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The Ethics of Development

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Description for The Ethics of Development Paperback. A self-contained introduction to the field of ethics and development for students, practitioners and the general reader. Series: Edinburgh Studies in World Ethics. Num Pages: 272 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: GTF; HPQ; JFFS. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 233 x 154 x 18. Weight in Grams: 394.
A self-contained introduction to the field of ethics and development for students, practitioners and the general reader. The Ethics of Development asks what is good 'development', of societies and for people. It looks at how equating development with economic growth has been challenged, examining whom that growth benefits or harms and which aspects of life it values or excludes and can favour or damage. It goes on to explore an alternative conception -- that of 'human development', meaning achievement with respect to a wider range of values and the advancement of people's freedom to achieve well-reasoned values. The ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Edinburgh University Press
Number of pages
272
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2004
Series
Edinburgh Studies in World Ethics
Condition
New
Number of Pages
272
Place of Publication
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780748610587
SKU
V9780748610587
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About Des Gasper
Des Gasper is an Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, a centre of development studies where he is currently Dean of teaching. He is co-author (with Raymond Apthorpe) of Arguing Development Policy (Frank Cass, 1996).

Reviews for The Ethics of Development
Des Gasper's critical survey of the field of 'the ethics of development' is not a difficult read and can be appreciated as much by the general reader as by students of development ! a helpful source book for a module on the subject area. Journal of Development Studies Des Gasper has written the best book available on the "ethics of ... Read more

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