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Institutional implications of global justice as impartiality: Cosmopolitan democracy

Van Den Anker, Christien


Christien Van Den Anker


This article develops an argument on the type of implications a theory of global justice as impartiality would generate for global institutions. The main conclusion is that a theory of citizenship including political obligations towards fellow citizens could be used as a basis for a theory of global citizenship with duties towards fellow human beings. The article ends with a sketch of improvements to existing institutions like the United Nations and the Human rights doctrine, especially the inclusion of the aim of democracy in international law.


Van Den Anker, C. (2006). Institutional implications of global justice as impartiality: Cosmopolitan democracy. Global Society, 20(3), 267-285.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jul 1, 2006
Journal Global Society
Print ISSN 1360-0826
Electronic ISSN 1469-798X
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 20
Issue 3
Pages 267-285
Keywords global justice, impartiality, cosmopolitan, democracy, cosmopolitanism, human rights
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Additional Information Additional Information : This article is part of a special issue on Cosmopolitan Institutions, edited by Christien Van den Anker