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Ethics, Hunger and Globalization

In Search of Appropriate Policies

Pinstrup-Andersen, Per, Sandøe, Peter (Eds.)

2007, XVI, 334 p.

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  • Presents new evidence about the role of ethics in government action to alleviate hunger
  • Shows how ethical and economic aspects can be integrated for better policies and reduced hunger
  • Discusses how ethical perspectives may guide globalization for the benefit of poor people
  • Provides a unique perspective on how to achieve the Millennium Development Goals
  • The first book in which scholars and practitioners analyze the interaction between ethics and economics in a cohesive, interdisciplinary way

"Ethics, Hunger and Globalization” adds an ethics dimension to the debate and research about poverty, hunger, and globalization. Outstanding scholars and practitioners from several disciplines discuss what action is needed for ethics to play a bigger role in action by governments, civil society, and the private sector to reduce poverty and hunger within the context of globalization. The book concludes that much of the rhetoric by policy makers is not followed up with appropriate action, and discusses the role of ethics in attempts to match action with rhetoric. The book also concludes that a better understanding of the values underlying both public and private sector action towards the alleviation of poverty and hunger would lead to more enlightened policies and greater success in attempts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. The interaction between ethical, economic, and policy aspects is discussed and scholars and experienced practitioners from several disciplines suggest how such integration may be promoted.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Economic Policy - Ethics - Food Policy - Globalization - Integration - Religion - morality

Related subjects » Applied Ethics & Social Responsibility - Economic Policy - Economics - Epistemology & Philosophy of Science - Social Policy / Labor / Population Economics

Table of contents 

Foreword Social Justice, Ethics, and Hunger: What are the Key Messages? Mary Robinson Chapter 1 Introduction and Summary Per Pinstrup-Andersen and Peter Sandøe Chapter 2 Eliminating Poverty and Hunger in Developing Countries: A Moral Imperative or Enlightened Self-Interest? Per Pinstrup-Andersen Chapter 3 Ethics, Globalization, and Hunger: An Ethicist’s Perspective Lou Marinoff Chapter 4 The Ethics of Hunger: Development Institutions and the World of Religion Katherine Marshall Chapter 5 What Hunger-Related Ethics Lessons Can We Learn From Religion? Globalization and the World’s Religions Richard S. Gilbert Chapter 6 Freedom from Hunger as a Basic Human Right: Principles and Implementation Asbjørn Eide Chapter 7 Millennium Development Goals and Other Good Intentions: How to Translate Rhetoric Into Action Urban Jonsson Chapter 8 What We Know About Poverty and What We Must Do: Ethical and Political Aspects of Empowerment Sartaj Aziz Chapter 9 Ethics and Hunger: A Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Perspective Tom Arnold Chapter 10 Economic Development, Equality, Income Distribution, and Ethics Erik Thorbecke Chapter 11 On the Ethics and Economics of Changing Behavior in Food and Agricultural Production, Consumption, and Trade: Some Reflections on What to Do Joachim von Braun and Tewodaj Mengistu Chapter 12 Agricultural and Food Ethics in the Western World: A Case of Ethical Imperialism? Peter Sandøe and Kathrine HaugeMadsen Chapter 13 Ethics, Hunger, and the Case for Genetically Modified (GM) Crops Paul B. Thompson Chapter 14 Reforming Agricultural Trade: Not Just for the Wealthy Countries M. Ann Tutwiler and Matthew Straub Chapter 15 Agricultural Subsidy and Trade Policies Devinder Sharma Chapter 16 Food Safety Standards in Rich and Poor Countries Julie A. Caswell and Christian Friis Bach Chapter 17 Concluding Reflections on the Role of Ethics in the Fight Against Poverty Peter Sandøe, Karsten Klint Jensen, and Per Pinstrup-Andersen

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