David A. Crocker

David A. Crocker is Senior Research Scholar at the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy and the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, USA. He specializes in sociopolitical philosophy, international development ethics, transitional justice, democracy and democratization, and the ethics of consumption. In the School's M.A. and Ph.D. development program, he teaches courses on ethics, development, foreign aid, democracy, and human rights. Crocker taught philosophy for twenty-five years at Colorado State University. He was a visiting professor at the University of Munich, twice a Fulbright Scholar the University of Costa Rica, and held the UNESCO Chair in Development at the University of Valencia (Spain). Currently an officer of the Human Development and Capability Association, he was founder and former president of the International Development Ethics Association (IDEA). In the spring of 2007, he was named director of the undergraduate College Park Scholars-Public Leadership living-learning-service program. He was co-principal investigator (with Dr. Sabina Alkire) of a World Bank-funded research and training project entitled "Responding to the Values of the Poor: Participation and Aspiration."

Among his publications are Praxis and Democratic Socialism; editor (with Toby Linden), Ethics of Consumption: The Good Life, Justice, and Global Stewardship; Florecimiento humano y desarrollo internacional: La nueva ética de capacidades humanas; editor (with Jesus Conill) ¿Republicanismo y educación cívica: Más allá del liberalismo?, and Ethics of Global Development: Agency, Capability, and Deliberative Democracy (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming). He is working on a book whose working title is Reckoning with Past Wrongs: Ends, Means, and Cases.