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On affluence and poverty: morality, motivation and practice in a global age

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This thesis looks at the failure of individual people living in affluent societies to do more to help those living in conditions of extreme poverty at the present moment. Affluent people have the capacity to assist, by contributing additional funds to aid and humanitarian organisations. Given an understanding of what is at stake, the fact that they fail to do so is both morally problematic and difficult to explain. Yet, without an understanding of the causes of inaction, it is difficult to...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St John's College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Politics and International Relations

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Supervisor
Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:13e93067-01ec-48ed-9b24-4bf6f32ce378
Local pid:
ora:11832

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