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Microfinance, rights and global justice

Author: Tom Sorell; Luis Cabrera
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Microfinance - the practice of providing small loans to promote entrepreneurial activity among those with few financial assets - is increasingly seen as a sustainable means of aiding the global poor. Perhaps its most influential advocate, Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus, has claimed that there is a human right to microfinance, given its potential for poverty alleviation. This book directs critical philosophical  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
Sorell, Tom. Microfinance, Rights and Global Justice
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Sorell; Luis Cabrera
ISBN: 9781316275634 1316275639 9781316398869 1316398862 1107110971 9781107110977 9781316398326 1316398323 1316400522 9781316400524 1316399982 9781316399989 1107527759 9781107527751 1316397246 9781316397244 1316399443 9781316399446
OCLC Number: 917009143
Notes: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 07 Aug 2015).
Description: 1 online resource (212 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
microfinance, rights and global justice --
Credit is not a right --
Is there a human right to microfinance? --
Financial inclusion, education, and human rights --
Microfinance, non-ideal theory, and global distributive justice --
Microfinance, poverty relief, and political justice --
Is exploitation permissible in microcredit? --
What's wrong with exorbitant interest rates on microloans? --
Tensions between financial and organisational sustainability: the problematic case of group-based microfinance and possible ways forward --
Freedom and credit.
Other Titles: Microfinance, rights & global justice
Responsibility: edited by Tom Sorell, Luis Cabrera.


Microfinance in the form of small loans to promote entrepreneurial activity is increasingly seen as a sustainable means of aiding the global poor. This book examines the ethical issues arising from  Read more...


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'Discussed in this volume are important moral issues arising with the spread of microfinance as a poverty alleviation tool. The authors debate whether there is a human right to microfinance and, if Read more...

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