From Gross Misconduct to Responsible Behavior. A Dream That Necessitates Being Realistic

Vinca Bigo

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There is little substance in discourses of sustainable development, unless they are sustained by a credible notion of responsibility. My paper is motivated by a dire state of affairs, the ubiquitous failure of governance, and, more generally, the proliferation of widespread non sustainable and irresponsible practices. Consequently, my project is to develop a grounded understanding of responsibility, and to seek out the particular conditions necessary for responsible conduct, one liable to underpin socially sustainable development in practice.

JEL Classification: Q56 (Sustainability), A13 (Relation of Economics to Social Values), P16 (Political Economy)


  • responsibility
  • moral realism
  • moral psychology
  • distortion
  • gender