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Publication - Professor Christopher Bertram

    Realism, Moralism, Models and Institutions


    Bertram, CDI, 2016, ‘Realism, Moralism, Models and Institutions’. Journal of International Political Theory, vol 12., pp. 185-199


    This paper distinguishes between three methodologies for thinking about justice: principle-based, model-based and ‘realist’, concentrating mainly on the differences between the first two. Both model-based and realist approaches pride themselves on taking institutions seriously and argue that institutions make a fundamental difference to justice. This claim is at best not proven, and it may be possible to account for the difference that institutions make to what justice requires whilst retaining a non-institutional account of what justice is.

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