Benefiting from Injustice and Global Justice

Hui Jin

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    Abstract

    This thesis argues for a theory of benefiting from injustice and a
    principle of global justice, which holds that beneficiaries of certain global
    injustices have responsibility to compensate the victims. Global justice and
    benefiting from injustice are linked in that responsibility. The thesis consists
    of four main parts.

    In the first part, I discuss several kinds of theory of benefiting from
    injustice, arguing that previous attempts to answer the question whether
    beneficiaries of injustice have rectificatory responsibility to the victims are
    unsatisfactory. Based on some ideas deriving from previous theories, I
    propose a new theory to classify all cases of benefiting from injustice into
    three categories, and argue that the moral obligations of beneficiaries in
    these categories can be determined in principle. In the second part, I explore
    the possibility of global justice. Representative libertarian and cosmopolitan
    theories of global justice are carefully analyzed and disputed. Then I
    suggest a new complex conception of global justice, contending that global
    justice is possible, but only in a particular sense. The third part concerns the
    relation between local injustices and global economic interaction, and
    argues for a principle of global justice that governs some people’s
    benefiting from injustices in other countries through global economic
    interaction. I try to figure out how global economic interaction and domestic
    injustices have given rise to the particular principle of global justice through
    analyzing existing theories on global order, its assessment, global structural
    injustices, and so on, and then suggest the proper application of the
    principle. The last part is about some possible objections to and doubts
    about my ideas, and my responses to them. I argue that premises and
    assumptions of my theory are defensible, the principle about benefiting
    from global injustice is a legitimate principle of global justice, and my
    theories of injustice (rectificatory justice) are sensible in this day and age
    and should be applied to the real world.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • Charles Sturt University
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • Cohen, Daniel, Principal Supervisor
    Award date07 Nov 2016
    Place of PublicationAustralia
    Publisher
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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    Global Justice
    Injustice
    Responsibility
    Beneficiaries
    Economics
    Interaction
    Rise
    Moral Obligation
    Rectificatory Justice
    Real World
    Conception

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    Jin, H. (2016). Benefiting from Injustice and Global Justice. Australia: Charles Sturt University.
    Jin, Hui. / Benefiting from Injustice and Global Justice. Australia : Charles Sturt University, 2016. 239 p.
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    Jin, H 2016, 'Benefiting from Injustice and Global Justice', Doctor of Philosophy, Charles Sturt University, Australia.

    Benefiting from Injustice and Global Justice. / Jin, Hui.

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    Jin H. Benefiting from Injustice and Global Justice. Australia: Charles Sturt University, 2016. 239 p.