Ethics of Assistance Morality and the Distant Needy

ISBN-10: 0521527422
ISBN-13: 9780521527422
Edition: 2004
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Book details

List price: $50.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/8/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 308
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

The essays in this volume present the latest beliefs of some leading contemporary moral and political philosophers on the issue of assisting the foreign poor. Topics focus around the themes of political responsibility of governments of affluent countries to relieve poverty abroad and the personal responsibility of individuals to assist the distant needy. This timely volume will interest scholars in ethics, political philosophy, political theory, international law and development economics, as well as policy makers, aid agency workers, and general readers interested in the topics.

Preface
Introduction
The Ethics of Distance
Outsiders: our obligation to those beyond our borders
Moral limits on the demands of beneficence
The new problem of distance in morality
Absence and the unfond heart: why people are less giving than they might be
Communities and Obligations
Moral closeness and world community
National responsibility and international justice
The Law of Peoples
Women and theories of global justice: our need for new paradigms
Human rights as foreign policy imperatives
Human rights and the law of peoples
Rights, Responsibilities and Institutional Reforms
Thickening convergence: human rights and cultural diversity
Global justice: whose obligations?
'Assisting' the global poor

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