Regis College Senior Honors Program
Thesis - Open Access
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Thus, my motivation in writing this thesis and working with those in the developing world comes not only from the relationships I have formed abroad, but it is also grounded in the philosophy of John Rawls. Some may criticize Rawls perspective and proposals, but for me, his work makes solid sense. Rawls takes the complicated and messy world of development and boils it down to the one point; if we were in their shoes, we would hope that someone would help us too. This thesis of course addresses the larger picture of development and aid work. Though it may not seem as directly effecting individuals living in poverty, changes in the development field at large have significant impact on the individuals which we are attempting to help. In this way, the success or failure of the Millennium Development Goals has become personal. It matters not only to the future of development work, but to the actual lives of Oliver, Yolanie, Trudy and Tilda.
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Coalwell, Chelsea, "The Millennium Development Goals: Changing the Way We Do Development" (2011). Student Publications. 531.