International Economic Justice

Debra Satz

in The Oxford Handbook of Practical Ethics

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9780199284238
Published online September 2009 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy

 International Economic Justice

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The magnitude of economic inequalities between nations raises a number of crucial questions. Some of these questions are empirical. What best explains the origins and persistence of such enormous disparities between countries? What measures, if any, are available to alleviate the material inequalities between nations? To what extent are the sources of these inequalities rooted in conditions beyond any single nation's control? This article explores the philosophical issues posed by international economic inequalities, but it begins by sketching out some of the empirical controversies that bear on these issues.

Keywords: economic justice; economic inequalities; disparities; inequalities between nations; international economic inequalities; empirical controversies

Article.  10934 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Moral Philosophy

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