David A. Crocker

University of Maryland


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. He specializes in social theory, development ethics, transitional justice, democratization, and the ethics of consumption.

His books include Praxis and Democratic Socialism: The Critical Social Theory of Markovic and Stojanovic (1983), Ethics of Consumption: The Good Life, Justice, and Global Stewardship (edited with Toby Linden, 1998), and Ethics of Global Development: Agency, Capability, and Deliberative Democracy (2008).

Featured Work

JUN 25, 2003 Article

Democratic Development and Reckoning with the Past: The Case of Spain in Comparative Context

Boyd and Crocker discuss Spain as a case study of the problems raised by the process of development and democratization in a country that must ...

MAY 20, 1999 Transcript

Evaluating Justice and Reconciliation Efforts

Drawing from their observations of truth and reconciliation efforts in Bosnia, South Africa, Chile, Guatemala, and Cambodia, the panelists explore the challenges of confronting a ...