Globalisation is changing the way we argue about justice. Professor Nancy Fraser, New School University, shall explore the changes needed when thinking about 'justice' in a public lecture at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Tuesday 8 March.
Not so long ago, disputes about justice assumed a Keynesian-Westphalian framework. Debated within national publics, such disputes concerned relations among fellow citizens and the possibility of the redress of injustice by territorial states. But changing global circumstances call for a rethinking of this model.
Professor Fraser argues that in order to deal with this challenge to our theories of social justice:
The theory of justice must become three-dimensional, incorporating the political dimension of representation alongside the economic dimension of distribution and the cultural dimension of recognition
The political dimension of representation should be understood as encompassing three levels
These two arguments will be a paradigm shift: what the Keynesian-Westphalian frame cast as the theory of social justice must now become a theory of postwestphalian democratic justice.
Nancy Fraser is Henry A and Louise A Loeb Professor of Philosophy and Politics at the Graduate Faculty of New School University and co-editor of Constellations.
Professor David Held, LSE, will chair this event.
Re-framing Justice in a Globalising World is on Tuesday 8 March at 6.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first serve basis.
To request a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.Winterstein@lse.ac.uk
This event is part of a series of Ralph Miliband Lectures on Inequalities: dimensions and challenges. For more information on the Ralph Miliband Lectures at LSE, see The Ralph Miliband Programme
28 February 2005