Symphorien Ntibagirirwa, 50, from Burundi, gained experience in the field, serving as editor of the "Revue Ethique et Société"(Burundi) since 2004, as lecturer on Leadership Ethics and on the Governance of Economic Development at the International Leadership University and as a lecturer in Moral Philosophy and Natural Law at the University of Ngozi, Burundi.
Dr Ntibagirirwa works as the Director of the Institute of Development and Economic Ethics, IDEE-Burundi, which is a Globethics.net partner institution.
Why is ethics so important for him as a subject? His answer is inspiring: "Simply because it is a key to making people and society better; ethics is a sure way to happiness. The way of ethics no less than the way of truth leads to happiness."
Providing 12 case studies, the book illustrates how the theoretical framework of Sen's approach applies in practice, namely the definition of freedom to self-determination and the definition of development as the expansion of people's freedoms.
Nowadays, the author continues to focus his research on the field of capability theory, the ethics of development, the governance of development, economic ethics and corporate governance. His forthcoming books include: Approaching corporate governance through Ubuntu and Ethique professionnelle pour la société de notre temps.