World Poverty and Human Rights Cosmopolitan Responsibilities and Reforms

ISBN-10: 0745629954

ISBN-13: 9780745629957

Edition: 2002

Authors: Thomas Pogge
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Description: Thomas Pogge tries to explain the attitude of affluent populations to world poverty. One or two per cent of the wealth of the richer nations could help in eradicating much of the poverty and Pogge presents a powerful moral argument.

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Book details

List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 11/8/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 284
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Introduction
Some Cautions About Our Moral Judgements
Four Easy Reasons to Ignore World Poverty
Defending Our Acquiescence in World Poverty
Does Our New Global Economic Order Really Not Harm the Poor?
Responsibilities and Reforms
Human Flourishing and Universal Justice
Introduction
Social Justice
Paternalism
Justice in First Approximation
Essential Refinements
Human Rights
Specification of Human Rights and Responsibilities for their Realization
Conclusion
How Should Human Rights be Conceived?
Introduction
From Natural Law to Rights
From Natural Rights to Human Rights
Official Disrespect
The Libertarian Critique of Social and Economic Rights
The Critique of Social and Economic Rights as 'Manifesto Rights'
Disputes about Kinds of Human Rights
Loopholes in Moralities
Introduction
Types of Incentives
Loopholes
Social Arrangements
Case 1: The Converted Apartment Building
Case 2: The Homelands Policy of White South Africa
An Objection
Strengthening
Fictional Histories
Puzzles of Equivalence
Conclusion
Moral Universalism and Global Economic Justice
Introduction
Moral Universalism
Our Moral Assessment of National and Global Economic Orders
Some Factual Background about the Global Economic Order
The Extent of World Poverty
The Extent of Global Inequality
Trends in World Poverty and Inequality
Conceptions of National and Global Economic Justice Contrasted
Moral Universalism and David Miller's Contextualism
Contextualist Moral Universalism and John Rawls's Moral Conception
Rationalizing Divergent Moral Conceptions Through a Double Standard
Rationalizing Divergent Moral Conceptions Without a Double Standard
The Causal Role of Global Institutions in the Persistence of Severe Poverty
Conclusion
The Bounds of Nationalism
Introduction
Common Nationalism - Priority for the Interests of Compatriots
Lofty Nationalism - The Justice-for-Compatriots Priority
Explanatory Nationalism - The Deep Significance of National Borders
Conclusion
Achieving Democracy
cIntroduction
cThe Structure of the Problem Faced by Fledgling Democracies
cReducing the Expected Rewards of Coups d'Etat
cUndermining the Borrowing Privilege of Authoritarian Predators
The Criterial Problem
The Tit-For-Tat Problem
The Establishment Problem
Synthesis
Undermining the Resource Privilege of Authoritarian Predators
Conclusion
Cosmopolitanism and Sovereignty
Introduction
Institutional Cosmopolitanism Based on Human Rights
The Idea of State Sovereignty
Some Main Reasons for a Vertical Dispersal of Sovereignty
Peace and Security
Reducing Oppression
Global Economic Justice
Ecology/Democracy
The Shaping and Reshaping of Political Units
Conclusion
Eradicating Systemic Poverty: Brief for a Global Resources Dividend
Introduction
Radical Inequality and Our Responsibility
Three Grounds of Injustice
The Effects of Shared Social Institutions
Uncompensated Exclusion from the Use of Natural Resources
The Effects of a Common and Violent History
A Moderate Proposal
The Moral Argument for the Proposed Reform
Is the Reform Proposal Realistic?
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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