In recent years, global institutions such as the World Bank have become increasingly conscious of the role that ethical reflection may play in leading towards more successful knowledge and policy for development.
This key book, written by Denis Goulet (founder of the field of development ethics), gathers together his main contributions in three distinct parts, covering:
- the early journeys of the author's thinking
- an exposition of the main themes he has explored
- the transition from early alternative development to alternative globalizations.
Goulet examines the evolution of development ethics, illustrates how a development ethicist can function in varied development arenas, explores the ethical dimensions of competing change strategies, and investigates the language of interdependence which prevails in development discourse.
The interdisciplinary work traces not only Goulet’s own thinking but also wider theoretical debates, seeking to integrate the findings of analytical, policy, and normative ‘sciences’, as they bear on the development process at the practical level. This makes it an essential read for postgraduates and professionals in the field of economics.
Table of Contents
Title Page. List of Works by Author. Dedication. Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgements. Frontispiece. Part 1: Early Journeys 1. Needed: A Development Ethics for our Time 2. The Ethics of Power and the Power of Ethics 3. Being and Having: The Use of Ethics in Development Planning 4. On Moral Imperatives in Development 5. L.J. Lebret: Pioneer of Development Ethics 6. Ethics and Development: A Development Ethicist at Work Part 2: Thematic Explorations 7. Is Gradualism Dead? Reflections on Order, Change, and Force 8. Pyramids of Sacrifice: The High Price of Social Change 9. Development as Liberation: Policy Lessons from Case Studies 10. Development Policy and Social Stratification 11. Culture and Traditional Values in Development 12. Authentic Development: Is it Sustainable? Part 3: From Interdependence to Globalization 13. World Interdependence: Verbal Smokescreen or New Ethic? 14. The Evolving Nature of Development in the Light of Globalization 15. What is a Just Economy in a Globalized World? 16. Inequalities in the Light of Globalization
Denis Goulet is Professor Emeritus and O’Neill Chair at the University of Notre Dame, USA