Following in this tradition, Eddy M. Souffrant explores the concept of a global development ethics, taking in topics including famine, immigration, capitalism, race, and technology. He demonstrates that defining the constituents of a global development ethics depends on a successful analysis of the theoretical and practical structures that cause such global and seemingly intractable conditions. He challenges existing conceptions of global justice and argues for a theory of global ethics that relies on our commonality, such that enables us to welcome the `other’, thereby fuelling our recognition of the inequalities that motivate prospective development projects. Ideal for advanced-level students in global ethics, global justice and development studies, this text articulates a vital new ethics of human development.
Eddy Souffrant’s Global Development Ethics exceeds the critique of global capitalism signaled by its subtitle. Galvanized by the contradictions between human rights and arbitrary aid following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Souffrant poses and examines global ethical questions of identity, recognition, equality of opportunity, rights, and inclusion. This erudite and deeply reflective text should inform future development law and policy.