Unit 7: Final Considerations: Are Global and Justice Compatible In Theory and Practice?
Having thoroughly examined a wide range of issues pertaining to global justice, you will now return to one of the most contentious debates regarding applied global justice. Often referred to as the western-non-western debate, these two apparently competing sets of perspectives emphasize both the theoretical and practical questions of global justice.
Therefore, this final unit reconsiders this discourse with a particular emphasis on the question posed at the outset of the course. To what degree, if at all, should individuals or states desire convergence upon a set of abstract principles, consequent norms, and their application? Further, should such a convergence (whether required, coerced, or encouraged) occur at the expense of particular cultures, traditions, or identities?
Completing this unit should take you approximately 4 hours.
7.1: Revisiting the Western/Non-Western Discourse
7.2: The Compatibility of 'Global' and 'Justice'