Development Officers and Discrimination

Abstract

This paper deals with what a government funded development agency should do when a developing country imposes restrictions on the development process which discriminate on the basis of gender against some members of the development agency’s staff. The conclusion is that there are circumstances in which development agencies should continue their work in the face of gender discrimination but they should not instigate development projects if doing so would involve them in gender discrimination. A set of procedures for a development agency to follow in these difficult circumstances is outlined. It is argued that an agency is entitled to violate a moral principle when so doing will reduce violations of that same principle.

Analytics

Added to PP
2011-12-02

Downloads
114 (#105,566)

6 months
9 (#81,080)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Gender, Discrimination, and Capability: Insights From Amartya Sen.Douglas A. Hicks - 2002 - Journal of Religious Ethics 30 (1):137 - 154.
Development, Ethics, and the Ethics of Development.Ivan Marquez - 2005 - World Futures 61 (4):307 – 316.
So We Teach Business Ethics—Do They Learn?Aaron A. Buchko & Kathleen J. Buchko - 2009 - Journal of Business Ethics Education 6:119-146.
Exploring the Concept of Genetic Discrimination.Margaret Otlowski - 2005 - Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 2 (3):165-176.
A New Direction for the Study of Moral Behaviour.Richard W. Wilson - 1978 - Journal of Moral Education 7 (2):122-131.
Moral Development and Higher States of Consciousness.Sanford I. Nidich, Randi J. Nidich & Charles N. Alexander - 2000 - Journal of Adult Development. Special Issue 1949 (4):217-225.