Liberal global justice and social science

Shmuel Nili*

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My aim in this article is to ask how both the findings and the limitations of social science should inform the debate on global economic justice among liberal political philosophers. More specifically, I make three claims. First, I show that social science research casts doubt on key premises of important liberal global justice theories. However, second, I also suggest that empirical questions pivotal to these theories bring to the fore important limitations inherent to social science work on global issues. These limitations lead me to argue, third, that new normative concerns should feature in liberal discussions about global reform.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)136-155
Number of pages20
JournalReview of International Studies
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 20 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Political Science and International Relations


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