Reclaiming Value in International Development: The Moral Dimensions of Development Policy and Practice in Poor Countries by Chloe Schwenke (Paperback, 2008)
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- DescriptionInternational development has complex unintended effects on the realities of equity, rights, governance, and conflict in poor countries. Yet the myriad moral questions and quandaries encountered at every turn by development policymakers and practitioners are seldom thought about or articulated in a rigorous fashion. Instead, development specialists are trained to focus on the techcratic aspects of ecomic aid delivery and to disregard the moral issues raised by the adverse collateral consequences of aid programs for many people, communities, institutions, and environments in the developing countries. Reclaiming Value in International Development is the first book to bridge the divide between ethics and development from the perspective of a seasoned development practitioner who is also a trained ethicist. Schwenke formally enlarges the concept of development to include its moral dimension, to dete beneficial change that alleviates human misery and environmental degradation in poor countries and reinforces universal ethical rms such as human dignity, essential freedoms, social justice, peace, civic virtue, human flourishing, the common good, gender equality, safety and security, and participation and inclusion. She applies this ethically expanded concept to nine key topics in international development: education, leadership, procurement, food security, conflict, urbanization, gender identity and sexual orientation, deliberative participation, and the measurement of ethical performance. Throughout the book, the author draws on her thirty years of experience as a development practitioner in thirty poor countries around the world to give vivid real-life illustrations of the classic moral dilemmas in development ethics and to show how moral reasoning can clarify and resolve them.
- Author BiographyChloe Schwenke is a Senior Associate at Creative Associates International and an Adjunct Professor of Applied Ethics at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, at the Public Policy Institute, Georgetown University, and at the School of Public Policy, University of Maryland. She has advised the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, United Nations Development Program, US Agency for International Development, and leading NGOs on applied ethics, anti-corruption, governance and civil society, leadership training, and urban planning. She was Fulbright Professor of Ethics and Public Management at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. She spent 30 years as a development project manager and ethics advisor in developing countries in Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and Africa. Until 2008 she worked and published as Stephen Schwenke. She is co-author with David A. Crocker of The Relevance of Development Ethics for USAID.
- Author(s)Chloe Schwenke
- Date of Publication30/12/2008
- SubjectEconomics: Professional & General
- Place of PublicationWestport
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPraeger Publishers Inc
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight295 g
- Width152 mm
- Height231 mm
- Spine20 mm
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