Published online by Cambridge University Press: 21 May 2021
Global justice must be deliberated rather than just analysed, asserted, and advocated. The concluding chapter recapitulates the main arguments of the book, then reflects critically on the feasibility of democratizing global justice, especially when it comes to the practical proposals for institutional design developed in earlier chapters. An important shift toward more inclusive global governance processes has occurred in recent years and this may pave the way for a more defensible global order. This shift is in contrast to the democratic retreats that have occurred in many national governments. Global governance processes, while still far from deliberative and democratic ideals, have become more inclusive and participatory over time, as we have seen in the case of the Sustainable Development Goals. Promoting global deliberative democracy would be the natural next step. The pursuit of global justice requires deliberative global democratization.