The right to survival and global justice

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Abstract

Extreme poverty and tremendous inequality are an evil of our times, but do they constitute injustice? The article discusses different types of global moral obligations and criticizes those that 1) reject obligations of justice in a global context, 2) systematically prioritize special obligations, and 3) reduce the main obligations of global justice to negative duties. Without necessarily defending global egalitarianism, it is possible to justify the redistribution of wealth in the world on the basis of a wide interpretation of the duty to help and the right to survival.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-208
JournalIdeas y Valores
Volume60
Issue number147
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011

Keywords

  • Duty to help
  • Global justice
  • Negative duties
  • Right to survival

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