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.
David Ingram is Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University Chicago, USA. His most recent book is World Crisis and Underdevelopment: A Critical Theory of Poverty, Agency, and Coercion.
Thomas Derdak is Lecturer in Philosophy at Loyola University Chicago, USA. He has over 20 years of experience in the field of international development and is the executive director of Global Alliance for Africa, an NGO with programs in East Africa.