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CROP Poverty Brief: The Global Poverty Debate

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Introduction

"In the last twenty-five years, Western philosophers have invested a great deal of energy
on global poverty and have expressed concern that regions in the Global South suffer
from debilitating deprivation. They have suggested that obligations to the global poor
transcend national boundaries, and they have formulated normative obligations to the
distant needy (Beitz: 1979, 2000, Caney: 2005, Moellendorf: 2002, Pogge: 2002). This debate
has not gone uncontested for a number of reasons."

What has "gone missing" in the global poverty debate? How specifically, in those debates, have the poor been excluded, and what is the relation between poverty and inequality?

Read full poverty brief here: http://www.crop.org/viewfile.aspx?id=886

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