Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews This book is a terrific contribution to the literature on global justice. In fact, it is one of the most exciting contributions to the field in recent years. Lea Ypi offers a fresh defense of global egalitarianism, embeds that defense in a penetrating discussion of philosophical method and proposes an intriguing account of the connection between political theory and practice. She makes illuminating use of historical material and draws rewarding analogies to debates in the philosophy of science and aesthetics. This book takes political philosophy as the culturally and intellectually interconnected enterprise that it should be.
Lea Ypi is Associate Professor in Political Theory at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Adjunct Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Australian National University. She is the author of Global Justice and Avant-Garde Political Agency (OUP, 2012), the co-author of The Meaning of Partisanship (with Jonathan White, OUP, 2016), and co-editor of Kant and Colonialism (with Katrin Flikschuh, OUP, 2014), and Migration in Political Theory (with Sarah Fine, OUP, 2016). Her articles have appeared in a wide range of journals, including Philosophy and Public Affairs, The American Political Science Review, Political Theory, and the Journal of Political Philosophy. She co-edits the Journal of Political Philosophy.
PART I: ON HISTORY AND METHOD ; PART II: DEFENDING THE STATE, DEFENDING COSMOPOLITANISM ; PART III: STATIST COSMOPOLITANISM