Joining IDEA

Membership is open to any individual who is in sympathy with IDEA’s approach to development issues. Benefits of membership include:

  • One-year subscription, paper copy only, Journal of Global Ethics (saving of 66% from the regular subscription price for South and student members and 33% for others)
  • Email subscription to IDEA Occasional Newsletters (approximately 3 per year)
  • Eligibility to present at IDEA conferences
  • Solidarity with those of common concerns (priceless!)

To join IDEA online, go to the Philosophy Documentation Center website at

Alternatively, you may send a cheque or money order in the appropriate US Dollar amount (see below for rates) to:

Philosophy Documentation Center, PO Box 7147, Charlottesville VA 22906-7147, USA. Please include a mailing address and an email address, and an indication of this notice, explaining that funds are intended for International Development Ethics Association Membership.
2022 membership rates:
”South” Members (and all student, unemployed, or retired): USD 40
”North” Members (employed): USD 75

If you are already a member, to determine whether your membership is current, please search your email for a recent missive from If that doesn’t make it clear, please try logging in to the link further above.

The IDEA Bylaws also afford a “contributing membership” status: those who are not in a position to pay dues may become contributing members with all the same rights as dues-paying members, though subscription to the Journal cannot be included in this membership. If you wish to be considered as a contributing member, please email your request for inclusion to the organization’s secretary, Anna Malavisi,