Development ethics through the lenses of caring, gender, and human security
AbstractThinking about ethics of development and human development must both treat developmentin a global perspective and yet reflect on the content of human. This paper explores some facesof globalization by using a gender perspective, in order to consider reproduction(psychological and emotional as well as biological) and the activities and attitudesof care that give moral resources for response to systemic tragedy,not only for identifying and understanding it. There now exist globallyinterconnected systems of vulnerability and capability, for which matching systems of human security,care and responsibility are needed in order to protect human dignity. The discourse of human securityhelps here by better grounding an agenda of basic human needs, in an ethnography of ordinary livesrather than only an abstracted accounting of deficiencies or an elevated language of opportunities.It must be emotionally and existentially grounded too. The authors examine the potential contributionsthe tradition of Mahayana Buddhism; the work of philosopher-anthropologist Ananta Giri; and feminist care ethics.
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globalization; migration; vulnerability; human development; human security; Buddhism; care ethics; development ethics;
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- Des Gasper & Irene van Staveren, 2003. "DEVELOPMENT AS FREEDOM v - v AND AS WHAT ELSE?," Feminist Economics, Taylor and Francis Journals, vol. 9(2-3), pages 137-161.
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