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Applied ethics and social problemsMoral questions of birth, society and death$
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Tony Fitzpatrick

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781861348609

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861348609.001.0001

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Applied ethics and social problems
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Tony Fitzpatrick

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861348609.003.0012

Several themes relating to global justice are the focus of this chapter. Specifically, it explores two issues relating to the question of how resources should be globally redistributed: whether migration and cultural diversification require a two-tiered conception of welfare entitlements, and whether domestic social justice is compatible with global distributive justice. It aims to answer the question of to what extent is global justice in tension with welfare states. Based on the assumptions presented, the author concludes that there is no inherent tension between welfare states and making large strides towards global justice. The author suggests that to promote the cause of global justice, people are better off investigating where the compatibilities and consistencies lie than indulging in anti-state welfare rhetoric.

Keywords:   global justice, migration, cultural diversification, domestic social justice, global distributive justice, welfare states

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