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Rights and Riches

Exploring the Moral Discourse of Norwegian Development Aid


Kjetil Fretheim

Contents: Speaking of development aid – Studying moral discourse – International and national setting – The aid agencies – Function: The development worker role - Tasks and responsibilities - Challenges and frustrations – Motivation: Initial motivation - Present motivation – Working for an agency – Governmental and non-governmental aid – Understanding development aid – Rights and responsibilities – Charity, compassion, and solidarity – Justice: Reacting to injustice - Distributive justice - Rectificatory justice – Partners in development – Facilitating development – Individual lifestyle – Discourse of rights and riches.