Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
x, 321 pages ; 24 cm
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Thelegitimacy of global governance institutions /Allen Buchanan and Robert O. Keohane Institutionalising global demoi-cracy /Samantha Besson Theresponsibilities and legitimacy of economic international institutions /Simon Caney Do international organisations play favourites? : an impartialist account /Steven R. Ratner 'Victors' justice?' : historic injustice and the legitimacy of international law /Daniel Butt International law and global justice /Peter Koller Global justice : some problems of a cosmoplitan account Herlinde /Pauer-Studer Theresponsibility to protect human rights /David Miller Thethreat of violence and of new military force as a challenge to international public law /Matthias Lutz-Bachmann Forcing a people to be free /Arthur Applbaum.
"Do states or individuals stand under duties of international justice to people who live elsewhere and to other states? How are we to assess the legitimacy of international institutions such as the International Monetary Fund and the United Nations Security Council? Should we support reforms of international institutions and how should we go about assessing alternative proposals of such reforms? The book brings together leading scholars of public international law, jurisprudence and international relations, political philosophers and political theorists to explore the central notions of international legitimacy and global justice. The essays examine how these notions are related and how understanding the relationships will help us comparatively assess the validity of proposals for the reform of international institutions and public international law"--Provided by publisher. "In this introduction, we attempt to elucidate three theoretical perspectives that are helpful in framing the contributions to this volume. In the course of this elucidation we also attempt to indicate some important problems that the debate currently faces. We do this through discussions of international legitimacy, international justice and the relations between ideal and non-ideal theory"--Provided by publisher.
"Most chapters in this volume were first presented at a symposium held at the University of Bern in December 2006"--P. ix.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.