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The Ethics of Aid and Trade : U.S. Food Policy, Foreign Competition, and the Social Contract - Paul B. Thompson

The Ethics of Aid and Trade

U.S. Food Policy, Foreign Competition, and the Social Contract

Hardcover Published: 31st July 1992
ISBN: 9780521414685
Number Of Pages: 246

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This is a book about the principles of U.S. agricultural policy and foreign aid. The traditional military-territorial model of the nation-state defines international duties in terms of protecting citizens' property from foreign threats. Professor Thompson replaces this model with the notion of the trading state, which sees its role in terms of the establishment of international institutions that stabilize and facilitate cultural and intellectual as well as commercial exchanges between nations.
The argument focuses on protectionist challenges to foreign aid and development assistance programs, and engages with the views of a variety of economists, commodity organizations, and philosophers on world hunger and development. What emerges is a new interpretation of social contract theory that can determine goals for international trade and development policy
The Ethics of Aid and Trade will be of particular interest to political theorists, economists, specialists in international trade and development, and agricultural ethicists.

Introduction: Of cabbages and kingsp. 1
The food weapon and the strategic concept of food policyp. 20
The Bumpers Amendmentp. 41
Does helping foreign industries violate a basic principle of government?p. 56
International agricultural assistance and the interests of U.S. agriculturep. 80
The trading state and the social contractp. 98
Humanitarianism, hunger, and moral theoryp. 126
Morality and the myth of scarcityp. 159
The time has come, the walrus said, to speak of many thingsp. 183
Notesp. 211
Referencesp. 215
Indexp. 230
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ISBN: 9780521414685
ISBN-10: 0521414687
Series: Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Public Policy
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 246
Published: 31st July 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.52