Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law Program on Global Justice Stanford University


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Extra Rempublicam Nulla Justitia?

Journal Article

Joshua Cohen - Stanford University
Charles Sabel

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Philosophy & Public Affairs, Vol. 34 no. 2, page(s) 147-175
March 2006

In a world of rivalrous states whose peoples are connected ever more directly by globalization, Thomas Nagel has forcefully reasserted a classical thesis of early modern political thought: outside the state, Nagel argues, there is no justice. 1From this it follows, given the absence of a global state, that there can be no global justice.