By Julian CulpAbstract:
This article presents four models of global distributive justice: Globalism, Statism, Internationalism and Transnationalism. All of these models share the liberal-egalitarian premise that all human beings possess equal moral worth. Globalism defends the global validity of egalitarian principles of distributive justice. Statism denies this and holds that a threshold level of sufficiency is all that global distributive justice requires. Internationalism argues for distinct sets of principles of distributive justice that should regulate interactions among societies. Finally, Transnationalism claims that there is a plurality of contexts of distributive justice within and beyond the state, and that each of these contexts gives rise to separate principles of distributive justice.