chapter  11
Institutional arrangements within states
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The concerns of this book so far have been focused almost exclusively on issues of moral and political theory. We have sought to vindicate a universalist approach to moral theory in general and then to apply this approach to the generation of a theory of justice in the distribution of environmental resources among all species of organism on this planet. This theory of ecological justice has aimed to produce a case for encompassing all forms of living entity – from the ‘merely’ living to those creatures that appear to have achieved some of the elements of personhood which are most fully exemplified in the case of one species, Homo sapiens.