In W. M. Speelman (ed.), Poverty as Problem and as Path. Münster/New York: Aschendorff. pp. 71-82 (2017)

Jos Philips
Utrecht University
This chapter outlines and defends a number of key conceptual choices with regard to poverty: poverty is regarded as material; as related to a lack of real freedoms; as involuntary; as multidimensional; as objective; and as in important respects absolute, yet time-relative. The chapter also considers the resulting links between poverty on the one hand and justice and human rights on the other.
Keywords poverty  human rights  justice  concept of poverty
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