The traditional definition of development ethics considers the 'ethical and value questions posed by development theory, planning and practice' (Goulet 1977: 5). The field parallels the traditional question of ethics 'How ought one to live as an individual?' by asking in addition 'How ought a society exist and move into the future?' This interdisciplinary field is well represented by a substantial collection of previously-published articles and papers. The volume illustrates a wide range of academic and practitioner writings on the theories and concepts of development ethics as well as ethical development policy and practice.
Contents: Introduction; Part I The Field of Development Ethics: History and Agenda: The invention of development, Michael Cowen and Robert Shenton; The West and its others, Bhikhu Parekh; Tasks and methods in development ethics, Denis Goulet; Denis Goulet and the project of development ethics: choices in methodology, focus and organization, Des Gasper. Part II Development and Underdevelopment: Experiences, Meanings and Evaluations: The concept of development, Amartya Sen; Famines, Amartya Sen; Poverty is powerlessness and voicelessness, Deepa Narayan; On the ethics of development planning, Denis Goulet; Development experts: the one-eyed giants, Denis Goulet; Development as practice in a liberal capitalist world, Alan Thomas. Part III Ethical Principles: Needs, Capabilities, Rights: Development and human needs, Manfred Max-Neef; Women's capabilities and social justice, Martha Nussbaum; What is the capability approach? Its core, rationale, partners and dangers, Des Gasper; Development, common foes and shared values, Mozaffar Qizilbash; A deliberative ethic for development: a Nepalese journey from Bourdieu through Kant to Dewey and Habermas, John Cameron and Hemant Ojha; The right to development and its corresponding obligations, David Beetham. Part IV Methodologies: Approaches to evaluation of development interventions: the importance of world and life views, Roland Hoksbergen; The implications and value added of a rights-based approach, Jakob Kirkemann Hansen and Hans-Otto Sano; Human security - national perspectives and global agendas: insights from national human development reports, Richard Jolly and Deepayan Basu Ray; A methodologically pragmatist approach to development ethics, AsunciÃ³n Lera St Clair. Part V Ethical Development Policy and Practice: Hunger, capability and development, David A. Crocker; Democracy and the right to food, Jean Drèze; How much debt must be cancelled?, Joseph Hanlon; Development, displacement and international ethics, Peter Penz; G