The Ethics of Development

The Ethics of Development : An Introduction

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The Ethics of Development: An Introduction systematically and comprehensively examines the ethical issues surrounding the concept of development. The book addresses important questions such as:











What does development mean?
Is there a human right to development?
If we aim for sustainable development in an age of global climate change, should developed nations sacrifice economic growth for the sake of allowing developing countries to catch up?
Should eradication of poverty or diminution of radical inequality be the principal focus of developmental policy?
What are the macroeconomic theories of development? And how have they informed development policy?
How does development work in practice?








Featuring case studies throughout, this textbook provides a philosophical introduction to an incredibly topical issue studied by students within the fields of applied ethics, global justice, economics, politics, sociology, and public policy.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 206 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 10.16mm | 181g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 Tables, black and white
  • 1138203440
  • 9781138203440
  • 1,125,361

Table of contents

Foreword


Acknowledgements


Introduction


Chapter One: Development


Chapter Two: Human Rights


Chapter Three: Development Through Trade: Utilitarian, Social Contractarian, and Communitarian Considerations


Chapter Four: Development and Aid: Global Financial Institutions and Private Donors


Chapter Five: Climate Change, Sustainable Development and the Limits of Green Capitalism


Chapter Six: Immigration and Development


Chapter Seven: Transnational Corporations


Chapter Eight: The Development Practitioner


Chapter Nine: Personal Duties: Personal Giving and the Obligation to Assist


Glossary


Index
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Review quote

"This work revisits old questions across a broad array of topics in development studies, while bringing a fresh sense of exigency on the ethical dimensions of theory and practice. The work explores philosophical debates on various schools of thought on justice, without sacrificing practical concerns on achieving economic and environmental sustainability at global and local levels. The work will serve as a nice survey to the field of development ethics."


Rajesh Sampath, Brandeis University, USA





"The Ethics of Development: An Introduction offers a fine up-to-date survey of the private and public ethics concerning global problems of development. Ingram and Derdak combine philosophical insights and social-scientific findings in a sophisticated manner and thereby illuminate a host of pressing moral issues - including sustainable development, corporate social responsibility and world trade. The textbook is a much-needed addition to the normative literature on global development."





Julian Culp, The American University of Paris, France
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About David Ingram

David Ingram is Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University Chicago, USA. His most recent book is World Crisis and Underdevelopment: A Critical Theory of Poverty, Agency, and Coercion.


Thomas Derdak is Lecturer in Philosophy at Loyola University Chicago, USA. He has over 20 years of experience in the field of international development and is the executive director of Global Alliance for Africa, an NGO with programs in East Africa.
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