Justice and the Global Economy: Three Competing Schools of Thought

Ethan Kapstein poses the question of what economic “justice” actually means in today’s increasingly interconnected world. He compares the views held by the three predominant contemporary schools of thought on globalisation issues – the communitarians, the liberal internationalists and the cosmopolitans – and offers evidence either supporting or undermining their different positions.

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The Corporate Ethics Crusade

Today, in the second era of global capitalism, there is a sharper focus on the social and environmental consequences of the operations of large corporations. Unlike the first era when the backlash against big corporations ushered in the development of governmental regulatory bodies, now a kind of ragtag group is springing up to influence corporate behaviour. But despite the positive successes of some crusades, Professor … [ Read more ]