Ethics in Urban Studies
Option #1 is based on the Ethics Office at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Describe the history of the office with an emphasis on the ethical features of the structure of the office. You will need to research this office and find at least five scholarly sources that support an argument that you will make about the ethical features/shortcomings of the office in responses to specific cases you will select that will include shortcomings of the office. This should not be based on personal opinion unless you have scholarly evidence to back up any claims made. This brings me to how you will find these cases. Once you have researched the Ethics Office, you will pick 2-3 cases from the annual reports (https://www.imf.org/external/hrd/ (Links to an external site.)) that highlight any shortcomings in the operations of the office and/or the IMF as a whole, supporting your argument. Finally, you will present a proposed solution to that problem in your conclusion, including organizational obstacles to overcome and organizational strengths to use in enacting this solution. You will need to provide a full justification for that solution based on an ethical theory (or theories) that we covered in class; in other words, you need to discuss not what the solution is, but also why is it beneficial from an ethics perspective.
The paper should be 10-12 pages, double spaced, Times New Roman (12 point font). It should not exceed 15 pages.