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From the Publisher"A welcome attempt to provide an overview of the debate. Many ofthe critics actually agree with Pogge's cosmopolitan premises andconcurrently seek to refine his theory. This is a very worthwhileexercise, since both the originality of Pogge's views on worldpoverty and the severity of poverty deserve elaboration andrefinement."
"Thomas Pogge is part angry prophet, denouncing severeinjustice, and part analytic philosopher, constructing originalarguments. Jaggar's imaginatively conceived collection of criticscombines some of the best leading scholars with diverse freshvoices, yielding a variegated, vigorous and valuable debate aboutresponsibility for world poverty that carries the analysissignificantly forward."
Henry Shue, University of Oxford
"Thomas Pogge argues that extreme poverty is unjustly maintainedby institutional means, and could be ended at marginal cost. Hisclaims about the causes, remedies and injustice of the presentglobal order are powerfully criticized in this collection, and hiscritics are powerfully taken to task: necessary reading forthinking about global justice."
Onora O'Neill, University of Cambridge
"No philosopher has done more than Thomas Pogge to explain whatmakes the persistence of global poverty so grave an injustice andno other explanation has provoked such a diverse and interestingarray of responses. This very well-edited volume, containingcommissioned essays by a distinguished group of critics and apowerful reply by Pogge, is an invaluable resource for anyoneattempting to assess his work and to understand how philosophy canilluminate debates about global poverty."
Andrew Williams, ICREA and Pompeu Fabra University
"Is global poverty the result of a deeply unjust institutionalorder we have helped to impose? Are there modest and feasibleinstitutional reforms that could eradicate extreme poverty? InAllison Jaggar's fine volume Thomas Pogge's affirmative answers tothese questions receive sustained scrutiny from a distinguishedgroup of philosophers. The result is essential reading for thoseworking on justice across borders."
Paula Casal, University of Reading