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Collective Responsibility for Severe Poverty

Brooks, Thom

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Thomas Pogge has argued powerfully for the view that states which are responsible for severe poverty collectively share this responsibility. I claim that this rough equality of collective responsibility is not compelling. Relevant states may share collective responsibility for severe poverty, but some states possess much more responsibility than others. It may prove difficulty determining precisely how much more or less responsible some states are than others. Nonetheless, Pogge’s account should be revised to recognize more clearly the inequality of contribution that relevant states have towards collective responsibility for severe poverty.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 9, 2020
Online Publication Date May 13, 2020
Publication Date Sep 1, 2020
Deposit Date Apr 9, 2020
Publicly Available Date May 13, 2022
Journal Global Policy
Print ISSN 1758-5880
Publisher Durham University
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 11
Issue 4
Pages 486-491
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