Poverty Tourism, Justice and Policy
Rochester Institute of Technology - Department of Philosophy
Boston University School of Law
Kyle Powys Whyte
Michigan State University - Department of Philosophy
May 23, 2011
Public Integrity, 2011
Boston Univ. School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 11-21
Boston Univ. School of Law, Law & Economics Research Paper No. 11-21
Based on moral grounds, should poverty tourism be subject to specific policy constraints? This article responds by testing poverty tourism against the ethical guideposts of compensation justice, participative justice, and recognition justice, and two case descriptions, favela tours in Rocinha and garbage dump tours in Mazatlan. The argument advanced is that the complexity of the social relationships involved those tours requires policy-relevant research and solutions.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 22
Keywords: Alternative tourism, distributive justice, recognition justice, procedural justice, poorismAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: May 24, 2011
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