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Thin vs. Thick Morality: Ethics and Gender in International Development Programs
Public Integrity
  • Richard K. Ghere, University of Dayton
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
3-1-2015
Abstract

This study examines the ethical dimensions of gender-focused international development initiatives undertaken by nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and similar agencies. Specifically, it presents three case studies that depict how specific development initiatives in, respectively, India, Tanzania, and Senegal address gender disparities and power relationships. These case studies support the general conclusion that ethically committed development NGOs find difficulty in encouraging women (and men) to reverse oppressive power status-quos in messy contexts.

Inclusive pages
99-115
ISBN/ISSN
1099-9922
Document Version
Postprint
Comments

From journal Public Integrity. The document available for download is the author's accepted manuscript, provided here in compliance with the publisher's self-archiving policy. Permission documentation is on file.

Some differences may exist between the manuscript and the published version; as such, researchers wishing to quote directly from this source are advised to consult the version of record.

Publisher
Taylor and Francis
Peer Reviewed
Yes
Citation Information
Richard K. Ghere. "Thin vs. Thick Morality: Ethics and Gender in International Development Programs" Public Integrity Vol. 17 Iss. 2 (2015)
Available at: http://0-works.bepress.com.library.simmons.edu/richard_ghere/1/