Justice, morality and power in the global context


  • Reiner Forst Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universidad




global justice, human rights, poverty, dominance


Throught this reflection on the theories of Global Justice, the author introduces a normative basis for Realist and Critical Theory. He considers that certain moral proposals about the problems of severe poverty and underdevelopment are lacking in normative foundations which they need to focus on. This is so since they consider institutional, economical, and political realities of injustices in a global context The author introduces the rational principle of justification in order to establish the normative basis ofa Realist and Critical Theory.

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Author Biography

Reiner Forst, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universidad

Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universidad de Frankfurt am Main. Alemania


Pogge Thomas. World Poverty and Humans Rights. Cambridge, Polity Press, 2002.

Forst Reiner. "Das Grundlege Recht auf Rechtfertigung. Zu einer konstruktivistischen Konzeption von Menschenrechten”, en: Hauke Brunkhorst, Wolfgang R. Köhler und Mathias Lutz-Bachmann. Recht auf Menschenrechte. Menschenrechte, Demokratie und internationale Politik. Frankfurt am Main, Suhrkamp, 1999, pp. 66-105.

____________ . “El derecho básico a la justificación: hacia una concepción constructivista de los derechos humanos”, en: Estudios Politicos, No. 26, 2005, pp. 27-59.

Forst Reiner, "Zu einer kritischen Theorie transnationaler Gerechtigkeit", en: SchmOcker R., Steinvorth U. (eds). Gerechtigkeit und Politik. Philosophische Perspektiven. Akademie Verlag, 2001, pp. 215-232.



How to Cite

Forst, R. (2006). Justice, morality and power in the global context. Estudios De Filosofía, (33), 9–18. https://doi.org/10.17533/udea.ef.12819



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