UNIT 4D: The main justifications for international aid

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Justification of International Aid: #1

There is a view that structural inequalities in the world economy can be countered through aid.

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Justification of International Aid: #2

International aid helps to overcome the structural advantages that certain states have.

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Justification of International Aid: #3

Typically the flow of aid will be from the North to the South and will go some way towards fulfilling the Kantian idea that there is a moral obligation to help less prosperous areas

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Justification of International Aid: #4

Aid may help to make up for a percieved advantage that the global North has developed through an historic exploitation of the global South

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Justification of International Aid: #5

Aid may benefit the global North. By helping global South, states can become future trading partners with a corresponding increase in mutually beneficial trade 

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Justification of International Aid: #6

International aid may include humanitarian assistance in periods of humanitarian crisis, disaster, civil war etc. There is a growing Kantian view that the international community has a responsibility to intervene where emergency intervention is required

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