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An appeal to aid specialists

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The appeal I am making is (roughly speaking) for aid specialists to do more to help those

    of us who aren’t aid specialists to arrive at judgements about the effects of the work of

    (voluntary) aid agencies that we have at least some reason to think accurate. In §1, I say a

    little about why it is difficult for us to form such judgements at present. In §2, I argue that

    the fact that it is so difficult for us to do so has certain negative consequences, especially

    if the effects of (at least some of) the work aid agencies do are in fact good enough to

    imply that we should give to them. These negative consequences give those who are in a

    position to make it easier for us to arrive at such judgements strong reasons to do so. In

    §3, I argue that there are certain measures that aid specialists in particular are in a good

    position to take that would make it easier for us to arrive at such judgements. Hence my

    appeal to aid specialists to take such measures. In §4, I articulate and respond to a number

    of objections that might be made to my argument. I finish, in §5, with a brief review.

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Horton, K. J. 2010, ''An appeal to aid specialists'', Development Policy Review, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 27-42.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-72449172890

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/artspapers/1030

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 15

Start Page


  • 27

End Page


  • 42

Volume


  • 28

Issue


  • 1

Abstract


  • The appeal I am making is (roughly speaking) for aid specialists to do more to help those

    of us who aren’t aid specialists to arrive at judgements about the effects of the work of

    (voluntary) aid agencies that we have at least some reason to think accurate. In §1, I say a

    little about why it is difficult for us to form such judgements at present. In §2, I argue that

    the fact that it is so difficult for us to do so has certain negative consequences, especially

    if the effects of (at least some of) the work aid agencies do are in fact good enough to

    imply that we should give to them. These negative consequences give those who are in a

    position to make it easier for us to arrive at such judgements strong reasons to do so. In

    §3, I argue that there are certain measures that aid specialists in particular are in a good

    position to take that would make it easier for us to arrive at such judgements. Hence my

    appeal to aid specialists to take such measures. In §4, I articulate and respond to a number

    of objections that might be made to my argument. I finish, in §5, with a brief review.

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Horton, K. J. 2010, ''An appeal to aid specialists'', Development Policy Review, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 27-42.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-72449172890

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/artspapers/1030

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 15

Start Page


  • 27

End Page


  • 42

Volume


  • 28

Issue


  • 1