Global Distributive Justice: Why Political Philosophy Needs Political Science


Blake, Michael. “Global Distributive Justice: Why Political Philosophy Needs Political Science.” Annual Review of Political Science, 15 (2012): 121-136.

The philosophical literature on global distributive justice has become both more substantive and more rigorous in recent years. This article surveys some recent positions within that literature and notes that the differences between them often involve different views about the empirical facts underlying global wealth and poverty. This suggests that some headway might be gained in arguments about global justice by a greater engagement between political philosophy and empirical political science.

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