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Fighting global poverty

  • Thomas Pogge (a1)
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Many different indicators are used to monitor poverty and poverty-related deprivations. Two kinds of legitimacy worries may arise about any such indicator: one regarding its reliability as a measure of progress and another regarding the uses to which it is being put. This essay will touch upon both worries, beginning with the latter.

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International Journal of Law in Context
  • ISSN: 1744-5523
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