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The Paradox Of Wealth And Poverty : Mapping The Ethical Dilemmas Of Global Development - Daniel Little

The Paradox Of Wealth And Poverty

Mapping The Ethical Dilemmas Of Global Development

Paperback Published: 24th January 2003
ISBN: 9780813316420
Number Of Pages: 303

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We live in a time of human paradoxes. Scientific knowledge has reached a level of sophistication that permits understanding of the most arcane phenomena and yet religious fundamentalism dominates in many parts of the world. We witness the emergence of a civil, liberal constitutionalism in many regions of the world and yet ethnic violence threatens the lives and dignity of millions. And we live in a time of rapid economic and technological advance and yet several billions of people live in persistent debilitating poverty. In this book, Daniel Little dissects these paradoxes offering the clearest perspective on how best to approach international development.Using both empirical and philosophical approaches, Little provides a schematic acquaintance with the most important facts about global development at the turn of the twentieth century. In doing so, he explores what appear to be the most relevant moral principles and insights that ought to be invoked as we consider these facts and then draws conclusions about what sorts of values and goals ought to guide economic development in the twenty-first century.

Illustrationsp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Welfare, Well-Being, and Needsp. 1
The Conception of the Personp. 3
Gender and Developmentp. 23
A Rich Conception of the Personp. 28
Notesp. 32
What is Economic Development?p. 35
Goals of Economic Developmentp. 37
What Is an Economy?p. 39
Concepts of Growth, Inequality, and Povertyp. 51
Data and Outcomesp. 59
Notesp. 64
Goals and Strategies for Economic Developmentp. 67
Instruments of Economic Development Policyp. 67
Existing Economic Development Strategiesp. 70
Progressive Economic Developmentp. 74
A Comparison of Development Strategiesp. 82
What Obstacles Stand in the Way of Progressive Economic Development?p. 86
Notesp. 88
Justicep. 91
Economic Justicep. 94
Institutionsp. 105
Public Policy and Social Welfarep. 120
Conclusionsp. 123
Notesp. 124
Human Rightsp. 125
What Is a Right?p. 125
Candidates for Universal Human Rightsp. 134
The Universal Declaration of Human Rightsp. 142
Cultural Specificity of Rights?p. 147
Human Rights and Development Ethicsp. 150
Notesp. 152
Aid, Trade, and the Global Economyp. 153
Globalizationp. 155
International Aidp. 170
A Role for the Ethical Citizenp. 181
Notesp. 187
Development and the Environmentp. 189
The Issues of Primary Environmental Concernp. 190
The Value Issuesp. 193
Goalsp. 204
Sustainable Developmentp. 205
Conflicts Between Environmental Goals and Economic Developmentp. 207
Means of Preserving Environmental Goodsp. 212
Notesp. 217
Democracy and Developmentp. 219
What Is Democracy?p. 220
Institutional Issuesp. 231
Democracy and the Poorp. 243
Notesp. 244
Conclusion: Toward a Global Civil Societyp. 247
Notesp. 255
Referencesp. 257
Indexp. 273
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ISBN: 9780813316420
ISBN-10: 0813316421
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 303
Published: 24th January 2003
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1

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