International Justice and the Third World: Studies in the Philosophy of Development [NOOK Book]

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International Justice and the Third World examines the conceptual and ethical issues surrounding the idea of development. The contributors forcefully contest the view that there is no such thing as justice beween societies of unequal power and no obligation to

assist poor people in distant countries. While attentive to\M and explicatory of\Mthe presuppositions adhering to development models, the book forwards liberal and Marxist approaches to universal responsibilities and ...

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International Justice and the Third World: Studies in the Philosophy of Development

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Overview

International Justice and the Third World examines the conceptual and ethical issues surrounding the idea of development. The contributors forcefully contest the view that there is no such thing as justice beween societies of unequal power and no obligation to

assist poor people in distant countries. While attentive to\M and explicatory of\Mthe presuppositions adhering to development models, the book forwards liberal and Marxist approaches to universal responsibilities and weighs their ability to manage global issues of equity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134914869
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/29/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 573 KB

Meet the Author

Robin Attfield taught philosophy at Cardiff University, Wales from 1968 to 2012. He also taught at University of Ife, Nigeria, and University of Nairobi, Kenya. His books include Ethics: An Overview (2012), Environmental Ethics (2003 and 2014) and The Ethics of the Global Environment (1999; second edition forthcoming). He and his wife have three children, and are members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Barry Wilkins taught Philosophy at Cardiff University, Wales until his retirement in 2011. Also for Routledge he contributed to Noel Timms and David Watson (eds), Philosophy in Social Work. In addition to publishing articles on various issues in social and political philosophy, he has contributed research to two series of books: The Communist International in Lenin’s Time and collected speeches and writings of Malcolm X.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
List of contributors
Introduction 1
1 Global justice, capitalism and the Third World 17
2 World poverty, justice and equality 35
3 Justice, gender and international boundaries 50
4 Marxism and universalism: group interests or a shared world? 77
5 Sustainability and the right to development 93
6 Is there a conflict between environmental protection and the development of the Third World? 117
7 Development and environmentalism 151
8 Debt and underdevelopment: the case for cancelling Third World debts 169
Bibliography 193
Index 203
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