What we owe to the global poor

Journal of Ethics 9 (1-2):81 - 117 (2005)
This essay defends an account of the duties to the global poor that is informed by the empirical question of what makes countries rich or poor, and that tends to be broadly in agreement with John Rawlss account in The Law of Peoples. I begin by introducing the debate about the sources of growth and explore its implications for duties towards the poor. Next I explore whether (and deny that) there are any further-reaching duties towards the poor. Finally, I ask about the moral foundations for the duties to the poor of the sort that earlier parts argue there are.
Keywords duties to the global poor  global justice  institutions  John Rawls  poverty
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Mathias Risse (2005). How Does the Global Order Harm the Poor? Philosophy and Public Affairs 33 (4):349-376.
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