GS411- Global Justice -Please register as GS400b for 2005-2006
This course examines contemporary philosophical debate about international redistribution of resources and empirical strategies for reducing world poverty. The philosophical aspect entails looking at the cosmopolitan arguments for North-South redistribution of resources and of the nationalist counter-arguments that redistribution should occur at the national level where citizens have ties that bind. The empirical dimension involves an analysis of conventional practical actions that have been taken to reduce world poverty. The practical measures include foreign, trade liberalization, the current comprehensive development framework etc. The overall goal is to integrate abstract discussions about international distributive justice with empirical approaches to development in the South.
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