am completing a second book on global justice, entitled On Cosmopolitanism: Equality, Ecology and Emancipation (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming). For further information about the book see here.
I am also completing a paper entitled 'Global Justice: Tackling Three Exclusionary Tendencies – Agenda Formation, Voices, and Agency'. This paper explores how to theorize about global injustice. I argue that an adequate theory of global justice needs to overcome three common “exclusionary” features of Anglo-American theories of global justice - what I term the “exclusionary agenda”, the “exclusion of voices” and the “exclusion of agency”.
II: Earlier Publications
In addition to this, I have published the following papers on global justice.
'Global Climate Governance, Short-Termism and the Vulnerability of Future Generations', Ethics & International Affairs vol.36 no2 (2022), 137-155. This is available here.
‘The Right to Resist Global Injustice’ in The Oxford Handbook of Global Justice (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020) edited by T. Brooks, 510-535.
‘Human Rights, Population and Climate Change’ in Human Rights in the 21st Century: Poverty, Conflict, and the Environment (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020) co-edited by D. Akande, J. Kuosmanen, H. McDermott & D. Roser, 348-369.
Research in Global Health Emergencies (London: Nuffield Council of Bioethics, 2020). (I was a member of the working group that produced this report. The working group was comprised of K. Wright, M. Parker, S. Bhattacharya, K. Blanchet, S. Caney, E. Ying Yang Chan, B. da Costa Thome, P. Guerin, J. Hughes, P. Kingori, H. Larson, S. Moses, S. Sekalala, J. Sheather, & P. Tindana). The report can be found at:
‘In Emergencies, Health Research must go Beyond Public Engagement Toward a True Partnership with Those Affected’, Nature Medicine vol.26 no.3 (2020), 308-309. Co-authored with K. Wright, M. Parker, S. Bhattacharya, K. Blanchet, E. Ying Yang Chan, B. da Costa Thome, P. Guerin, J. Hughes, P. Kingori, H. Larson, S. Moses, S. Sekalala, J. Sheather, P. Tindana.
‘Global Governance: Procedures, Outcomes and Justice’ in Institutional Cosmopolitanism (New York: Oxford University Press, 2018) edited by L. Cabrera, 107-129.
‘Global Distributive Justice: Seven Theses about Facts and Empirical Research’ in The Oxford Handbook in International Political Theory (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018) edited by C. Brown and R. Eckersley, 103-117.
‘Chapter 2: Social Progress - A Compass' in Rethinking Society for the 21st Century: Report of the International Panel on Social Progress, Volume 1 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018) (as one of the 4 Contributing Authors), 41-82. Coordinating Lead Authors: H. S. Richardson and E. Schokkaert.
‘Chapter 4: Economic Growth, Human Development and Planetary Welfare' in Rethinking Society for the 21st Century: Report of the International Panel on Social Progress, Volume 1 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018) (as one of the 10 Lead Authors), 141-186. Coordinating Lead Authors: P. Dasgupta and O. Edenhofer;
‘Whose Carbon is ‘Burnable’? Equity Considerations in the Allocation of a ‘Right to Extract’’, Climatic Change vol.150 nos.1-2 (2018), 117-129. (with S. Kartha, N. Dubash & G. Muttitt.)
‘Cascading Biases Against Poorer Countries in Robiou du Pont et al’, Nature Climate Change vol.8 no.5 May (2018), 348-349. (with S. Kartha, T. Athanasiou, E. Cripps, K. Dooley, N. Dubash, T. Fei, P.G. Harris, C. Holz, B. Lahn, D. Moellendorf, B. Müller, J. Timmons Roberts, A. Sagar, H. Shue, P. Singer & H. Winkler).
‘Cosmopolitanism and the Environment’ in The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Political Theory (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016), edited by T. Gabrielson, C. Hall, J. M. Meyer, and D. Schlosberg, 238-253.
‘Responding to Global Injustice: On The Right of Resistance’, Social Philosophy and Policy, vol.32 no.1 (2015), 51-73.
‘Coercion, Justification and Inequality: Defending Global Egalitarianism’, Ethics & International Affairs, vol.29 no.3 (2015), 277-288.
‘Justice and the Basic Right to Justification’ in Justice, Democracy and the Right to Justification: Rainer Forst in Dialogue (London: Bloomsbury, 2014) edited by D. Owen, 147-166.
