Ethics and Development. “We do not seek to be angles, but simply, and fully, human beings”. Md. Reazul Haque Associate Professor Department of Development Studies University of Dhaka Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. What is development ethics and significance .
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“We do not seek to be angles, but simply, and fully, human beings”.
Department of Development Studies
University of Dhaka
Why issue of ethics is important? Why researcher should be so concern about ethics [and its social implications] in development? (e. g. Power imbalance between sex workers as a respondents vs researcher).
AnantaGiri – Development Ethics – self cultivation/ self development (tapashya)
Islam and ethics but in reality ?
Jakat – rich people have duties towards poor
The Month of Ramadan – food price increase and ethics
Giri “…the agents of development have not given much attention to developing themselves, their personalities and empathy, their ability to listen and co-operate” (Troung and Gasper 2008: 25).
He argues that “self development is the indispensable partner to notions of human development and societal development, and that civil society must be a nursery of the virtues” (Troung and Gasper 2008: 31).
Goulet - Outside change agents under certain circumstances play a positive role, authentic development is fundamentally self-development where it may be the individual or the group on whatever level – local, regional, national or global (p. xvii).
Aid- Dependency- Ethics
Reduction of subsidy on agriculture and ethics (external pressure)
Nancy Fraser’s Justice as “ redistribution and recognition”.
Paulo Freire, Brazilian educator – “dialogical” mode of teaching [the main psychological point of Paulo makes in the need to re-educate teachers not to assume hierarchal definitions of their pedagogical role]. vs DU teachers, coaching centers, private universities and ethics (ideological honesty)?
Development ethics should enrich its conception of the human being. Vulnerability and capability are two sides of the same coin of being human.