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date: 19 January 2022

p. 1127. Nations, states, and global justicelocked

p. 1127. Nations, states, and global justicelocked

  • David Miller


‘Nations, states, and global justice’ asks whether the political units we are most familiar with — nation-states — have now outlived their usefulness, and whether politics should now be seen as something that takes place on an international or even global scale. It examines the alternatives to the nation-state, such as Cosmopolitanism, and asks what a world government might be like and whether global justice could be achieved. It argues that being denied the opportunity for self-determination is a serious loss, since people need to feel in control of their own destiny. Even liberal societies attach great value to national self-determination, only relinquishing their rights of sovereignty with great reluctance.

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