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.