By Pablo De Greiff, Ciaran P. Cronin
If globalization is to be a profit and never a burden to humankind, it needs to be ruled through international associations which are perceived through everybody to be democratic and simply. yet sooner than we will be able to create such associations, we needs to think them, and that calls for a rethinking and extension of normative political idea. international Justice and Transnational Politics encourages and advances that paintings. The book’s first half, "Weak Universalism," comprises essays by way of Amartya Sen and Leif Wenar that provide optimistic advancements of John Rawls’s assertion of the rules a liberal polity could kind of suggest to control its relatives with different peoples. the second one half, "Strong Universalism and Transnational Commitments," comprises essays by way of Jürgen Habermas, David Luban, Martha Nussbaum, and Thomas Pogge reading the normative resources and attainable forms of cross-border commitments. within the 3rd half, "Transnational Politics and nationwide Identities," Habermas discusses the potential of a democratic political order constructing in the institutional framework of the ecu Union; Thomas McCarthy attracts on Kant to teach how cosmopolitanism may be reconciled with the legacy of nationalism; and Craig Calhoun attempts to retrieve a good element of the culture of nationalism, particularly that it offers huge populations with a strong method of imagining political group throughout house and time.