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Global Ethics

Global Ethics

An Introduction

  • Author: Heather Widdows
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317491742
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 304
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Global ethics addresses some of the most pressing ethical concerns today, including rogue states, torture, scarce resources, poverty, migration, consumption, global trade, medical tourism, and humanitarian intervention. It is both topical and important. How we resolve (or fail to resolve) the dilemmas of global ethics shapes how we understand ourselves, our relationships with each other and the social and political frameworks of governance now and into the future. This is seen most clearly in the case of climate change, where our actions now determine the environment our grandchildren will inherit, but it is also the case in other areas as our decisions about what it is permissible for humans beings to do to each other determines the type of beings we are. This book, suitable for course use, introduces students to the theory and practice of global ethics, ranging over issues in global governance and citizenship, poverty and development, war and terrorism, bioethics, environmental and climate ethics and gender justice.

Global Ethics

Global Ethics

An Introduction

  • Author: Kimberly Hutchings
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1509513981
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 280
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This revised edition of Kimberly Hutchings’s best-selling textbook provides an accessible introduction to the field of Global Ethics for students of politics, international relations and globalization. It offers an overview and assessment of key perspectives in Global Ethics and their implications for substantive moral issues in global politics. These include the morality of state and non-state violence, the obligations of rich to poor in a globalizing world, and the scope and nature of international human rights. The second edition contains expanded coverage of pressing contemporary issues relating to migration, changes in the technologies of war, and the global environment. Hutchings’s excellent book helps non-specialist students to understand the assumptions underpinning different moral traditions, and enables them to formulate their own views on how to approach moral judgement and prescription – essential in a world which, though it is shared by all, possesses massive cultural differences and inequalities of power.

Global Ethics and Civil Society

Global Ethics and Civil Society

  • Author: Darren O'Byrne
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351933493
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 192
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This detailed and timely volume examines the impact of global transformations on concepts of civil society. Divided into two sections, it evaluates changing notions of ethics and how these transformations are operationalized. The first part deals with the theoretical aspects while the second examines the practical impact of the evolution of global ethics and norms on society. Providing solid case studies, this accessible volume contributes to the theoretical literature in the field and will prove a useful library reference work or graduate reader in the areas of globalization, civil society, ethics, human rights, citizenship and cosmopolitanism.

The Routledge Handbook of Global Ethics

The Routledge Handbook of Global Ethics

  • Author: Darrel Moellendorf,Heather Widdows
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317592379
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 502
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Global ethics focuses on the most pressing contemporary ethical issues - poverty, global trade, terrorism, torture, pollution, climate change and the management of scarce recourses. It draws on moral and political philosophy, political and social science, empirical research, and real-world policy and activism. The Routledge Handbook of Global Ethics is an outstanding reference source to the key topics, problems and debates in this exciting subject, presenting an authoritative overview of the most significant issues and ideas in global ethics. The 31 chapters by a team of international contributors are structured into six key parts: normative theory conflict and violence poverty and development economic justice bioethics and health justice environment and climate ethics. Covering the theoretical and practical aspects of global ethics as well as policy, The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Global Ethics provides a benchmark for the study of global ethics to date, as well as outlining future developments. It will prove an invaluable reference for policy-makers, and is essential reading for students and researchers in philosophy, international relations, political science, environmental and development studies and human rights law.

Global Water Ethics

Global Water Ethics

Towards a global ethics charter

  • Author: Rafael Ziegler,David Groenfeldt
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315469677
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 316
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Scholarly interest in water ethics is increasing, motivated by the urgency of climate change, water scarcity, privatization and conflicts over water resources. Water ethics can provide both conceptual perspectives and practical methodologies for identifying outcomes which are environmentally sustainable and socially just. This book assesses the implications of ongoing research in framing a new discipline of water ethics in practice. Contributions consider the difficult ethical and epistemological questions of water ethics in a global context, as well as offering local, empirical perspectives. Case study chapters focus on a range of countries including Canada, China, Germany, India, South Africa and the USA. The respective insights are brought together in the final section concerning the practical project of a universal water ethics charter, alongside theoretical questions about the legitimacy of a global water ethics. Overall the book provides a stimulating examination of water ethics in theory and practice, relevant to academics and professionals in the fields of water resource management and governance, environmental ethics, geography, law and political science.

