The International Library of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Ethics

Ethics, Hunger and Globalization

In Search of Appropriate Policies

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

  • 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
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About this book

"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.

About the authors

Per Pinstrup-Andersen:

Past-President, American Agricultural Economics Association

American Association for the Advancement of Science

International Association of Agricultural Economists;

Peter Sandøe:

President, European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics

International Society for Applied Ethology

Reviews

From the reviews:

"Ethics, Hunger and Globalization is a very stimulating work because it adds an ethics dimension to the research and the public debate about hunger, poverty, and globalization. … I’m very pleased with the publication of this work. Bringing together in one volume contributions of many outstanding scholars … to discuss what action is needed for implementing ethics into the policy of governments, civil society, and the private sector to alleviate poverty and hunger, is a devil of a job. It was worthwhile to do this." (Johan De Tanvernier, Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, Vol. 22, 2009)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Freedom from Hunger as a Basic Human Right: Principles and Implementation

    Asbjørn Eide

    Pages 93-109

  • Economic Development, Equality, Income Distribution, and Ethics

    Erik Thorbecke

    Pages 165-179

  • On The Ethics and Economics of Changing Behavior

    Joachim Von Braun, Tewodaj Mengistu

    Pages 181-200

  • Ethics, Hunger, and The Case for Genetically Modified (GM) Crops

    Paul B. Thompson

    Pages 215-235

  • Agricultural Subsidy and Trade Policies

    Devinder Sharma

    Pages 263-279

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eBook $209.00
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Hardcover $269.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6130-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $269.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-7546-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethics, Hunger and Globalization
Book Subtitle
In Search of Appropriate Policies
Editors
  • Per Pinstrup-Andersen
  • Peter Sandøe
Series Title
The International Library of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Ethics
Series Volume
12
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6131-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6131-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6130-1
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7546-8
Series ISSN
1570-3010
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 334
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