'Throughout a long, intricate and often ingenious argument, Jones steers his preferred version of cosmopolitanism through the many thickets and marshes of current philosophical debate... The chosen construction has the advantage of delivering relatively self-contained discussions of each topic, making this book potentially useful as an academic text.' -Ethics
'A well-argued and effective defence of a plausible, though demanding, position about our duties of justice in global society.' -Canadian Journal of Political Science
'Charles Jones provides the best overview of the Anglo-American version of this debate currently available; he sets out all the main positions with great clarity, and develops his own ideas... this is a very fine book... an excellent book, and one that Oxford ought to get into paperback as quickly as possible because there is strong student demand for an overview of this kind.' -Journal of International Studies
'An important contribution to the literature... Exciting new arguments concerning the structure of rights based theories and the problems... a scholarly and insightful argument.' -Political StudiesWhat obligation do the world's wealthy people have to ensure that the world's poor achieve a quality of life that is recognisably human? This is the fundamental question of international distributive justice. The author comprehensively outlines and analyses the core moral perspectives in these debates and concludes with a strong defence of basic human rights.