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Revising Sangiovanni's reciprocity-based internationalism: towards international egalitarian obligations

Heaney, Conor (2016) Revising Sangiovanni's reciprocity-based internationalism: towards international egalitarian obligations. Ethics & Global Politics, 9 (1). p. 29861. ISSN 1654-4951. E-ISSN 1654-6369. (doi:10.3402/egp.v9.29861) (KAR id:60965)

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To whom do we owe obligations of socio-economic justice? How are such obligations generated? Internationalism denotes a range of approaches to these questions. This paper examines Andrea Sangiovanni's—an internationalist—response to these questions. Sangiovanni argues that we owe egalitarian obligations only to those in the state, and that egalitarian obligations are generated through relationships of ‘reciprocity’. His is a ‘reciprocity-based internationalism’ (RBI). RBI has two components—one normative and another empirical. In this paper, I will assume the normative component, but reject its empirical component. My rejection of the empirical component has normative implications for RBI, which generate egalitarian obligations beyond the state. In other words, my revision of RBI is an argument in favour of international egalitarian obligations not generated through cosmopolitanism, but through internationalism.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.3402/egp.v9.29861
Uncontrolled keywords: Andrea Sangiovanni, internationalism, egalitarianism, Thomas Piketty, capital ownership, resource curse
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Christine Buckley
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2017 12:04 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:44 UTC
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