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Reconsidering European Contributions to Global Justice

Objective

GLOBUS critically assesses the EU’s impact on justice in a global system characterised by uncertainty, risk and ambiguity. GLOBUS defines a new research agenda for the study of the EU’s global role. This agenda directs attention to underlying political and structural challenges to global justice that are prior to the distributive problem, as well as to the fact that what is just is contested both by theorists and policy makers. GLOBUS provides in depth knowledge of how the EU proceeds to promote justice within the specific fields of climate change, trade, development, asylum/migration and security while also speaking to the key horizontal issues of gender and human rights within each of these fields. Rather than focusing on a single dimension GLOBUS develops three different conceptions of justice. This nuanced conceptual scheme allows GLOBUS to address the multifaceted challenge of justice, and to specify the EU’s real impact. GLOBUS takes heed of the reality of “the foreign will” through intense engagement with partners outside Europe. This provides a ‘reality check’ of the limits and potential for the EU’s future place in a multi-polar order. The three conceptions of justice as non-dominance, as impartiality and as mutual recognition all have limitations as they prioritise some challenges to global justice over others. These limitations are important in order to empirically discern inhibiting factors for global political justice– such as power, unequal competences and the prevailing ‘system of states’ – as well as in order to specify how the EU contributes to justice. In order to develop a feasible model of justice promotion, we return to theory when data is collected and revise and amend the analytical model. We further factor in the viewpoints and experience of practitioners and stakeholders, GLOBUS provides policy-relevant recommendations that take into consideration ideal requirements while at the same time not losing sight of the realities of power.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/law/human rights

Call for proposal

H2020-INT-SOCIETY-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo
Norway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 942 621,25

Participants (7)

EBERHARD KARLS UNIVERSITAET TUEBINGEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 421 500
Address
Geschwister-scholl-platz
72074 Tuebingen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 444 625
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 404 750
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND JOHANNESBURG
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 285 500
Address
Jan Smuts Avenue 1
2001 Johannesburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rua São Francisco Xavier 524
20550-013 Rio De Janeiro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
O.P. Jindal Global University
India
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Narela Road Sonepat
Haryana-131001 Haryana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Renmin University of China
China
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Zhongguancun Street 59
100872 Beijing
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments