Scales of Justice tackles this issue. Interrogating struggles over globalization, Nancy Fraser reconstructs the theory of justice for a post-Westphalian world. Revising her widely discussed theory of redistribution and recognition, she introduces representation as a third, “political,” dimension of justice, which permits us to re-conceive scale and scope as questions of justice. Seeking to re-imagine political space for a globalizing world, she revisits the concepts of democracy, solidarity, and the public sphere; the projects of critical theory, the World Social Forum, and second-wave feminism; and the thought of Habermas, Rawls, Foucault, and Arendt.
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“In this lucid and tightly argued book, Nancy Fraser raises the question of how to think about justice when the increasing salience of transnational and subnational processes makes state-centric conceptions of social justice less tenable than they ever were. A serious engagement with questions of this kind should be at the top of the agenda of anyone concerned with social justice, regardless of whether we agree or not with Fraser’s thoughtful answers.”
Giovanni Arrighi, The Johns Hopkins University
“Combining conceptual clarity with political imagination, Nancy Fraser breaks new ground for a critical theory of justice in an era of globalization. On the basis of a comprehensive analysis of relations of injustice in three dimensions, she asks us to reconsider traditional conceptions of who owes what to whom. A much needed guide to the largely unknown territory of a just global order.”
Rainer Forst, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main
2. Reframing Justice in a Globalizing World.
3. Two Dogmas of Egalitarianism.
4. Abnormal Justice.
5. Transnationalizing the Public Sphere: On the Legitimacy and Efficacy of Public Opinion in a Postwestphalian World.
6. Mapping the Feminist Imagination: From Redistribution to Recognition to Representation.
7. From Discipline to Flexibilization? Re-reading Foucault in the Shadow of Globalization.
8. Threats to Humanity in Globalization: Arendtian Reflections on the Twenty-First Century.
9. The Politics of Framing: An Interview with Nancy Fraser (by Kate Nash and Vikki Bell).