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Title The ethics of assistance : morality and the distant needy / edited by Deen K. Chatterjee
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004


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Description xi, 292 pages ; 24 cm
Series Cambridge studies in philosophy and public policy
Cambridge studies in philosophy and public policy.
Contents 1. Introduction / Deen K. Chatterjee -- 2. Outsiders : our obligations to those beyond our borders / Peter Singer -- 3. Moral limits on the demands of beneficence? / Richard J. Arneson -- 4. The new problem of distance in morality / F. M. Kamm -- 5. Absence and the unfond heart : why people are less giving than they might be / Judith Lichtenberg -- 6. Moral closeness and world community / Richard W. Miller -- 7. National responsibility and international justice / David Miller -- 8. Women and theories of global justice : our need for new paradigms / Martha Nussbaum -- 9. Human rights as foreign policy imperatives / Erin Kelly -- 10. Human rights and the law of peoples / Charles R. Beitz -- 11. Thickening convergence : human rights and cultural diversity / Henry Shue -- 12. Global justice : whose obligations? / Onora O'Neill -- 13. "Assisting" the global poor / Thomas W. Pogge
Summary As globalization has deepened worldwide economic integration, moral and political philosophers have become increasingly concerned to assess duties to help needy people in foreign countries. The essays in this volume present the latest ideas on this important topic by authors who are leading figures in these debates. At issue are both the political responsibility of governments of affluent countries to relieve poverty abroad and the personal responsibility of individuals to assist the distant needy. The wide-ranging arguments shed light on global distributive justice, human rights and their implementation, the varieties of community and the obligations they generate, and the moral relevance of distance. This provocative and timely volume will interest scholars in ethics, political philosophy, political theory, international law and development economics, as well as policy makers, aid agencies, and general readers interested in the moral dimensions of poverty and affluence
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Human rights.
Globalization -- Moral and ethical aspects.
International relations -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Economic assistance -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Developing countries.
Basic needs -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Developing countries.
Poverty -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Author Chatterjee, Deen K.
LC no. 2003055817
ISBN 0521820421
0521527422 paperback