The international provision of pharmaceuticals: a comparison of two alternative argumentative strategies for global ethics

Ingo Pies, Stefan Hielscher

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Abstract

Millions of people in the developing world lack access to curative drugs. Pogge identifies the cause of this problem as a lack of redistribution across borders. In contrast, this article shows that institutional shortcomings within developing countries are the main issue. These different explanations are the result of diverging analytic approaches to ethics: a cosmopolitan approach versus an ordonomic approach. This article compares both approaches with regard to how they conceptualize and propose to solve the problem of providing life-saving pharmaceuticals to the poor in developing countries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-89
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Global Ethics
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011

Keywords

  • global ethics
  • global justice
  • health care
  • normativity
  • ordonomics
  • pharmaceuticals

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