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Building of global justice and a cosmopolitan order—Dialogue with Habermas and others

Reflecting on Habermas„ non-state concept of legally constituted world community, this essay starts with two questions of global justice: (1) Beyond state-borders, what is the associative human relationship that gives rise to the obligation of justice in the globe?; (2) How is the administration and enforcement of global laws of justice and laws of global justice possible without a world government? This essay augues that global justice purports to give due to basic human rights and rights-centered human relations among all citizens in the globe, and a cosmopolitan order of justice constitutionalizes the norm of basic human rights and rights- centered human relations among all human beings in the globe; attempts to ground global justice in elsewhere other than in rights- centered associative human relations are erroneous; without a world government, the most reasonable way to develop, administrate, and enforce global laws of justice and laws of global justice and to build a cosmopolitan order of justice, is through a two-track politics of global democracy.

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