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    Three Models of Global Community
    The Journal of Ethics 9 (1-2): 201-224. 2005.
    Debates about global justice tend to assume normative models of global community without justifying them explicitly. These models are divided between those that advocate a borderless world and those that emphasize the self-sufficiency of smaller political communities. In the first case, there are conceptions of a community of trade and a community of law. In the second case, there are ideas of a community of nation-states and of a community of autonomous communities. The nation-state model, howe…Read more
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    Justice, Social not Global
    Radical Philosophy Review 22 (1): 31-58. 2019.
    In this article, I argue that justice is necessarily inapplicable to the global scale, since there is no such thing as a global society in the proper sense. I examine why this is so, and criticize two types of arguments for global justice—maximalist conceptions that argue for a robust notion of redistribution on the global scale, and minimalist conceptions that argue for a notion of redress or solidarity across borders.
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    Justice, Social not Global in advance
    Radical Philosophy Review. forthcoming.
  • A Critique of National Self-Determination
    Dissertation, City University of New York. 1995.
    This dissertation is a study of the principle of national self-determination and of the attempts that have been made to justify it in contemporary law and philosophy. Self-determination has been the primary basis for nationalist claims to sovereignty and territory over the last two centuries, but has yet to receive a philosophical critique. I maintain that there is no adequate justification of the principle. ;There are four ways in which national self-determination has recently been defended; ea…Read more
  • Radical Approaches to Global Justice: Is There a New Paradigm?
    Public Affairs Quarterly 26 (1): 45-56. 2012.
    The publication of Gillian Brock's Global Justice: A Cosmopolitan Account in 2009 and of Richard Miller's Globalizing Justice: The Ethics of Poverty and Power in 2010 have created an important occasion for reassessing the discourse about global justice that has arisen in the last decade. Above all, these books have moved the debate about what constitutes global justice in an exciting new direction by introducing important considerations previously lacking. But most essentially, these books give …Read more
  • Book reviews (review)
    with Brian Caterino
    Theory and Society 17 (4): 597-610. 1988.
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    Marx, the Young Hegelians, and the Origins of Radical Social Theory (review)
    Journal of the History of Philosophy 38 (2): 290-291. 2000.
    A new interpretation of Marx’s early development and the political dimension of Young Hegelianism. Review p/c
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    In this book Omar Dahbour examines all of the arguments that have been given for national self-determination, whether by international lawyers, moral philosophers, democratic theorists, or political communitarians
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    Self-determination and just war in kosovo
    Radical Philosophy Review 2 (1): 10-17. 1999.
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    Globalizing Democracy and Human Rights
    Social Theory and Practice 31 (4): 607-612. 2005.
    Although the focus of "Globalizing Democracy and Human Rights" is practical, Gould does not shy away from hard theoretical questions, such as the relentless debate over cultural relativism, and the relationship between terrorism and democracy
  • Marx (review)
    Journal of the History of Philosophy 38 (2): 290. 2000.
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    Advocating Sovereignty in an Age of Globalization
    Journal of Social Philosophy 37 (1): 108-126. 2006.
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    Self-Determination and Just War in Kosovo
    Radical Philosophy Review 2 (1): 10-17. 1999.
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    Is “Globalizing Democracy” Possible?
    Radical Philosophy Today 2006 255-260. 2006.
    Comparing Carol Gould’s Globalizing Democracy and Human Rights to other recent discussions of global justice, Dahbour argues that her work offers two important theoretical departures: It grounds global rights and democracy along foundationalist rather than constructivist lines; and it rejects the notion that just global institutions require the equal input of all those affected by their activities, defending instead that only those engaged in the “common activity” of institutions should particip…Read more
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    Borders, consent, and democracy
    Journal of Social Philosophy 36 (2). 2005.
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    Marx's Attempt to Leave Philosophy (review)
    Journal of the History of Philosophy 38 (1): 135-136. 2000.