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The Global Order: A Case of Background Injustice?
A Practice-Dependent Account


  • I am grateful to Clara Brandi, Christine Chwaszcza, Christian Schemmel, Adam Swift, Laura Valentini, and the Editors of Philosophy & Public Affairs for their comments. The main idea of this article was inspired by the workshop “Global Justice and Social Justice: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives on the Relationship,” organized by the Global Justice Network and the Centre for the Study of Social Justice at Oxford; I am particularly grateful to Peter Dietsch and to my co-organizers, Ayelet Banai and Christian Schemmel. Earlier versions of this article were presented at the Nuffield Political Theory Workshop, the Pavia Political Philosophy Seminar, a workshop on transnational socioeconomic justice held at the European University Institute in June 2008, and the 2009 Political Studies Association General Conference. I wrote the final draft while enjoying a Max Weber Fellowship. I am grateful to the Max Weber Programme and to the European University Institute for providing great support and an exceptional research environment.