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DIMITRIU, Cristian. Rawls and a Global Diference Principle. Diánoia [online]. 2011, vol.56, n.66, pp. 81-104. ISSN 0185-2450.
In this paper I will analyze John Rawls's claims against an international difference principle as presented in The Law of Peoples. I argue that these claims are inconsistent with the difference principle itself. If we accept them, then we will face the dilemma of either having to endorse this principle both in the domestic and the international domains or having to reject it completely. I also defend the view that Rawls's possible reply to this objection relies on the dubious empirical premise that countries are blameworthy for their own failure.
Keywords : global justice; law of peoples; economic equality; poverty.