Responding to Global Poverty: Harm, Responsibility, and Agency

2017.05.22 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Christian Barry and Gerhard Øverland, Responding to Global Poverty: Harm, Responsibility, and Agency, Cambridge University Press,
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2017.05.22 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Christian Barry and Gerhard Øverland, Responding to Global Poverty: Harm, Responsibility, and Agency, Cambridge University Press, 2016, 263pp., $99.99 (hbk), ISBN 9781107031470. Reviewed by George Pavlakos, University of Glasgow Facts of (global) poverty ground responsibility whereby people owe to one another obligations of justice. Recent controversies about the nature of our relation with those who live beyond the borders of our countries have disabled this compelling and, in many ways, robust explanation, leaving many a philosopher struggling to establish a much lower baseline for the explanation of responsibility for global poverty. If there are no (normative) facts of justice, which can explain how facts of poverty ground responsibility, some other route needs to be taken. A standard move is to divest the interaction between the poor and the affluent of any substantive normative meaning and try to work. . .

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