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    On Trade Justice, Power and Institutions – Some Questions for Risse and Wollner

    Suttle, Oisin (2022) On Trade Justice, Power and Institutions – Some Questions for Risse and Wollner. Moral Philosophy and Politics, 9 (1). pp. 147-171. ISSN 2194-5616

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    While Risse and Wollner make an important contribution to theorising global justice and trade, I identify certain concerns with their approach and suggest an alternative that addresses these. First, I query their emphasis on subjection to the trade regime as a morally salient feature, suggesting their argument trades on an ambiguity, and fails to connect the trade regime, as a trigger, with their preferred account of trade-justice-as-non-exploitation. Second, I examine their treatment of the WTO, how they understand international organisations as inheritors of states’ obligations, and how far an organisation like the WTO can or should be self-consciously reoriented towards justice-as-non-exploitation. Third, I ask how their account is distinct from existing approaches, and whether it makes sense to apply the same conception of justice across diverse agents and institutions. I conclude by sketching an alternative approach, which makes the justification of states’ policies to outsiders the central problem of trade justice.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: trade; justice; WTO; power; institutions; coercion; equality;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Law
    Item ID: 18539
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    Depositing User: Oisin Suttle
    Date Deposited: 17 May 2024 11:03
    Journal or Publication Title: Moral Philosophy and Politics
    Publisher: Proquest
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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