- The Oxford Handbook of Practical Ethics
- Notes On The Contributors
- Reproductive Technology
- Environmental Ethics
- Gender and Sexual Discrimination
- Race and Racial Discrimination
- Affirmative Action
- People with Disabilities
- Freedom of Speech and Religion
- Legal Paternalism
- Economic Justice
- Intergenerational Justice
- Corporate Responsibility
- National Autonomy
- International Economic Justice
- World Hunger
- Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide
- Capital Punishment
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Hunger usually occurs in situations in which food is available. However, the very poor have neither the food themselves nor the resources to purchase it. Nor do they exist in a social environment in which the community or the government provides food. But food may exist all around them. Of course, in rare situations individuals or groups may be without food, and either others do not know this or cannot get food to them. That is, others lack either knowledge or capacity. Examples might be a real lifeboat situation or a community cut off by severe flooding. However, in normal circumstances this is not the case. Most hunger occurs where there is in fact food in the area.
Nigel Dower is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy in the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. His research and teaching interests have focused over the last twenty years on the ethics of international relations, development, and the environment and related issues. His publications include World Poverty: Challenge and Response(1983), World Ethics: The New Agenda (1998), and An Introduction to GlobalCitizenship (forthcoming). He edited Ethics and Environmental Responsibility(1989), and co-edited Global Citizenship: A Critical Reader (2002), and he edits the Edinburgh Studies in World Ethics. He is currently President of the International Development Ethics Association.
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