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Basic Rights: Subsistence, Affluence, and U.S. Foreign Policy: 40th Anniversary Edition

Henry Shue

Abstract

Since its original publication, this book has proven increasingly influential to those working in political philosophy, human rights, global justice, and the ethics of international relations and foreign policy, particularly in debates regarding foreign policy's role in alleviating global poverty. The book asks: Which human rights ought to be the first honored and the last sacrificed? It argues that subsistence rights, along with security rights and liberty rights, serve as the ground of all other human rights. This classic work, now available in a thoroughly updated fortieth-anniversary editi ... More

Keywords: human rights, global justice, foreign policy, global poverty, subsistence rights, security rights, liberty rights, climate change

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780691202280
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691202280.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Henry Shue, author
University of Oxford