Discussion Questions

  1. What should we expect of global governance institutions, such as the United Nations?

  2. By what standard can international institutions claim to be legitimate? Can and should they be democratic?

  3. In what circumstances and to what extent may such institutions interfere with the domestic affairs of states? What roles can global actors and cosmopolitan norms claim in reshaping domestic political structures?

  4. To what extent should liberal peoples tolerate diverse practices abroad? And at what point does toleration endanger the rights of women or minorities?

  5. What, if anything, justifies differential treatment of citizens and noncitizens?

  6. Do states have a right to control immigration, or are they morally obliged to admit those who seek to enter?

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