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.
Series: Cambridge Classical Studies
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 246
Published: 31st July 1992
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24
Weight (kg): 0.53