World Poverty and Human Rights

ISBN-10: 074564144X

ISBN-13: 9780745641447

Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Thomas W. Pogge

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List price: $29.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 2/26/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

General Introduction
Some cautions about our moral judgments
Four easy reasons to ignore world poverty
Sophisticated defenses of our acquiescence in world poverty
Does our new global economic order really not harm the poor?
Responsibilities and reforms
Human Flourishing and Universal Justice
Social justice
Justice in first approximation
Essential refinements
Human rights
Specification of human rights and responsibilities for their realization
How Should Human Rights be Conceived?
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
Types of incentives
Social arrangements
Case 1: the converted apartment building
Case 2: the homelands policy of white South Africa
An objection
Fictional histories
Puzzles of equivalence
Moral Universalism and Global Economic Justice
Moral universalism
Our moral assessments of national and global economic orders
Some factual background about the global economic order
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 assessments through a double standard
Rationalizing divergent moral assessments without a double standard
The causal role of global institutions in the persistence of severe poverty
The Bounds of Nationalism
Common nationalism: priority for the interests of compatriots
Lofty nationalism: the justice-for-compatriots priority
Explanatory nationalism: the deep significance of national borders
Achieving Democracy
The structure of the problem faced by fledgling democracies
Reducing the expected rewards of coups d'etat
Undermining the borrowing privilege of authoritarian predators
Undermining the resource privilege of authoritarian predators
Cosmopolitanism and Sovereignty
Institutional cosmopolitanism based on human rights
The idea of state sovereignty
Some main reasons for a vertical dispersal of sovereignty
The shaping and reshaping of political units
Eradicating Systemic Poverty: Brief for a Global Resources Dividend
Radical inequality and our responsibility
Three grounds of injustice
A moderate proposal
The moral argument for the proposed reform
Is the reform proposal realistic?
Pharmaceutical Innovation: Must We Exclude the Poor?
The TRIPS Agreement and its aftermath
The argument from beneficial consequences
Toward a better way of stimulating research and development of essential medicines
Differential pricing
The public-good strategy for extending access to essential medicines
A full-pull plan for the provision of pharmaceuticals
Specifying and implementing the basic full-pull idea
Justifying the plan to affluent citizens and their representatives
Last Words
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