Global Ethics

Global Ethics

Anarchy, Freedom and International Relations

  • Author: Mervyn Frost
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134036922
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 192
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This provocative and original book challenges the commonplace that contemporary international interactions are best understood as struggles for power. Eschewing jargon and theoretical abstraction, Mervyn Frost argues that global politics and global civil society must be understood in ethical terms. International actors are always faced with the ethical question: So, what ought we to do in circumstances like these? Illustrating the centrality of ethics to our understanding of global politics and global civil society with detailed case studies, Frost shows how international actors constitute one another in global social practices that are underpinned by specific ethical commitments. Case Studies examined include: The War on Iraq The ‘Global War on Terror’ Iran Human Rights Globalization and Migration The use of Private Military Companies. Global Ethics forces readers to confront their own necessary ethical engagement as citizens and rights holders in global society. Failure to understand international relations in ethical terms will lead to misguided action. This book should be read by all scholars and students of international relations as well as the general reader seeking an accessible account of the importance of ethical decisions in world affairs.

Explorations In Global Ethics

Explorations In Global Ethics

Comparative Religious Ethics And Interreligious Dialogue

  • Author: Sumner B Twiss
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0429980256
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 360
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Inspired by the 1993 Parliament of the Worlds Religions, this volume for the first time brings the scholarly discipline of comparative religious ethics into constructive collaboration with the community of interreligious dialogue. The contributors draw from both communities of discourse in addressing questions of method and theory and global moral issuessuch as human rights, distributive justice, politics of war, international business, the environment, and genocidein a cross-cultural context. }Inspired by the 1993 Parliament of the Worlds Religions, this volume for the first time brings the scholarly discipline of comparative religious ethics into constructive collaboration with the community of interreligious dialogue. Its design is premised on two important insights. First, interreligious dialogue offers to comparative religious ethics a new, more persuasive rationale, agenda of issues, and practical orientation. Second, comparative religious ethics offers to interreligious dialogue an arsenal of critical tools and methods which will enhance the sophistication of its practical work. In this way, both theory (a dominant concern and strength of comparative religious ethics) and praxis (a dominant concern and strength of interreligious moral dialogue) are joined together in mutual effort, each contributing to the benefit of the other.The volumes contributors share this vision of collaboration, drawing explicitly from both communities of discourse in a manner that crosses disciplinary and professional boundaries to deal creatively and constructively with important methodological and global moral issue. Although theory and practice cannot easily be separated in such a collaborative project, for the purpose of clarity, the volume is divided into two main parts. The first specifically engages questions of method, theory, and the social role of the public intellectual; the second, on substantive moral themes and issues, many of which were raised at the 1993 Parliament. Taken together, the volumes essays articulate and illustrate new ways of approaching contemporary moral concerns cross-culturally yet with a rigor appropriate to our complex and pluralistic world.

Practices of Global Ethics

Practices of Global Ethics

Historical Backgrounds, Current Issues, and Future Prospects

  • Author: Frederick Bird
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 1474407064
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 400
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The Practices of Global Ethics takes a unique look at global ethics: not as mere written statements but as a set of practices undertaken by thousands of organisations and hundreds of thousands of people to shape the normative trajectory of human affairs. It looks at statements of global ethical principles including The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Earth Charter and the Rio Documents and positions them as the outcomes and expression of ongoing practices. Offering innovative, critical and thoughtful analyses of ethical practices since World War II, the book examines efforts to promote human rights; foster ecological responsibility; end genocide; reduce global poverty; encourage responsible and sustainable international business practices; cultivate understanding and collaboration amongst the world's religions among other worldwide endeavours.

A Global Ethic for Global Politics and Economics

A Global Ethic for Global Politics and Economics

  • Author: Hans Küng
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 0195122283
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 315
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For anyone concerned about the world we are creating, this book, written by one of the most important living theologians, offers a cautionary look at the coming global society.

