Table of Contents

Introduction

I Ethical Theory

Introduction

  1. John Stuart Mill, “Utilitarianism” (selections from Utilitarianism)
  2. John Rawls, “An Egalitarian Theory of Justice” (selections from A Theory of Justice)
  3. Robert Nozick, “The Entitlement Theory” (selections from Anarchy, State and Utopia)
  4. Peter Singer, “The Right to Be Rich or Poor”
  5. Michael J. Sandel, “The Procedural Republic and the Unencumbered Self”
  6. Amartya Sen, “Equality of What?”
    Recommended Reading

II Poverty

Introduction

  1. Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo, “The Economic Lives of the Poor”
  2. Rebecca Mead, “Dressing for Lula”
  3. Peter Singer, “The Drowning Child and the Expanding Circle”
  4. Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson, “Toward a Theory of World Inequality” (selections from Why Nations Fail)
  5. UN Millennium Project, “Investing in Development: A Practical Plan to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals”
  6. William Easterly, “A Modest Proposal”
  7. Paul Collier, “Poverty Reduction in Africa”
    Recommended Reading

III Globalization

Introduction

  1. IMF Staff, “Globalization: Threat or Opportunity” (selections)
  2. Joseph E. Stiglitz, “Do What We Did, Not What We Say”
  3. Kevin Watkins, “Making Globalization Work for the Poor” (with a response
    by David Dollar and Aart Kraay)
  4. Matthew Zwolinski, “Sweatshops, Choice, and Exploitation” (selections)
  5. Benjamin R. Barber, “Jihad vs. McWorld”
    Recommended Reading

IV Colonialism, Neo-Colonialism, and Aid

Introduction

  1. J.L. Holzgrefe, “The Humanitarian Intervention Debate”
  2. John Stuart Mill, “A Few Words on Non-Intervention”
  3. Dinesh D’Souza, “Two Cheers for Colonialism”
  4. Rudyard Kipling, “Lispeth”
  5. Clifford Bob, “Merchants of Morality”
  6. Muhammad Yunus, “The Grameen Bank”
  7. Aneel Karnani, “Employment, Not Microcredit, Is the Solution”
    Recommended Reading

V War, Revolution, and Terrorism

Introduction

  1. Frantz Fanon, “Concerning Violence” (selections from The Wretched of the Earth)
  2. David Luban, “Just War and Human Rights”
  3. Deepak Lal, “In Defense of Empires” (selections)
  4. Soran Reader, “Making Pacifism Plausible”
  5. Thomas Nagel, “War and Massacre”
    Recommended Reading

VI Population and the Environment

Introduction

  1. United Nations Environmental Programme, Global Environment Outlook 4 (selections)
  2. Garrett Hardin, “Living on a Lifeboat”
  3. Peter Singer, “One Atmosphere” (selection from One World: The Ethics
    of Globalization
    )
  4. Vandana Shiva, “An Open Letter to Oxfam”
  5. Thomas R. DeGregori, “Shiva the Destroyer?”
    Recommended Reading

VII Gender

Introduction

  1. World Bank, Engendering Development (selections)
  2. Susan Moller Okin, “Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women?”
  3. Martha Nussbaum, “Adaptive Preference and Women’s Options” (selections from Women and Human Development)
  4. H.E. Baber, “Adaptive Preference”
    Recommended Reading

VIII Cultural Relativism and Its Critics

Introduction

  1. United Nations, Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  2. Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban, “Anthropologists, Cultural Relativism, and Universal Rights”
  3. James Rachels, “The Challenge of Cultural Relativism” (selection from The Elements of Moral Philosophy)
  4. Carol J. Williams, “The Price of Freedom, in Blood”
    Recommended Reading

IX Immigration, Integration, and Diversity

Introduction

  1. David Goodhart, “Too Diverse?”
  2. Robert D. Putnam, “E Pluribus Unum: Diversity and Community in the Twenty-first Century”
  3. Alexis Rawlinson, “The Political Manipulation of Ethnicity in Africa”
  4. Amartya Sen, “The Uses and Abuses of Multiculturalism: Chili and Liberty”
  5. K. Anthony Appiah, “Race, Culture, Identity: Misunderstood Connections”
    (selections from Color Conscious: The Political Morality of Race)
    Recommended Reading

Posted on October 29, 2015