I am semi-retired but still at the City University of New York, Graduate Center, Philosophy Department.
I am the author of The Ethics of Care: Personal, Political, and Global; Feminist Morality: Transforming Culture, Society, and Politics; and other relevant books and articles, most recently “Morality, Care, and International Law,” in Ethics and Global Politics (open access)
I am interested in moral, social, and political philosophy. The ethics of care seemed promising and I wanted to contribute to its development.
It is a new approach to morality based on the experience of caring and being cared for and reflection on the values involved. It is both a moral theory and theorizing about practices of care. For fuller discussion, please see my book The Ethics of Care.
That it is potentially an alternative to the traditional and dominant but inadequate moral theories of Kantian ethics, utilitarianism, and virtue theory.
Largely through their writings: Sara Ruddick, Joan Tronto, Nel Noddings, Fiona Robinson, Selma Sevenhuijsen, Eva Kittay, Margaret Walker, Carol Gilligan, Diana Meyers, Peta Bowden….
I hope my book The Ethics of Care makes a contribution. Limiting myself to 3 other suggestions, they would be Sara Ruddick’s Maternal Thinking, Joan Tronto’s Moral Boundaries, and Fiona Robinson’s Globalizing Care.
See answer to Question 2
It needs to improve its formulation as moral theory and to explore its implications for social, political, legal, and global issues.
I wish you much success !!