ABSTRACT
Denis Goulet (1931-2006) was probably the main founder of work on ‘development ethics’ as a self-conscious field that treats the ethical and value questions posed by development theory, planning and practice. This overview of a selection of papers presented at a conference of the International Development Ethics Association (Uganda, 2006) surveys Goulet’s work and compares it with issues and approaches in the selected papers. Ideas raised by Goulet provide a framework for discussing the set of papers, which especially consider corruption, professional ethics and the rights to water and essential drugs. The papers in turn provide a basis for comparing Goulet’s ideas with actual directions of work on development ethics. Rather than as a separate sub-discipline, development ethics takes shape as an interdisciplinary meeting place, aided though by the profile and intellectual space that Goulet strikingly strove to build for it.

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Keywords development ethics, Denis Goulet, corruption, professional ethics, corporate responsibility
JEL Development Planning and Policy: General (jel O20), Individuals (jel B31), Bureaucracy; Administrative Processes in Public Organizations; Corruption (jel D73), Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior: Other (jel L29), General Welfare; Basic Needs; Living Standards; Quality of Life; Happiness (jel I31)
Persistent URL hdl.handle.net/1765/50683
Journal Éthique économique / Ethics and Economics
Citation
Gasper, D.R. (2006). Working in Development Ethics - a tribute to Denis Goulet. Éthique économique / Ethics and Economics, 4(2), 1–24. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/50683