• ISBN: 0945257643
  • ISBN13: 978-0-945257-64-6
  • Copyright 1995
  • 252 pp.
  • Form: Paperback
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Development Ethics

A Guide to Theory and Practice

By Denis Goulet


A pioneering work by one of the pioneers in development ethics, who has long been at the leading edge of development in linking the worlds of thought and action. This new field of study has emerged from a heightened awareness of social issues and values in development and a recognition of the need for application of something more than "normal ethics" in this important realm of human endeavor. After setting forth the contours of this new discipline, the author formulates general principles underlying ethical strategies in development and discusses their application in such topics as technology for development, ecology and ethics, culture and tradition, and the ethics of aid. Written for scholars, students, and practitioners of development: national and international policy-makers, program planners, project managers, field workers, and those local "communities of need," the presumed beneficiaries of development.

What People are Saying...

"Innovative, thoughtful, perceptive, a primer in development ethics. At last, a balanced theoretical and practical analysis. Denis Goulet's book will become a classic."

- Professor Louis Sabourin, Universite du Quebec, former President of the OECD Development Centre.

"Denis Goulet fills an important gap: that between the positive doctrine of the economists and the proliferation of recommendations by nearly everyone to policy-makers. He analyzes lucidly and sensitively the ethical values behind development, drawing ingeniously on all releveant principles"

- Paul Streeten, Professor Emeritus, Boston University, consultant to the United Nations, and leading author on development