A Bottom-up-Community Approach to Theorization of Global Justice: An Outline

Thursday, 19 July 2018: 15:45
Oral Presentation
Anuj VAKSHA, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, India
Making a theory on global justice is more than an exercise of academic adventurism or a journey of intellectual fantasy. It is still more than an industrious exercise propelled by ideological fiat. It is more than the moralistic formulation of a panacea to end all the ills and the evils of the mankind on this earth. It is a process to enunciate a framework for defining global justice as it exists and thereof explain its genesis, its manifestation, the scope of its content, its interface with similar systems and processes operating at sub-global level. The said theoretical framework of Global Justice should minimally explain the following questions,

  1. What is the genesis i.e. causation of global justice?
  2. How does global justice manifest and evolve?
  3. What is the nature of interface of global justice with similar systems and processes operating at sub-global level?
  4. How is the content of global justice determined?
  5. Global justice for whom, by whom and for what purposes?
  6. What is the normative value, if any, on which the whole edifice of global justice rests?

The present paper entitled, “A Bottom-up-community Approach to theorization of Global Justice: An Outline” seeks to formulate a theoretical framework of global justice that is based on the bottom-up-community approach. This approach does not rely on the mores of established morality or idiosyncrasies of dominant politico-economic ideologies. It examines the critical questions of global justice from the perspective of evolution of the form of justice as it is found at the simplest level of human community. It is argued that the theory of global justice based on bottom-up-community approach strengthens the systems, processes and institutions of justice at the sub-global level and together they complement each other to significantly address the contentious contemporary problems of the mankind.