Global Economic Justice

Dozenten-innen: Roser Dominic
Kursus: Master
Art der Unterrichtseinheit: Vorlesung
ECTS: 4.5
Sprache-n: Englisch
Semester: SP-2024

This course covers questions of justice that arise in the global economy. The first two sessions introduce the necessary philosophical tools. The subsequent sessions cover topics such as tax competition, free trade, the global and intergenerational distribution of the costs of climate change, poverty eradication, democratic control of global economic institutions, remittances, etc. For most of the sessions a short essay has to be submitted which criticizes the reading of the respective week. The sessions consists of a mix of discussions and lecture-style inputs.    


The course has two sets of goals:
1. Discussing and finding answers to pressing ethical issues that face policymakers, citizens, and business people in the global economy.
2. Knowledge of theories of justice, particularly in their extension to global and long-term questions.


Caney, Simon. Justice Beyond Borders: A Global Political Theory. Oxford University Press, 2006.

Fleurbaey, Marc, "Normative Economics and Economic Justice", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2022 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), [link]