Freedom From Poverty as a Human Right: Who Owes What to the Very Poor?
Edited by Thomas Pogge
- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
'Freedom From Poverty as a Human Right: Who Owes What to the Very Poor?' presents fifteen essays by leading academics about the severe poverty that today afflicts billions of human lives. The essays seek to explain why freedom from poverty is a human right and what duties this right creates for the affluent. The authors agree that there is a human right to be free from poverty and that this right is violated by the present world economy that creates severe imbalances in income and wealth among and within countries.
This publication derives from a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) philosophy programme organised in response to the first of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2000 to 'eradicate extreme poverty and hunger'.
Thomas Pogge is Professor, Columbia University Political Science Department; Professorial Fellow, Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE), Australian National University (ANU); and Research Director, Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature, University of Oslo.
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|Format||Paperback||Published||17 Aug 2007|
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