As a broad concept, 'globalization' denotes the declining significance of national boundaries. At a deeper level, globalization is the proposition that nation-states are losing the power to control what occurs within their borders and that what transpires across borders is rising in relative significance. The Ethical Dimensions of Global Development: An Introduction, the fifth book in Rowman & Littlefield's Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy Studies series, discusses key questions concerning globalization and its implications, including: Can general ethical principles be brought to bear on questions of globalization? Do economic development and self-government require a duty of care? Is economic destiny crucial to individual autonomy? This collection provides readers with current information and useful insights into this complex topic.
Verna V. Gehring is editor at the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy at the School fof Public Affairs, University of Maryland, and editor of Philosophy & Public Policy Quarterly. She is also moderator for the Aspen Institute.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 The Ethical Dimensions of Global Development: An Introduction Part 3 Part I: Looking Backward to Look Forward: Reckoning with Past Wrongs Chapter 4 Retribution and Reconciliation Chapter 5 Complicity in Mass Violence Part 6 Part II: Treatment of the Most Vulnerable Citizens Chapter 7 Tolerating the Intolerable: The Case of Female Genital Mutilation Chapter 8 Fighting Child Labor Abroad: Conceptual Problems and Practical Solutions Part 9 Part III: The Effects of Globalization Chapter 10 Development Ethics and Globalization Chapter 11 Globalization and Its Discontents Chapter 12 Globalization's Major Inconsistencies