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Cosmopolitanism and the idea of justice

Author Affiliations

  • 1Centre for Political Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 6, Issue (9), Pages 62-66, September,14 (2017)


The present article discusses Cosmopolitanism and the Idea of justice at the Global level. An attempt is made here to argue that justice at Global level is not the same as justice in the given society essentially due to the difference in the Institutional capacities of both National as well as International Organizations. The ineffectiveness of International organizations has been due to various reasons like lack of accountability and accessibility of these institutions towards the people they serve, as well as the inherent rationale of existence of these institutions is to serve the rich and wealthy nations of the world. In effect the mechanism proposed by the institutional cosmopolitanism is standing on weak ground because if inequality runs deep in the International Organizations then justice at Global level will never be a reality.


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