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Freedom from poverty as a human right : who owes what to the very poor?

Author: Thomas Pogge; Unesco.
Publisher: Paris : United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st pubView all editions and formats
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Collected here are fifteen essays about the severe poverty that today afflicts billions of human lives. The essays seek to explain why freedom from poverty is a human right and what duties this right creates for the affluent. This volume derives from a UNESCO philosophy program organized in response to the first of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2000: 'to  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Pogge; Unesco.
ISBN: 9789231040337 9231040332 9780199226313 0199226318 9780199226184 0199226180
OCLC Number: 77821611
Description: xiii, 406 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Severe poverty as a human rights violation / Thomas Pogge --
Poverty as a violation of human rights : inhumanity or injustice? / Tom Campbell --
The moral reality of human rights / John Tasioulas --
Inequality and poverty in global perspective / Álvaro de Vita --
Poverty as a form of oppression / Marc Fleurbaey --
Neglected injustice : poverty as a violation of social autonomy / Regina Kreide --
The duties imposed by the human right to basic necessities / Elizabeth Ashford --
Duties to fulfill the human rights of the poor / Alan Gewirth --
Extreme poverty in a wealthy world : what justice demands today / Marcelo Alegre --
Responsibility and severe poverty / Leif Wenar --
Global poverty and human rights : the case for positive duties / Simon Caney --
The right to basic resources / Stéphane Chauvier --
Poverty eradication and human rights / Arjun Sengupta --
Enforcing economic and social human rights / Osvaldo Guariglia --
The right to resistance in situations of severe deprivation / Roberto Gargarella.
Responsibility: edited by Thomas Pogge.
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