Thinking in an Emergency (Norton Global Ethics Series)

Thinking in an Emergency (Norton Global Ethics Series)

  • Author: Elaine Scarry
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393081044
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 176
  • View: 6185
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Award-winning critic Elaine Scarry provides a vital new assessment of leadership during crisis that ensures the protection of democratic values. In Thinking in an Emergency, Elaine Scarry lays bare the realities of “emergency” politics and emphasizes what she sees as the ultimate ethical concern: “equality of survival.” She reveals how regular citizens can reclaim the power to protect one another and our democratic principles. Government leaders sometimes argue that the need for swift national action means there is no time for the population to think, deliberate, or debate. But Scarry shows that clear thinking and rapid action are not in opposition. Examining regions as diverse as Japan, Switzerland, Ethiopia, and Canada, Scarry identifies forms of emergency assistance that represent “thinking” at its most rigorous and remarkable. She draws on the work of philosophers, scientists, and artists to remind us of our ability to assist one another, whether we are called upon to perform acts of rescue as individuals, as members of a neighborhood, or as citizens of a country.

Global Ethics and Moral Responsibility

Global Ethics and Moral Responsibility

Hans Jonas and his Critics

  • Author: John-Stewart Gordon,Holger Burckhart
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317127862
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 238
  • View: 9669
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The philosophy of Hans Jonas was widely influential in the late twentieth century, warning of the potential dangers of technological progress and its negative effect on humanity and nature. Jonas advocated greater moral responsibility and taking this as a starting point, this volume explores current ethical issues within the context of his philosophy. It considers the vital intersection between law and global ethics, covering issues related to technology and ethics, medical ethics, religion and environmental ethics. Examining different aspects of Hans Jonas’ philosophy and applying it to contemporary issues, leading international scholars and experts on his work suggest original and promising solutions to topical problems. This collection of articles revives interest in Hans Jonas’ ethical reasoning and his notion of responsibility. The book covers a wide range of areas and is useful to those interested in philosophy and theory of law, human rights, ethics, bioethics, environmental law, philosophy and theology as well as political theory and philosophy.

An Introduction to Global Health Ethics

An Introduction to Global Health Ethics

  • Author: Andrew D. Pinto,Ross E. G. Upshur
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136178015
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 176
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The field of global health is expanding rapidly. An increasing number of trainees are studying and working with marginalized populations, often within low and middle-income countries. Such endeavours are beset by ethical dilemmas: mitigating power differentials, addressing cultural differences in how health and illness are viewed, and obtaining individual and community consent in research. This introductory textbook supports students to understand and work through key areas of concern, assisting them in moving towards a more critical view of global health practise. Divided into two sections covering the theory and practice of global health ethics, the text begins by looking at definitions of global health and the field’s historical context. It draws on anti-colonial perspectives concepts, developing social justice and solidarity as key principles to guide students. The second part focuses on ethical challenges students may face in clinical experiences or research. Topics such as working with indigenous communities, the politics of global health governance, and the ethical challenges of advocacy are explored using a case study approach. An Introduction to Global Health Ethics includes recommended resources and further readings, and is ideal for students from a range of disciplines – including public health, medicine, nursing, law and development studies – who are undertaking undergraduate and graduate courses in ethics or placements overseas.

Watsuji Tetsurô’s Global Ethics of Emptiness

Watsuji Tetsurô’s Global Ethics of Emptiness

A Contemporary Look at a Modern Japanese Philosopher

  • Author: Anton Luis Sevilla
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319583530
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 258
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This book is a rethinking of ethics and socio-political life through the ideas of Watsuji Tetsurô. Can we build a systematic philosophy of morality, society, and politics, not on the basis of identity and ego, but rather on the basis of selflessness? This book explores such an attempt by the leading ethicist of modern Japan. Using concrete examples and contemporary comparisons, and with careful reference to both English and Japanese sources, it guides the reader through Watsuji’s ideas. It engages three contemporary issues in depth: First, how do we approach the moral agent, as an autonomous being or as a fundamentally relational being? Second, is it the individual or the community that is the starting point for politics? And finally, is ethics something that is globally shared or something fundamentally local? This book aims to be an informative and inspiring resource for researchers, students, and laypersons interested in Buddhist thought.

Global ethics

Global ethics

cases from Africa

  • Author: Ernest Beyaraza
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 184
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Religious Foundations for Global Ethics

Religious Foundations for Global Ethics

  • Author: Robert Bruce McLaren
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • ISBN: 9780131484726
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 291
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For one semester/quarter courses on Religious Ethics. Religious Foundations for Global Ethics is an overview of morality in a “nation of immigrants,” starting with the basic question of what morality is, and culminating in an examination of morality as a source of potential conflict, and how those conflicts can be resolved peacefully. The author strives to discuss ethical concerns from a variety of religious, philosophical and psychological perspectives, so that students are able to conside issues outside of their own cultural point of view.

