Edited by Charles K. Wilber and Amitava Krishna Dutt
Foreword by Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.
Development ethics is a growing discipline that deals both academically and practically with the moral assessment of the ends, means, and processes of development. The essays in this collection honor and build on the pioneering work of Denis Goulet (1931–2006), arguably the founding father of development ethics. This book offers a coherent, systematic examination of new directions in the field and features contributions from some of the leading scholars in development ethics and economic development.
The introduction provides a brief history of Goulet’s life and work, as well as the genesis of development economics and development ethics. The essays in New Directions in Development Ethics are organized in three parts: the nature of development ethics in light of philosophical and religious traditions; applications of development ethics to economic analysis and growth, technological change, violent conflict, and globalization; and the practice of development ethics.
Contributors: R. Scott Appleby, Carl J. Bindenagel, Luis Camacho, Adela Cortina, David A. Crocker, Nigel Dower, Jay Drydyk, Amitava Krishna Dutt, Des Gasper, Sheldon Gellar, Roland Hoksbergen, Javier Ma Iguiniz Echeverria, Kenneth P. Jameson, Katherine Marshall, Jaime Ros, Chloe Schwenke, Asuncion Lera St. Clair, James P. Sterba, Charles K. Wilber, Andrew Yuengert
“This book is a fitting tribute to the father of modern development ethics, Denis A. Goulet. Contrary to other festschrifts honoring scholars, each chapter carefully builds on a different aspect of Goulet’s work including religion, participation, equality, technology, poverty, vulnerability, and development strategy. The result is a coherent and methodical volume written by leading scholars, admirers, and friends that brings us a step closer to the kind of ‘hands on’ philosophy envisaged by Goulet that simultaneously embraces the ethics and practice of development.” — David A. Clark, University of Manchester
“Development ethics is a growing discipline that deals with the moral assessment of the ends, means, and processes of development. The essays in this collection honor and build on the pioneering work of the late Denis Goulet, the founding father of development ethics. The book offers a coherent and systematic examination of new directions in the field, and features contributions from some of the leading scholars in development ethics and economic development.” — Abstracts of Public Administration, Development, and Environment
“A scholarly anthology of essays from economists, philosophers, and development experts, all contending with the thorny issues of the moral ramifications of technological and commercial development. . . . Assembled to honor the life and work of Denis Goulet, who made a pivotal contribution to the practice of ethical guidelines for responsible development, New Directions in Development Ethics, is an invaluable contribution to college library shelves and should be required reading for anyone involved in planning development.” — Midwest Book Review