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Summer 2012 (Issue 26.2)

Summer 2012 (Issue 26.2)

| July 12, 2012
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This special issue, guest edited by Thomas Pogge and Luis Cabrera, features a series of articles from an expert symposium of Academics Stand Against Poverty, a new initiative devoted to employing academic knowledge and influence to combat poverty worldwide. Contributors include Thomas Pogge and Luis Cabrera, Simon Caney, Roger C. Riddell, Martin Kirk, and Keith Horton.

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Outreach, Impact, Collaboration: Why Academics Should Join to Stand Against Poverty

Outreach, Impact, Collaboration: Why Academics Should Join to Stand Against Poverty

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BY THOMAS POGGE AND LUIS CABRERA. What contributions can be made by academics to combat poverty?

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Navigating Between Extremes: Academics Helping to Eradicate Global Poverty

| July 12, 2012
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This article attempts to extract what we know and have learned about how best to accelerate the process of reducing extreme poverty, including what does not work; how academics from outside the professional development community might effectively contribute to the faster or more effective eradication of global poverty; and the types of antipoverty organizations that concerned individuals might support.

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Addressing Poverty and Climate Change: The Varieties of Social Engagement

| July 12, 2012
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In this article I propose to explore two issues. The first concerns what kinds of contributions academics can make to reducing poverty. I argue that academics can contribute in a number of ways, and I seek to spell out the diversity of the options available. My second aim is to outline some norms that should inform any academic involvement in activities that seek to reduce poverty.

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Beyond Charity: Helping NGOs Lead a Transformative New Public Discourse on Global Poverty and Social Justice

| July 12, 2012
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This article looks at the role that Northern nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) can play in engaging domestic publics in efforts to eradicate mass global poverty. There is increasing evidence that the current knowledge and techniques may be leading NGOs to do more harm than good.

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How Academics Can Help People Make Better Decisions Concerning Global Poverty

| July 12, 2012
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In this essay I focus mainly on one decision one group of decision-makers faces—concerning whether to give money to NGOs working to combat global poverty—highlighting some of the key issues and discussing the academic input on those issues.

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Global Poverty and the Limits of Academic Expertise

| July 12, 2012
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Academics are not a natural kind. They have varied expertise and aims, and most have no expertise that is particularly relevant to problems of poverty and development.

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<i>Hegemony in International Society</i> by Ian Clark

Hegemony in International Society by Ian Clark

| July 12, 2012
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This book is the third in a series in which Ian Clark has applied the concept of legitimacy to the English School’s way of thinking about both international society (the society of states) and world society (global civil society mainly in the form of nonstate actors) .By bringing legitimacy to bear, Ian Clark has opened up a new and debate-changing way of looking at hegemony.

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