Poverty, Ethics and Justice (University of Wales Press - Political Philosophy Now) by Hennie
eBook Title: Poverty, Ethics and Justice (University of Wales Press - Political Philosophy Now)
Publisher: University of Wales Press (August 30, 2011)
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Poverty violates fundamental human values through its impact on individuals and on human environments, and it goes against the core values of democratic societies. Drawing on numerous scientific studies as well as his own experience witnessing the systematic poverty in his home country of South Africa, H. P. P. [Hennie] Lötter presents a holistic profile of poverty and its effects on human lives all the while accounting for the complexity of each individual case. He argues that shared ethical values must guide the planning and distribution of aid and that our society must reevaluate our notions of justice and reimagine the role of the state in order to enable collective human responsibility for poverty’s successful eradication.