Poverty, Agency, and Human Rights

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byDiana Tietjens Meyers

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Poverty, Agency, and Human Rights collects thirteen new essays that analyze how human agency relates to poverty and human rights respectively as well as how agency mediates issues concerning poverty and social and economic human rights. No other collection of philosophical papers focuses onthe diverse ways poverty impacts the agency of the poor, the reasons why poverty alleviation schemes should also promote the agency of beneficiaries, and the fitness of the human rights regime to secure both economic development and free agency. The book is divided into four parts. Part 1 considers the diverse meanings of poverty both from the standpoint of the poor and from that of the relatively well-off. Part 2 examines morally appropriate responses to poverty on the part of persons who are better-off and powerful institutions. Part 3identifies economic development strategies that secure the agency of the beneficiaries. Part 4 addresses the constraints poverty imposes on agency in the context of biomedical research, migration for work, and trafficking in persons.

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Poverty, Agency, and Human Rights collects thirteen new essays that analyze how human agency relates to poverty and human rights respectively as well as how agency mediates issues concerning poverty and social and economic human rights. No other collection of philosophical papers focuses onthe diverse ways poverty impacts the agency of...

Diana Tietjens Meyers is Professor Emerita of Philosophy at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. She has held the Ignacio Ellacuria Chair of Social Ethics at Loyola University, Chicago and the Laurie Chair in Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University. She works in three main areas of philosophy - philosophy of action, feminis...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:September 2, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Diana Tietjens Meyers: IntroductionPart 1: Thinking through the Meanings of Poverty1. Claudia Card: Surviving Poverty2. David Ingram: Poverty Knowledge, Coercion, and Social Rights: A Discourse Ethical Contribution to Social Epistemology3. Diana Tietjens Meyers: Rethinking Coercion for a World of Poverty and Transnational MigrationPart 2: Ethical Responses to Poverty4. Elizabeth Ashford: Responsibility for Violations of the Human Right to Subsistence5. Gillian Brock: Global Poverty, Decent Work, and Remedial Responsibilities: What the Developed World Owes to the Developing World and Wh6. Leslie P. Francis and John Francis: Trafficking in Human Beings: Partial Compliance Theory, Enforcement Failure, and Obligations to Victims7. Alison Jaggar: "Are My Hands Clean?" Responsibility for Global Gender DisparitiesPart 3: Promoting Development and Ensuring Agency8. Ann Cudd: Agency and Intervention: How (Not) to Fight Global Poverty9. Serene J. Khader: Empowerment Through Self-Subordination?: Microcredit and Women's Agency10. Amy Allen: Paradoxes of Development: Rethinking the Right to DevelopmentPart 4: Transnational Transactions and Human Rights11. Alan Wertheimer: Poverty, Voluntariness, and Consent to Participate in Research12. Anca Gheus: Children's Rights, Parental Agency and the Case for Non-coercive Responses to Care Drain13. John Christman: Human Rights and Global Wrongs: The Role of Human Rights Discourse in Responses to TraffickingIndex