Course Description

Course Name

Global Distributive Justice

Session: VGSS3120

Hours & Credits

20 Scotcat Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level


This course offers an overview of contemporary normative theories concerned with allocating benefits and burdens globally. It aims to provide participants with the skills to describe and analyse theories of global distributive justice, and use them when appraising international issues.
By the end of this course students will be able to:
- Explain the main features of the most prominent theories of global distributive justice
- Evaluate theories of global distributive justice on the grounds of their internal consistency, and consistency with empirical facts and considered moral judgments
- Apply theories of global distributive justice to assess real world problems of international allocation

*Course content subject to change