What I will argue in the bulk of the paper is that whether or not the rule of law implies ethical cosmopolitanism depends: it depends on how we understand or interpret the legalistic sense of justice that law and the rule of law seemingly require. The virtue that we sometimes call legal justice, and the correlative meaning of the rule of law to which it is yoked, can plausibly be subjected to a range of different interpretations, each resting on quite different understandings of the point of law and of what the individual law is meant to protect. Some of these interpretations do, but some don't, imply some version of cosmopolitanism.
19 Quinnipiac L. Rev. 259-292 (2000)
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West, Robin, "Is the Rule of Law Cosmopolitan?" (2000). Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works. Paper 284.