This new anthology offers a wide selection of readings addressing the contemporary moral issues that arise from the division between the Global North and South—“the problem of the color-line” that W.E.B. Du Bois identified at the beginning of the twentieth century and which, on a scale that Du Bois could not have foreseen, is the problem of the twenty-first. The book is interdisciplinary in scope. In addition to standard topical essays in ethical theory by philosophers such as Anthony Appiah, Martha Nussbaum, and Peter Singer, it contains essays from economists such as Amartya Sen, Joseph Stiglitz, and Thomas DeGregori, as well as current empirical data from the World Bank, IMF, United Nations, and other sources.
“Globalization and International Development is a superb anthology. Unlike other such collections, it brings together a diversity of philosophical, economic, and anthropological materials, conveniently providing all that one might need for an undergraduate course on global economic justice. The readings are carefully selected, accessible, and certain to stimulate productive classroom discussion. In short, an ideal textbook!” — Frank Lovett, Washington University in St. Louis
“Baber and Dimon provide a comprehensive set of readings from a range of disciplines. The book’s organization allows students to work through the positions presented, to see globalization and development beyond narrow disciplinary boundaries, and to challenge their own normative ideas about the issues raised.” — Lisa Glidden, SUNY Oswego
“Globalization and International Development is an inspiring and carefully selected anthology of readings for topical-focused courses on international ethics and global justice. The readings explore crucial aspects of the global North–South divide, and voices are represented from both sides. Students are offered a wealth of empirical material, and the readings strike a good balance between articles written by philosophers and those written by social scientists.” — Harry van der Linden, Butler University