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:
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.
"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
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
When is it right to go to war? What are the causes of poverty? Are human intelligence and machine intelligence the same? What is cyber-terrorism? Do races exist? What makes a person a refugee?
Each engaging textbook from The Ethics of… series focuses on a significant ethical issue and provides a clear and stimulating explanation of the surrounding philosophical discussions. Focusing on moral debates at the forefront of contemporary society they have been designed for use by students studying philosophy, applied ethics, global ethics and related subjects such as politics, international relations and sociology. Features to aid study include chapter summaries, study questions, annotated further reading and glossaries.