Defining an institution as a public system of rules that sets out positions, rights and duties, this book uses a philosophical argument to analyse the roles that social, economic and political institutions play in conditioning the justification, scope and content of principles of justice. It critically evaluates a number of positions about the role of institutions in generating requirements of distributive justice and considers their implications for the scope - global or otherwise - of justice. It then develops a novel theory about the role political and economic institutions play in determining the content of requirements of distributive justice and, in a cosmopolitan argument against statist positions, shows how they can affect the scope of application of these requirements.
Andras Miklos teaches at the Department of Philosophy and the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester. Prior to this position, he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health. He received his PhD from Central European University, and has held fellowships at the European University Institute, the University of Oxford, and the University of Oslo.
Analytical Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1. Introduction; Chapter 2. Nationalist theories of justice; Chapter 3. The political conception of justice; Chapter 4. Rawlsian justice and the Law of Peoples; Chapter 5. Rawlsian justice globalised; Chapter 6. Non-relational cosmopolitan theories; Chapter 7. Institutions and the application of principles of justice; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index