Ethics, Hunger and Globalization: In Search of Appropriate Policies

Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Peter Sandøe
Springer Science & Business Media, 20. jul. 2007 - 334 sider
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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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Introduction and Summary
An Ethicists Perspective
Development Institutions
What HungerRelated Ethics Lessons can we Learn
Millennium Development Goals and Other Good Intentions
What We Know About Poverty and What We Must
A NonGovernmental Organization
Economic Development Equality Income
On the Ethics and Economics of Changing Behavior 181
Ethics Hunger and the Case
Agricultural Subsidy and Trade Policies
Food Safety Standards in Rich and Poor Countries 281
Concluding Reflections on the Role of Ethics

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Side 137 - Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.
Side 85 - There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root, and it may be that he who bestows the largest amount of time and money on the needy is doing the most by his mode of life to produce that misery which he strives in vain to relieve.
Side 107 - All members pledge themselves to take joint and separate action in cooperation with the organization for the achievement of the purposes set forth in Article 55.
Side 59 - And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not wholly reap the corners of thy field, neither shalt thou gather the gleanings of thy harvest. And thou shalt not glean thy vineyard, neither shalt thou gather every grape of thy vineyard ? thou shalt leave them for the poor and stranger : I am the LORD your God.
Side 38 - I am surprised to find, that, instead of the usual copulations of propositions, is, and is not, I meet with no proposition that is not connected with an ought, or an ought not. This change is imperceptible, but is, however, of the last consequence. For as this ought or ought not expresses some new relation or affirmation...
Side 86 - O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
Side 38 - In every system of morality which I have hitherto met with, I have always remark'd that the author proceeds for some time in the ordinary way of reasoning, and establishes the being of a God, or makes observations concerning human affairs; when of a sudden I am surpriz'd to find that instead of the usual copulations of propositions, is...
Side 263 - Were those high duties and prohibitions taken away all at once, cheaper foreign goods of the same kind might be poured so fast into the home market, as to deprive all at once many thousands of our people of their ordinary employment and means of subsistence.
Side 118 - Realizing that the individual, having duties to other individuals and to the community to which he belongs, is under a responsibility to strive for the promotion and observance of the rights recognized in the present Covenant, Agree upon the following articles: PART I Article 1 1.
Side 106 - Nations shall promote: a. higher standards of living, full employment, and conditions of economic and social progress and development; b. solutions of international economic, social, health, and related problems; and international cultural and educational cooperation; and c. universal respect for, and observance of, human rights and fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion.

Om forfatteren (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

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