Poverty Tourism, Justice and Policy

22 Pages Posted: 24 May 2011

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Evan Selinger

Rochester Institute of Technology - Department of Philosophy

Kevin Outterson

Boston University School of Law

Kyle Whyte

University of Michigan

Date Written: May 23, 2011

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Alternative tourism, distributive justice, recognition justice, procedural justice, poorism

Suggested Citation

Selinger, Evan and Outterson, Kevin and Whyte, Kyle, Poverty Tourism, Justice and Policy (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, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1850801

Evan Selinger

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Kevin Outterson

Boston University School of Law ( email )

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Kyle Whyte (Contact Author)

University of Michigan ( email )

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Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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