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Transnational Socio-economic Justice and the Right of Resistance

Blunt, G. D. ORCID: 0000-0002-9569-090X (2011). Transnational Socio-economic Justice and the Right of Resistance. Politics, 31(1), pp. 1-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9256.2010.01396.x


This article assesses Thomas Pogge's recent argument that it is sometimes justifiable to harm innocent persons in light of his claims about the causes of global poverty. It argues that if Pogge's two theses are correct then a third thesis follows: that those immiserated by the international system can legitimately resist the institutions responsible for the systemic violations of human rights, even at the cost of grievously harming innocent persons. This article does not assess the validity of Pogge's theses, but draws attention to a neglected topic in the debate on transnational economic justice: the right of resistance.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: Blunt, G. D., Transnational Socio-Economic Justice and the Right of Resistance, Politics 31 (1), pp. 1-8. Copyright © 2011 The Author. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science
Departments: School of Policy & Global Affairs > International Politics
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