|제목||46권 2호 A Normative Reflection on Korean ODA Policy: Self-Regards, Duty, and Obligation|
1.Huck-ju Kwon Eunju Kim.pdf
A Normative Reflection on Korean ODA Policy: Self-Regards, Duty, and Obligation
Huck-ju Kwon ․ Eunju Kim
With the increasing role of East Asian countries in global efforts for poverty reduction and development, an important question has emerged about their policy rationale for international development cooperation. Are East Asian countries using international development for their own economic and commercial advantage, or are they really pursuing the goal of global justice? This paper seeks to answer the question with reference to normative values and ideas, shedding light on the normative aspects of Korean official development assistance (ODA) policy. It first discusses normative theories that construct the moral duty and ethical obligation for international development assistance in order to set a normative reference. Secondly, this paper reviews the underlying policy rationale of Korean ODA. It argues that Korean ODA is strongly self-regarding, as Korean people have a very strong sense of pride about it, while they also feel an obligation towards international development assistance. In conclusion, this paper suggests a three-pronged approach to Korean ODA for the future, while incorporating the strength of Korean development experience and knowledge: aid for human freedom, aid for socio-economic and political development, and aid for the global public good.
Keywords Korean ODA․moral duty․obligation․self-regards․global public good
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