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.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 206
Weight: 181 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm
"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