‘Women and Global Injustice: Institutionalism, Capabilities, or Care?

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This chapter involves a critical examination of three rival theories of global justice. The three accounts I consider are Thomas Pogge’s global institutionalism, a global ethics of care, and Martha Nussbaum’s capabilities approach. The chapter has two main objectives. The general aim of this investigation is to demonstrate how approaching the issue of global injustice from an analytic feminist perspective enables us to critically evaluate existing theoretical frameworks and more adequately determine their success or failure. The second more substantive aim of the chapter is to show that some version of the capabilities approach is to be preferred over both global institutionalism and an ethics of care. I conclude, however, by noting that the ultimate success of capability theories depends on their ability to respond to a number of pressing objections.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Bloomsbury Companion to Analytic Feminism
EditorsPieranna Garavaso
Number of pages530
ISBN (Print)1474297781, 978-1474297783
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jan 2018


  • global justice
  • gender
  • capabilities approach
  • ethics of care
  • institutionalism
  • poverty
  • analytic feminism

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