New Publication: “Responsibility in an Interconnected World: International Assistance, Duty, and Action”

Assistant Professor Susan Murphy has recently published a monograph with Springer Studies in Global Justice. 

Susan P. Murphy, Responsibility in an interconnected world: International Assistance, Duty and Action, 1, Switzerland, Springer International Publishing, 2016, i-173pp

About this book: 

This monograph opens with an examination of the aid industry and the claims of leading practitioners that the industry is experiencing a crisis of confidence due to an absence of clear moral guidelines. The book then undertakes a critical review of the leading philosophical accounts of the duty to aid, including the narrow, instructive accounts in the writings of John Rawls and Peter Singer, and broad, disruptive accounts in the writings of Onora O’Neill and Amartya Sen. Through an elaboration of the elements of interconnection, responsible action, inclusive engagement, and accumulative duties, the comparative approach developed in the book has the potential to overcome the philosophical tensions between the accounts and provide guidance to aid practitioners, donors and recipients in the complex contemporary circumstances of assistance.

Full book is available here

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Paper clips: Glass Ceilings and Iron Bars: Women, Gender, and Poverty in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

A new publication from the Department of Geography, TCD:

paperclip-34593_640Murphy, S. (2015) Glass Ceilings and Iron Bars: Women, Gender, and Poverty in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, Global Justice: Theory Practice Rhetoric. Vol. 8.

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Paper Clips: Social Protection Beyond the Bottom Billion

A new publication from the Department of Geography, TCD:

Murphy, S. Walsh, P. P. (2014) Social Protection Beyond the Bottom Billion. The Economic and Social Review, [S.l.], v. 45, n. 2, Summer, p. 261–284, . ISSN 0012-9984.

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Paper Clips: The housing question revisited…. yet again

A new publication from the Department of Geography, TCD:

paperclip-34593_640McLaren, A. (2015) The housing question revisited…. yet again, Irish Marxist Review, Vol 4, No. 13, 5-17

The recent declaration by the media of the appearance of a ‘housing crisis’ in Ireland, particularly in Dublin, is indeed evidence that our housing system is seriously failing.

In May 2013, almost 90,000 households were on social-housing waiting lists in Ireland, mainly comprising (75 percent) households residing in the privately rented sector, now facing an escalation in rents. By 2011, over 70,000 owner-occupied households were over 90 days in arrears with their mortgage payments and it was estimated at that time that some 50 percent of home owners who had mortgages were in negative equity. In April of that year, 3,808 persons were in accommodation providing shelter for homeless people or were sleeping rough.

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Paper Clips: Unlocking the beauty of the imperfect duty to aid.

A new publication from the Department of Geography, TCD:

paperclip-34593_640Murphy, S. (2014), Unlocking the beauty of the imperfect duty to aid: Sen’s idea of the duty of assistance, Journal of Global Ethics, 10(3), 369-383.

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Paper clips: Retention and fate of groundwater-borne nitrogen in a coastal bay

A new publication from the Department of Geography, TCD:

paperclip-34593_640Rocha, C., J. Wilson, J. Scholten, and M. Schubert (2015), Retention and fate of groundwater-borne nitrogen in a coastal bay (Kinvara Bay, Western Ireland) during summer, Biogeochemistry, 125(2), 275-299.

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International Women’s Day 2014!!!

In celebration of the International Women’s Day 2014 a visual review of where we stand with gender gaps around the world…

The Global Gender Gap Index introduced by the World Economic Forum in 2006, is a framework for capturing the magnitude and scope of gender-based disparities and tracking their progress.

(The Global Gender Gap Report 2013 by the World Economics Forum)

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Courtesy of World Economics Forum and The Washington Post.

In 2013, together with this map, The Washington Post also published the following list of ‘7 ridiculous restrictions on women’s rights around the world:

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