Politics as Usual by Thomas W. Pogge
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Politics as Usual
By Thomas W. Pogge

Politics as Usual

What Lies Behind the Pro-Poor Rhetoric

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Politics as Usual by Thomas W. Pogge

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Worldwide, human lives are rapidly improving. Education,health-care, technology, and political participation are becomingever more universal, empowering human beings everywhere to enjoysecurity, economic sufficiency, equal citizenship, and a life indignity. To be sure, there are some specially difficult areasdisfavoured by climate, geography, local diseases, unenlightenedcultures or political tyranny. Here progress is slow, and there maybe set-backs. But the affluent states and many internationalorganizations are working steadily to extend the blessings ofmodernity through trade and generous development assistance, and itwon't be long until the last pockets of severe oppression andpoverty are gone. Heavily promoted by Western governments and media, thiscomforting view of the world is widely shared, at least among theaffluent. Pogge's new book presents an alternative view: Povertyand oppression persist on a massive scale; political and economicinequalities are rising dramatically both intra-nationally andglobally. The affluent states and the international organizationsthey control knowingly contribute greatly to these evils -selfishly promoting rules and policies harmful to the poor whilehypocritically pretending to set and promote ambitious developmentgoals. Pogge's case studies include the $1/day poverty measurementexercise, the cosmetic statistics behind the first MillenniumDevelopment Goal, the War on Terror, and the proposed relaxation ofthe constraints on humanitarian intervention. A powerful moralanalysis that shows what Western states would do if they reallycared about the values they profess.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780745638928
ISBN-10: 0745638929
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 161mm x 55mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 9-Apr-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy by Thomas W. Pogge Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy, Paperback (February 2012)

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Politics as Usual by Thomas W. Pogge Politics as Usual, Paperback (April 2010)

Worldwide, human lives are rapidly improving. Education, health-care, technology, and political participation are becoming ever more universal, empowering human beings everywhere to enjoy security, economic sufficiency, equal citizenship, and a life in dignity.

World Poverty and Human Rights by Thomas W. Pogge World Poverty and Human Rights, Hardback (September 2008)

Some 2. 5 billion human beings live in severe poverty, deprived of such essentials as adequate nutrition, safe drinking water, basic sanitation, adequate shelter, literacy, and basic health care. One third of all human deaths are from poverty-related causes: 18 million annually, including over 10 million children under five.

Rights, Culture and the Law by Thomas W. Pogge Rights, Culture and the Law, Hardback (July 2003)

The volume brings together a collection of original papers on some of the main tenets of Joseph Raz's legal and political philosophy: Legal positivism and the nature of law, practical reason, authority, the value of equality, incommensurability, harm, group rights, and multiculturalism.

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Author Biography - Thomas W. Pogge

Thomas Pogge, Professor, Australian National University

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