Neoliberalism Versus Distributional Autonomy: The Skipped Step in Rawls's The Law of Peoples
Canadian Journal of Philosophy
Debates about global distributive justice focus on the gulf between the wealthy North and the impoverished South, rather than on issues arising between liberal democracies. A review of John Rawls’s approach to international justice discloses a step Rawls skipped in his extension of his original-position procedure. The skipped step is where a need for the distributional autonomy of sovereign liberal states reveals itself. Neoliberalism denies the possibility and the desirability of distributional autonomy. A complete Rawlsian account of global justice shows the necessity and possibility of a charter between liberal states, assuring each a proper minimum degree of distributional autonomy
William A. Edmundson, Neoliberalism Versus Distributional Autonomy: The Skipped Step in Rawls's The Law of Peoples, 49 Canadian J. Phil. 169 (2019).
Institutional Repository Citation
Edmundson, William A. and Schrepfer, Matthew R., "Neoliberalism Versus Distributional Autonomy: The Skipped Step in Rawls's The Law of Peoples" (2019). Faculty Publications By Year. 2749.