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Att rättfärdiga en betalning vid sidan om

Christiansen, Malin LU (2011) STVK01 20111
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Many aid agencies are working in countries where side-payments is a common
problem in the society. This makes it hard for the aid agencies workers to know how to behave in situations where side-payments are expected. Most aid agencies have a strict policy of not using side-payments, but can side-payments ever be justified if they help the aid agencies to achieve their goals? To answer this question I studied the normative argumentation of deontology and utilitarianism, and compared these two theories against each other. I created tree different situations to which I applied the theories. In two of the situations the theory of deontology justified the side-payment, but utilitarianism did not. My result was that side-payments can be... (More)
Many aid agencies are working in countries where side-payments is a common
problem in the society. This makes it hard for the aid agencies workers to know how to behave in situations where side-payments are expected. Most aid agencies have a strict policy of not using side-payments, but can side-payments ever be justified if they help the aid agencies to achieve their goals? To answer this question I studied the normative argumentation of deontology and utilitarianism, and compared these two theories against each other. I created tree different situations to which I applied the theories. In two of the situations the theory of deontology justified the side-payment, but utilitarianism did not. My result was that side-payments can be justified to help aid agencies to achieve their goals. An important aspect of this is that the answer always depends on the situation and it is hard to say exactly what is required to justify a sidepayment. The deontology theory say that it depends on the good will of the action and the utilitarianism claims that it is all about the welfare consequences. The utilitarianism is more strict when it comes to justifying a side-payment than the deontology. But both theories claims that side-payments can be justified. (Less)
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author
Christiansen, Malin LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVK01 20111
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Konsekvensialism, Utilitarism, Deontologi, Muta, betalning vid sidan om, side-payments, biståndsorganisation, hjälporganisation
language
Swedish
id
1968669
date added to LUP
2011-06-20 14:35:11
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2011-06-20 14:35:11
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  abstract     = {Many aid agencies are working in countries where side-payments is a common
problem in the society. This makes it hard for the aid agencies workers to know how to behave in situations where side-payments are expected. Most aid agencies have a strict policy of not using side-payments, but can side-payments ever be justified if they help the aid agencies to achieve their goals? To answer this question I studied the normative argumentation of deontology and utilitarianism, and compared these two theories against each other. I created tree different situations to which I applied the theories. In two of the situations the theory of deontology justified the side-payment, but utilitarianism did not. My result was that side-payments can be justified to help aid agencies to achieve their goals. An important aspect of this is that the answer always depends on the situation and it is hard to say exactly what is required to justify a sidepayment. The deontology theory say that it depends on the good will of the action and the utilitarianism claims that it is all about the welfare consequences. The utilitarianism is more strict when it comes to justifying a side-payment than the deontology. But both theories claims that side-payments can be justified.},
  author       = {Christiansen, Malin},
  keyword      = {Konsekvensialism,Utilitarism,Deontologi,Muta,betalning vid sidan
om,side-payments,biståndsorganisation,hjälporganisation},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Att rättfärdiga en betalning vid sidan om},
  year         = {2011},
}