The Approach of Basic Human Needs Ethics in Development Economics


Cakmak H. K.

ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF FACULTY OF POLITICAL SCIENCES-SIYASAL BILGILER FAKULTESI DERGISI, ss.123-135, 2006 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: Konu: 34
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Dergi Adı: ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF FACULTY OF POLITICAL SCIENCES-SIYASAL BILGILER FAKULTESI DERGISI
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.123-135

Özet

From 1970's, many international institutions, politicians and academicians have been arguing that the central purpose of development economics should be making policy recommendations concerning the way in which the basic needs can be satisfied. While there is an agreement on the universality of this purpose of development economics on the one hand, there does not appear to be an agreement on the definition of basic human needs. In this paper, it is aimed to point out the importance of the "basic human needs ethics" approach in explaining human needs and development process by discussing it with reference to some philosophical traditions.