21st Century Society
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This paper is structured around Dr Thomas Pogge's ideas on global justice, governments and social institutions and the power of people and examines how the global and economic forces of the 21st century still create cultural and social faultlines.
From the Paper:"Dr Thomas Pogge is one of these people and his ideas about global justice or global inequality, resources distribution, the power of the governments as well as that of the people are an inspiration for all those who believe in change and second chances. Pogge blames the G7 for the actual system. He argues that after the Cold War, G7 members adopted protectionists measures, subsidies that help more the nationals in the detriment of the poor as well as an entire economic system based on consumerism and public spending. We were thought to spend and consume in order to get the system going. But this is a system that can no longer work as Annie Leonard puts it in "The Story of Stuff",because 'this is a linear system' ,a system which is inadequate to today's society. She also argues that media today incite us to consume by making us unhappy about what we have, and by imposing certain products and practices as being better than others : "If you don't own or buy a lot of stuff, you don't have value".This is another one of the many factors that create or exacerbate social and cultural disparities."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Pogge,Thomas (2003) 'What is Global Justice'- paper presented at the Global Justice Symposium at the University of Oslo, 9-13 September
- Pogge,T.(2002). World Poverty and Human Rights: cosmopolitan responsibilities and reforms, Polity Press: Cambridge
- Hartman, T.(2008) 'States,markets, and other unexceptional communities: informal Romanian labour in a Spanish agricultural zone', Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (N.S.) 14
- Richey,L.A. And S.Ponte (2006). Better (RED)TM than Dead: 'Brand Aid', celebrities and the New Frontier of Development Assistance, DIIS Working Paper 2006/26.
- Jowitt, Kenn (2003) 'May the Boundaries Fall...', East European Politics and Societies 17; 119-124
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