March 1, 2011 - August 31, 2011
Eyal Benvenisti (Tel Aviv University)
Yitzhak Benbajo (Bar-Ilan University)
Similarly, the growing interdependence among states introduces an entire set of concerns regarding global distributive justice, whereas the histories of relationships among states (colonialism, wars, secessions, etc.) suggest concerns regarding global corrective justice. These questions focus on the duties of affluent states to aid poor countries and refugees, the duties of colonial states to compensate their former colonies, the just treatment of statelessness and the just distribution of cultural rights, citizenship, residency, wealth, and the world's natural resources. These ample practical applications of global justice are what make it one of the most viable and increasingly important subfields of political philosophy.
Some of the most fundamental themes of global justice have been widely discussed in the context of just war theory.
The research group will study three areas:
(1) The morality of the laws of war, with special attention to the institutional arrangements recommended by the statist and the cosmopolitan competing theories of just wars
(2) The statist and cosmopolitan theories of global justice, mainly distributive, but also corrective
(3) How debates between statists and cosmopolitans in these two fields -- international justice and just war theory -- are related, and how morality and the laws of war are implemented in the different conceptions of international justice.