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Poverty alleviation, global justice, and the real world

Brown, Chris ORCID: 0000-0003-3478-7246 (2017) Poverty alleviation, global justice, and the real world. Ethics and International Affairs, 31 (3). pp. 357-365. ISSN 0892-6794

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Identification Number: 10.1017/S0892679417000247


For nearly half a century, political theorists have wrestled with the problem of globalsocial justice, producing evermore elaborate and analytically sophisticated models,but without engaging significantly with, or materially influencing, real-world politics. Responding to Global Poverty: Harm, Responsibility, and Agency summarizes this discourse very effectively, but without transcending its limits. The actual causes of global poverty are barely touched upon, and the “agency” in the subtitle of the book is almost exclusively that of the affluent world. The impression remains that those seeking answers to the problem of global poverty would be well advised to look elsewhere than towards analytical political theory.

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Additional Information: © 2017 Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
Divisions: International Relations
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2017 10:25
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 02:35

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