Ethics, Hunger and Globalization: In Search of Appropriate Policies

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Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Peter Sandøe
Springer Science & Business Media, Jul 20, 2007 - Philosophy - 334 pages

The 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 to fight poverty, hunger, and malnutrition 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 a greater success in attempts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

The interaction between ethical, economic, and policy aspects are discussed and scholars and experienced practitioners from several disciplines suggest how such integration may be promoted for the benefit of low-income people in developing countries. The cohesive, multidisciplinary, intellectual treatment of the subject of ethics and hunger makes this book not only intellectually stimulating but well grounded in realities. Taking into account the new evidence and the various perspectives presented by the authors of this book would undoubtedly result in a more enlightened debate, better government policies, and appropriate guidance of globalization for the benefit of the poor.

 

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Contents

SOCIAL JUSTICE ETHICS AND HUNGER WHAT ARE THE KEY MESSAGES?
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INTRODUCTION AND SUMMARY
1
ELIMINATING POVERTY AND HUNGER IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES A MORAL IMPERATIVE OR ENLIGHTENED SELFINTEREST?
14
ETHICS GLOBALIZATION AND HUNGER AN ETHICISTS PERSPECTIVE
29
KATHERINE MARSHALL THE ETHICS OF HUNGER DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTIONS AND THE WORLD OF RELIGION
50
WHAT HUNGERRELATED ETHICS LESSONS CAN WE LEARN FROM RELIGION? GLOBALIZATION AND THE WORLDS RELIGIONS
71
FREEDOM FROM HUNGER AS A BASIC HUMAN RIGHT PRINCIPLES AND IMPLEMENTATION
93
MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS AND OTHER GOOD INTENTIONS
111
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EQUALITY INCOME DISTRIBUTION AND ETHICS
165
ON THE ETHICS AND ECONOMICS OF CHANGING BEHAVIOR
180
AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD ETHICS IN THE WESTERN WORLD A CASE OF ETHICAL IMPERIALISM?
201
ETHICS HUNGER AND THE CASE FOR GENETICALLY MODIFIED GM CROPS
215
REFORMING AGRICULTURAL TRADE NOT JUST FOR THE WEALTHY COUNTRIES
237
AGRICULTURAL SUBSIDY AND TRADE POLICIES
263
FOOD SAFETY STANDARDS IN RICH AND POOR COUNTRIES
280
CONCLUDING REFLECTIONS ON THE ROLE OF ETHICS
305

WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT POVERTY AND WHAT WE MUST DO ETHICAL AND POLITICAL ASPECTS OF EMPOWERMENT
130
ETHICS AND HUNGER A NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION NGO PERSPECTIVE
149

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About the author (2007)

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