Applying the Principle of Intergenerational Equity to the 2015 Multilateral Processes (Mary Robinson Foundation Climate Justice: 2014) [25,000 words]. This was commissioned by the Mary Robinson Foundation Climate Justice. The paper discusses six proposals for promoting intergenerational equity in the multilateral negotiations concerning climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals.
‘Onora O’Neill on the Agents of Global Justice’ in Reading O’Neill (London: Routledge, 2013) edited by D. Archard, M. Deveaux, N. Manson and D. Weinstock, 133-156.
‘Addressing Poverty and Climate Change: The Varieties of Social Engagement’, Ethics & International Affairs, vol.26 no.2 (2012), 191-216;
‘Global Justice, Climate Change, and Human Rights’ in Leadership and Global Justice (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) edited by D. Hicks and T. Williamson, 91-112.
‘Humanity, Associations and Global Justice: In Defence of Humanity-Centred Cosmopolitan Egalitarianism’, The Monist, vol.94 no.4 (2011), 506–534.
‘Gerechtigkeit, faire Verfahren und globales Regieren’ in Die Herausbildung Normativer Ordnungen (Frankfurt: Campus Verlag, 2011) edited by R. Forst and K. Günther, 133-164.
‘The Responsibilities and Legitimacy of Economic International Institutions’ in Justice, Legitimacy and Public International Law(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009), edited by L. Meyer, 92-122.
‘Cosmopolitanism and Justice’ in Contemporary Debates in Political Philosophy (Oxford: Blackwell, 2009) edited by T. Christiano and J. Christman, 387-407.
‘Cosmopolitanism, Culture and Well-Being’ in Nationalism and Multiculturalism in a World of Immigration (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) edited by N. Holtug, S. Laegaard & K. Lippert-Rasmussen, 21-52.
‘Global Distributive Justice and the State’, Political Studies, vol.56 no.3 (2008), 487-518.
‘Justice, Borders and the Cosmopolitan Ideal - A Reply to Two Critics’, Journal of Global Ethics, vol.3 no.2 (2007), 267-274. This is part of a symposium on Justice Beyond Borders, with two articles on it by G. Brock and M. Moore, and a reply by me.
‘Cosmopolitanism, Democracy and Distributive Justice’, The Canadian Journal of Philosophy, supplementary volume 31 (2006), 29-63.
‘Cosmopolitan Justice and Institutional Design: An Egalitarian Liberal Conception of Global Governance’, Social Theory and Practice, vol.32 no.4 (2006), 725-756.
‘Global Justice: From Theory to Practice’, Globalizations, vol.3 no.2 (2006), 121-137. Reprinted in Globalization and the Global Politics of Justice (London: Routledge, 2008) edited by B. Gills, 27-44.
‘Cosmopolitan Justice, Rights and Global Climate Change’, Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, vol.XIX no.2 (2006), 255-278.
‘Cosmopolitan Justice, Responsibility, and Global Climate Change’, Leiden Journal of International Law, vol.18 no.4 (2005), 747-775.
‘Global Interdependence and Distributive Justice’, Review of International Studies, vol.31 no.2 (2005), 389-399.
A Reply to Miller’, Political Studies, vol.50 no.5 (2002), 1013-1018;
‘Survey Article: Cosmopolitanism and the Law of Peoples’, Journal of Political Philosophy, vol.10 no.1 (2002), 95-123.
Review Article: International Distributive Justice’, Political Studies, vol.49 no.5 (2001), 974-997.
‘Cosmopolitan Justice and Equalizing Opportunities’, Metaphilosophy, vol.32 nos.1/2 (2001), 113-134.
‘Review: British Perspectives on Internationalism, Justice and Sovereignty: From the English School to Cosmopolitan Democracy’, The European Legacy, vol.6 no.2 (2001), 265-275.
‘Cosmopolitan Justice and Cultural Diversity’, Global Society, vol.14 no.4 (2000), 525-551.
‘Human Rights, Compatibility and Diverse Cultures’, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy Special Issue on ‘Global Norms, Diverse Cultures’, vol.3 no.1 (2000), 51-76.
‘Nationality, Distributive Justice and the Use of Force’, Journal of Applied Philosophy, vol.16 no.2 (1999), 123-138.
‘Self-Government and Secession: The Case of Nations’, Journal of Political Philosophy, vol.5 no.4 (1997), 351-372.
‘Human Rights and the Rights of States: Terry Nardin on Nonintervention’, International Political Science Review, vol.18 no.1 (1997), 27-38.