Global Responsibility

Global Responsibility

In Search of a New World Ethic

  • Author: Hans Kung
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1592445608
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 178
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In this timely and urgent work, Hans Kung reminds us: - Every minute, the nations of the world spend 1.8 million dollars on military armaments; - Every hour, 1500 children die of hunger-related causes; - Every week during the 1980s, more people were detained, tortured, assassinated, made refugee, or in other ways violated by acts of repressive regimes than at any other time in history; - Every month, the world's economic system adds over 7.5 billion dollars to the catastrophically unbearable debt burden of more than 1.5 trillion dollars now resting on the shoulders of Third World peoples; - Every year, an area of tropical forest three-quarters the size of Korea is destroyed and lost; - Every decade, if present global warming trends continue, the temperature of the earth's atmosphere could rise dramatically with a resultant rise in sea levels that would have disastrous consequences, particularly for coastal areas of all the earth's land masses. In 'Global Responsibility', the author offers important new approaches and concludes that: - There can be no peace among the nations without peace among the religions. - There can be no peace among the religions without dialogue between the religions. - There can be no ongoing human society without a global ethic.

Ethics in an Era of Globalization

Ethics in an Era of Globalization

  • Author: Ronald Commers,Wim Vandekerckhove,An Verlinden
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 9780754671954
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 249
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Presenting new developments in the field of global ethics, this volume focuses specifically on how to re-conceive ethics in order to come to grips with ethical and political life today. It sets out an agenda for the field of global ethics, addresses the critiques and illustrates the rapprochement of global ethics.

Ethics in Public Policy and Management

Ethics in Public Policy and Management

A global research companion

  • Author: Alan Lawton,Zeger van der Wal,Leo Huberts
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317931998
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 374
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Ethics in Public Policy and Management: A global research companion showcases the latest research from established and newly emerging scholars in the fields of public management and ethics. This collection examines the profound changes of the last 25 years, including the rise of New Public Management, New Public Governance and Public Value; how these have altered practitioners’ delivery of public services; and how academics think about those services. Drawing on research from a broad range of disciplines, Ethics in Public Policy and Management looks to reflect on this changing landscape. With contributions from Asia, Australasia, Europe and the USA, the collection is grouped into five main themes: theorising the practice of ethics; understanding and combating corruption; managing integrity; ethics across boundaries; expanding ethical policy domains. This volume will prove thought-provoking for educators, administrators, policy makers and researchers across the fields of public management, public administration and ethics.

Global Media Ethics

Global Media Ethics

Problems and Perspectives

  • Author: Stephen J. A. Ward
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118359828
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 344
  • View: 1900
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Global Media Ethics is the first comprehensive cross-cultural exploration of the conceptual and practical issues facing media ethics in a global world. A team of leading journalism experts investigate the impact of major global trends on responsible journalism. The first full-length, truly global textbook on media ethics Explores how current global changes in media promote and inhibit responsible journalism Includes relevant and timely ethical discussions based on major trends in journalism and global media Questions existing frameworks in Media Ethics in light of the impact of global media Contributors are leading experts in global journalism and communication

Natural Law and the Possibility of a Global Ethics

Natural Law and the Possibility of a Global Ethics

  • Author: Mark J. Cherry
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1402022247
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 202
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Accounts of natural law moral philosophy and theology sought principles and precepts for morality, law, and other forms of social authority, whose prescriptive force was not dependent for validity on human decision, social influence, past tradition, or cultural convention, but through natural reason itself. This volume critically explores and assesses our contemporary culture wars in terms of: the possibility of natural law moral philosophy and theology to provide a unique, content-full, canonical morality; the character and nature of moral pluralism; the limits of justifiable national and international policy seeking to produce and preserve human happiness, social justice, and the common good; the ways in which morality, moral epistemology, and social political reform must be set within the broader context of an appropriately philosophically and theologically anchored anthropology. This work will be of interest to philosophers, theologians, bioethicists, ethicists and political scientists.