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Quels fondements pour la lutte contre la pauvreté? Connaissance et motivation chez Rawls et Wresinski
[Which foundations for the fight against poverty? Knowledge and motivation for Rawls and Wresinski]

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  • Wodon, Quentin

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Rawls and Wresinski are both concerned about the poor, but their approaches regarding what is needed to achieve social justice are very different. This paper focuses on the issue of the knowledge and motivation necessary to fight poverty. We suggest that the Wresinski approach advocating an in-depth knowledge of the poor and of the obstacles that they face in their daily lives represents a challenge to the veil of ignorance conceptual framework advocated by Rawls. In terms of motivation, while both authors do advocate some form of overlapping consensus in order to achieve a shared vision of the requirements of social justice, there are nevertheless important differences between them in how they outline the responsibilities of individuals in the fight against poverty.

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  • Wodon, Quentin, 1998. "Quels fondements pour la lutte contre la pauvreté? Connaissance et motivation chez Rawls et Wresinski
    [Which foundations for the fight against poverty? Knowledge and motivation for Rawls and Wresin
    ," MPRA Paper 10805, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 1998.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:10805
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    Keywords

    Poverty; Social Justice; Motivation; Knowledge;

    JEL classification:

    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • I3 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty

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