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Each year, millions of people die from poverty-related causes. In this groundbreaking and thought-provoking book, Gwilym David Blunt argues that the only people who will end this injustice are its victims, and that the global poor have the right to resist the causes of poverty. He explores how the right of resistance is used to reframe urgent political questions: is illegal immigration a form of resistance? Can transnational social movements, such as the indigenous rights movement, provide the foundations for civil resistance to global poverty? If peaceful resistance fails, is armed struggle justified? Do people living in affluent states have a responsibility to help even if it requires them to break the law? Giving clear historical examples and engaging with fields including philosophy, international law, history, and international political studies, this volume addresses real-world issues from terrorism to activism. It will be important for anyone interested in applied philosophy and global injustice.Read more
- Breaks new ground by focusing on the rights of those living in poverty and injustice rather than on the affluent
- Gives clear historical examples and avoids abstract theorising, making the book accessible and practical
- Uses political philosophy to address issues such as illegal immigration, terrorism, and activism
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'There is no doubt that this is a valuable and original contribution to the literature on global justice and resistance to injustice. It is impressive not only in its philosophical sophistication but also in respect to the large historical and empirical literature on which it draws.' Jon Mandle, State University of New York, Albany
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- Publication planned for: March 2020
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9781108480123
- dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
- availability: Not yet published - available from March 2020
Table of Contents
Introduction: an unavoidable gaze
1. Global poverty, justice, and intransigent non-compliance
2. The right to resistance
3. Does global poverty trigger the right to resistance?
4. Illegal immigration as resistance to global poverty
5. Transnational social movements, solidarity, and resistance
6. Redistributive war as resistance
7. Armed struggle and global poverty
8. Duties of resistance
Conclusion: an inescapable choice.
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