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A Philosophical Examination of Social Justice and Child Poverty

Authors: Schweiger, G., Graf, G.

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This book is open access under a CCBY license. This book investigates child poverty from a philosophical perspective. It identifies the injustices of child poverty, relates them to the well-being of children, and discusses who has a moral responsibility to secure social justice for children. 

About the authors

Gunter Graf is a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research, where he works in the project group for 'Social Justice and Child Poverty'. He is also a Research Fellow at the International Research Centre for Social and Ethical Questions in Salzburg. He mainly works in political and social philosophy, with a focus on the capability approach and its relation to poverty and children.

Gottfried Schweiger works at the Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research at the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg, where he is the principal investigator of the project 'Social Justice and Child Poverty' funded by the Austrian Science Fund. His main areas of interest and research are social and political philosophy.


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“I hope it will be clear that Schweiger and Graf's book is full of important insights and information. It provides a comprehensive theory of child poverty with very strong implications for political practice and thereby exemplifies a very successful blend of political philosophy and social science. Moreover, it provides a fertile ground for further philosophical and social scientific debate. It is simply a must read for everyone interested in the problem of child poverty.” (Christian Neuhäuser, Ethical Perspectives, Vol. 23 (4), 2016)

“Book makes a valuable contribution to our understanding of child poverty and the resources within the Capability Approach (CA) to analyse the ways in which poverty disadvantages children. As they note, capability theorists have not, until relatively recently, devoted much attention to how the capability theory might be developed and extended to children. Schweiger and Graf helpfully explore how capability theory can be sensitive to the special vulnerabilities that children exhibit as well as to their status as developing agents.” (Colin Macleod, Ethical Perspectives, Vol. 23 (4), 2016)

“Schweiger and Graf's A Philosophical Examination of Social Justice and Child Poverty breaks new ground and fills an important gap in the literature. The book provides us with a much needed platform for further discussions about the challenges of child poverty in our world today and about how justice theorising can respond.” (Krushil Watene, Ethical Perspectives, Vol. 23 (4), 2016)


Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction: Philosophy and Child Poverty

    Schweiger, Gottfried (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Social Justice for Children — A Capability Approach

    Schweiger, Gottfried (et al.)

    Pages 15-66

  • The Injustice of Child Poverty

    Schweiger, Gottfried (et al.)

    Pages 67-117

  • Responsibilities for Children in Poverty

    Schweiger, Gottfried (et al.)

    Pages 118-161

  • Advancing Our Approach to Global Justice for Children

    Schweiger, Gottfried (et al.)

    Pages 162-175

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Philosophical Examination of Social Justice and Child Poverty
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-42602-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137426024
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-42601-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-49067-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-55946-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 193
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