Ethics of Global Development

Book Name : Ethics of Global Development_x000D_
Agency, Capability, and Deliberative Democracy

By by David A. Crocker

Sub Title : Agency, Capability, and Deliberative Democracy

Written by : by David A. Crocker

Subject Category : Academic Business

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Poverty, inequality, violence, environmental degradation, and tyranny continue to afflict the world. Ethics of Global Development offers a moral reflection on the ends and means of local, national, and global efforts to overcome these five scourges. After emphasizing the role of ethics in development studies, policy-making, and practice, David A. Crocker analyzes and evaluates Amartya Sen's philosophy of development in relation to alternative ethical outlooks. He argues that Sen's turn to robust ideals of human agency and democracy improves on both Sen's earlier emphasis on 'capabilities and functionings' and Martha Nussbaum's version of the capability orientation. This agency-focused capability approach is then extended and strengthened by applying it to the challenges of consumerism and hunger, the development responsibilities of affluent individuals and nations, and the dilemmas of globalization. Throughout the book the author argues for the importance of more inclusive and deliberative democratic institutions. Cambridge University Press; July 2008 ISBN 9780511410864 Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format Title: Ethics of Global Development Author: David A. Crocker Imprint: Cambridge University Press Subject categories Academic Business > Business Ethics Business > Development Business > Economic Development Economics > Industries. Land use. Labor > Economic growth, development, planning Business > Economics Social Science > Ethnic Studies Philosophy > Political Social Sciences Sociology > Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > Social service. Social work. Charity organization and practice ISBNs 1107714133 9780521885195 9781107714137 9780511410864 In The Press 'David Crocker's book opens up, in the most consistent manner, an area only imperfectly explored so far: the ethics of global development. It discusses whether there are duties of rich countries and individuals toward the poor. What is global justice? How fair is the existing trade system? What is the place of migration? As the world becomes more interdependent, these questions, generally discussed within the confines of the nation-state, will have to be addressed at a global level. David's book is a big step in that direction.' Branko Milanovic, World Bank and Carnegie Endowment, Washington

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Academic Business - Business Ethics Business - Development Business - Economic Development Economics - Industries. Land use. Labor - Economic growth, development, planning Business - Economics Social Science - Ethnic Studies Philosophy - Political Social Sciences Sociology - Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology - Social service. Social work. Charity organization and practice

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1107714133 - 9780521885195 - 9781107714137 - 9780511410864

In The Press:

'David Crocker's book opens up, in the most consistent manner, an area only imperfectly explored so far: the ethics of global development. It discusses whether there are duties of rich countries and individuals toward the poor. What is global justice? How fair is the existing trade system? What is the place of migration? As the world becomes more interdependent, these questions, generally discussed within the confines of the nation-state, will have to be addressed at a global level. David's book is a big step in that direction.' Branko Milanovic, World Bank and Carnegie Endowment, Washington

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Cambridge University Press