Justice and Foreign Policy

2015.06.09 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michael Blake, Justice and Foreign Policy, Oxford University Press, 2013, 135pp., $49.99 (hbk), ISBN 9780199552009. Reviewed
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2015.06.09 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michael Blake, Justice and Foreign Policy, Oxford University Press, 2013, 135pp., $49.99 (hbk), ISBN 9780199552009. Reviewed by Cindy Holder, University of Victoria Michael Blake's ambitious, thought-provoking book engages with some of the most basic issues in global justice. The Preface poses the question: May those responsible for the foreign policy of a liberal state use their power to promote liberal democracy in other states? Blake's ultimate answer to this question is, "Yes, but not in the way or for the reasons that you might think." Some of his arguments work, some don't. Along the way the reader is treated to a series of frank, valuable insights about the limitations of existing frameworks and the potential for a different set of departure points in approaches to global justice. The book is divided into five chapters. The first begins with a very simple premise: that insofar as justification of... . . .

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