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Politics as usual : what lies behind the pro-poor rhetoric

Author: Thomas W Pogge, filosofie
Publisher: Cambridge : Polity, 2010.
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Worldwide, human lives are rapidly improving. Education,health-care, technology, and political participation are becomingever more universal, empowering human beings everywhere to enjoysecurity,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas W Pogge, filosofie
ISBN: 9780745638928 0745638929 9780745638935 0745638937
OCLC Number: 609523694
Description: x, 273 p. ; 23 cm
Contents: General Introduction 1 What is global justice 1.0 Introduction 1.1 The extent of global poverty 1.2 The moral significance of global poverty 1.3 From international to global justice 1.4 Interactional and institutional moral analysis 1.5 Transnational institutional analysis 1.6 The global institutional order contributes to severe poverty 1.7 Global poverty is foreseeable and avoidable 1.8 Conclusion 2 Recognized and violated by international law: thehuman rights of the global poor 2.0 Introduction 2.1 Human rights and correlative duties 2.2 The purely domestic poverty thesis 2.3 The Panglossian view of the present global order 2.4 Is the present global order merely less beneficial than itmight be? 2.5 The present global order massively violates human rights 2.6 The promise of global institutional reform 3 The first UNMillennium Development Goal: a cause for celebration? 3.0 Introduction 3.1 Reflection one on halving world poverty 3.2 Reflection two on tracking poverty by counting the poor 3.3 Reflection three on where the line is drawn 3.4 Reflection four on relating the IPL to the global product 3.5 Concluding thoughts 4 Developing morally plausible indices ofpoverty and gender equity: a research program 4.0 Introduction 4.1 The World Bank s tracking poverty by counting peoplebelow some IPL 4.2 The problematic reliance on CPIs and PPPs 4.3 Tracking development with the HDI and gender equity with theGDI 4.4 Toward new indices of development, poverty and gender equity 5Growth and inequality: understanding recent trends and politicalchoices 5.0 Introduction 5.1 Who benefits from recent growth? 5.2 Intra-national inequality 5.3 Growth and poverty in China 5.4 Global inequality 5.5 What next 6 Dworkin, the abortion battle, and global poverty 6.0 Introduction 6.1 Dworkin s problematic reconstruction of the pro-lifeperspective 6.2 Review of the alleged inconsistencies of the pro-lifeperspective 6.3 The search for common ground 6.4 Global poverty as a competing moral priority from the pro-lifeperspective 6.5 Comparing the responsibilities for abortion and global poverty 6.6 Objections to the comparative moral priority of hunger 6.7 Conclusions 7. Making war on terrorists: reflections on harmingthe innocent 7.0 Introduction 7.1 The uses of terrorism for politicians and the media 7.2 Public support for anti-terror policies 7.3 One failure in the moral justification for terrorism 7.4 Other problems for the moral justification of terrorism 7.5 Taking morality seriously 7.6 Acting under color of morality 7.7 The measures taken in our name 7.8 How do we justify our policies? 8 Moralizing humanitarianintervention: why jurying fails and how law can work 8.0 Introduction 8.1 The amazing appeal to the Rwandan genocide 8.2 Would an intervention to stop the Rwandan genocide really havebeen illegal? 8.3 Humanitarian heroes fettered by legal niceties? 8.4 The jurying model 8.5 How to think about improving the international legal order 9Creating supranational institutions democratically: reflections onthe European Union s democratic deficit 9.0 Introduction 9.1 The Maastricht verdict of the German Constitutional Court 9.2 Why the people allegedly cannot play a role in shapingpolitical institutions 9.3 The constitutive features of the Union 9.4 Concluding remarks Bibliography
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