Realizing global justice: Theory and practice


  • Melina Duarte
  • Tor Ivar Hanstad



Recently, philosophers and political theorists who defend a more practical or realistic approach to the issue of global justice have challenged the purely theoretical approaches. Nevertheless, the debate can be regarded as excessively restricted to the discussion about policies and institutions neglecting the non-contingent dimensions of the problem. In principle, both positions, theoretical and practical, may be understood as diverging from each other. However, abstract and concrete demands of justice can also be complementary to each other. Thus, in this special issue of Etikk i Praksis we propose to explore the points of convergence and divergence between the theoretical and the practical approaches to global justice. We encourage submissions: (1) arguing for or against the theoretical approach; (2) arguing for or against the practical approach; (3) exploring or rejecting the possibility of convergence between them.


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Duarte, M., & Hanstad, T. I. (2016). Realizing global justice: Theory and practice. Etikk I Praksis - Nordic Journal of Applied Ethics, 10(2), 1-10.



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