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The Ethics of Global Poverty

An introduction, 1st Edition

By Scott Wisor

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The Ethics of Global Poverty offers a thorough introduction to the ethical issues surrounding global poverty. It addresses important questions such as:

  • What is poverty and how is it measured?
  • What are the causes of poverty?
  • Do wealthy individuals have a moral duty to reduce global poverty?
  • Should aid go to those who are most in need, or to those who are easiest to help?
  • Is it morally wrong to buy from sweatshops?
  • Is it morally good to provide micro-finance?

Featuring case studies throughout, this textbook is essential reading for students studying global ethics or global poverty who want an understanding of the moral issues that arise from vast inequalities of wealth and power in a highly interconnected world.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

  1. Introduction
  2. Part 1: UNDERSTANDING POVERTY

  3. What is Poverty?
  4. The Causes of Poverty
  5. The Study of Poverty
  6. Part 2: DUTIES TO ERADICATE POVERTY

  7. Duties of Humanity
  8. Duties of Justice
  9. Associative Duties
  10. Denying Duties to Eradicate Poverty
  11. Part 3: FOREIGN AID AND ITS CRITICS

  12. Aid, Critics, and Innovators
  13. Aid Allocation
  14. Part 4: INTERNATIONAL REFORM

  15. Immigration
  16. Humanitarian Intervention
  17. International Trade
  18. Part 5: APPLIED QUESTIONS

  19. Advocacy
  20. Consumption
  21. Microfinance

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

About the Author

Scott Wisor is Assistant Professor of Arts and Humanities at the Minerva Schools at KGI, USA.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHI000000
PHILOSOPHY / General