Globethics Publications | Focus Series

Each volume in this series focuses on a current ethical issue with global relevance and usually has a single author.
 

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The Relevance of Journalism Education in Kenya for Professional Identity and Ethical Standards

Editor: Maryann Ijeoma Egbujor

ISBN: 978-2-88931-232-0
Series number: Globethics.net Focus No. 46
Publication: 2018

The world of journalism and mass communication is being challenged at this time to tackle growing concerns around journalism practice and training due to the spread of mediocrity, unethical behaviour, lack of professionalism in journalism practice, the abuse and denial of press freedom and the commercialization of the media landscape, which tends to undermine human dignity, human rights and liberty.' In this book, Ms Egbujor's presents a well-founded and valid hypothesis using a qualitative research approach in search for purposeful journalism education and offers recommendations for improved identity and ethical standards.

 

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Éthique, gouvernance et performance des entités décentralisées urbaines au Sud-Kivu RD Congo

Editor: Aimé Jules Murhula Manegabe

ISBN:978-2-88931-149-1
Series number: Globethics.net Focus No. 45
Publication: 2017

This book focuses on the ethics, governance and performance of the decentralized territorial entities in Bukavu, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). For nearly forty years, the different political regimes have tried to improve the living conditions of their populations through the implementation of decentralization, which allows the leaders of their leaders to be approached in the hope of triggering a large-scale local development process. The author argues that this theme is highly strategic for a "post-conflict" country, which aspires to consolidate political ethics, democracy and good governance.

 

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Religion, Public Policy and Social Transformation in Southeast Asia: Religion, Identity and Gender Vol. 2

Editor: Dicky Sofjan

ISBN: 978-2-88931-201-6
Series number: Globethics.net Focus No. 44
Publication: 2017

This Book Series is part of a nine-country collaborative research program entitled "Religion, Public Policy and Social Transformation in Southeast Asia". The three-part Book Series deals with religion and its interface with the state and society in Southeast Asia. It examines the multidimensional facets of politics, public policies and social change in relation to contemporary forms of religion, religious communities, thinking, praxes and ethos. All articles in this Book Series were a direct result of a policy-relevant research collaboration conducted by investigators from the participating countries. The issues under examination in this Series include: gender relations, women organizations, identity formation, state policies on gender and religious identity. All of the analyses in this Book Series are fixed within the context of a rapidly changing society in Southeast Asia.

 

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Ética y economía: la relación dañada

Editors: Cristina Calvo / Humberto Shikiya / Deivit Montealegre

ISBN: 978-2-88931-199-6
Series number: Globethics.net Focus No. 43
Publication: 2017

Contributions on the way to the G-20 2018 within the framework of the 2030 agenda. "High-level dialogue on international financial architecture: ethics and economics". Ecoeconomics and the economy of the global common good, structural inequalities and protection of work, financing of crime and public and private corruption, corporate social responsibility and financing for the development of countries and people. Each of these points has a strong impact on the lives of nations and people. Ethics is often absent in many of the activities that take place in the world and also in our own public policies. Any analysis of the international financial system and its preponderance over the productive sectors, on the implementation of economic models away from the real interests of their recipients, as well as policies that do not meet needs and poverty due to lack of resources, highlights the absence of elements of justice, ethics, to achieve resources necessary to find the indispensable equitable solutions. This multidisciplinary debate wants to be a contribution to this process.

 

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Reichtum der Welt - für Alle

Editor: Florian Josef Hoffmann

ISBN: 978-2-88931-188-0
Series number: Globethics.net Focus No. 42
Publication: 2017

Der Titel des Buches verspricht "Reichtum für Alle". Natürlich kann das nicht Superluxus für alle sein. Nein, das wäre unendliche Verschwendung, die in niemandes Interesse sein kann. Gemeint ist etwas Realistisches, nämlich eine halbwegs gerechte Teilhabe aller Menschen am unendlichen und unbeschreiblichen Reichtum dieser unserer gottgegebenen Welt. Alle, wirklich alle, können als Menschen in die Lage versetzt werden, ein selbstbestimmtes, menschenwürdiges Leben zu führen, können "durch Wohlstand zur Freiheit" gelangen. Die Grundvorstellung ist simpel: je mehr Menschen es gibt, umso mehr sind in der Lage, sich sinnvoll in ein sinnvolles Ganzes einzubringen. Sonnenenergie, Technologie und motivierte menschliche Arbeitskraft stehen in gigantischem Ausmaß zur Verfügung.

 

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Search for Non-Violent and People-Centric Development

Editor: John M. Itty

ISBN: 978-2-88931-185-9
Series number: Globethics.net Focus No. 41
Publication: 2017

Market-centric development is not only unjust, inequitable, unsustainable, but also violent. The end of development-aggressive consumption, and the means—aggressive production, trade and accumulation—make development anti-people. The more marketable wealth is produced, the more ill-fare is brought instead of welfare. Financialisation of the economy and neglect of the ecology bring financial and ecological crises. Neglect of non-marketable wealth, like love, caring, sharing, concern for others and social/cultural capital, are the reasons for this malady. Only people-centric development that fosters production of non-marketable wealth along with marketable wealth can promote welfare. In this book, the author, highlights the importance for reducing production of wealth with negative utility, the need to foster spirituality of development, and suggests a few non-market programmes to promote people-centric development.

 

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Market-centric development is not only unjust, inequitable, unsustainable, but also violent. The end of development-aggressive consumption, and the means—aggressive production, trade and accumulation—make development anti-people. The more marketable wealth is produced, the more ill-fare is brought instead of welfare. Financialisation of the economy and neglect of the ecology bring financial and ecological crises. Neglect of non-marketable wealth, like love, caring, sharing, concern for others and social/cultural capital, are the reasons for this malady. Only people-centric development that fosters production of non-marketable wealth along with marketable wealth can promote welfare. In this book, the author, highlights the importance for reducing production of wealth with negative utility, the need to foster spirituality of development, and suggests a few non-market programmes to promote people-centric development.


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Le pacifisme chrétien: Étude de l'Épître aux Romains

Editor: Kahwa Njojo

ISBN: 978-2-88931-162-0
Series number: Globethics.net Focus No. 40
Publication: 2017

La recrudescence et l'omniprésence de cas de violence dans le monde invite à une réflexion théologique au sujet du problème de la construction de la paix dans un monde violent. Une réponse biblique s'avère indispensable. Le pacifisme caractérisé par la non-violence est un moyen efficace pour aboutir à la paix. Il est cohérent avec le message de l'Évangile et pertinent en ce qui a trait à la contribution que l'Église peut apporter dans son rôle de communauté appelée à construire la paix dans le monde. Ce livre développe la notion du pacifisme à partir de la lecture du passage de Romains 12,12-21.

 

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Interfaith Dialogues in Indonesia and Beyond

Editor: Leonard Chrysostomos Epafras

ISBN: 978-2-88931-183-5
Series number: Globethics.net Focus No. 39
Publication: 2017

Religious Studies in Indonesia as a full-fledged discipline has a long precedence, at least since 1970s, but found its momentum after the reformation of 1998. The establishment of CRCS (Centre for Religion and Cross-cultural Studies) in 2000, and the Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies (ICRS) in 2006 marked a significant shift of the discipline. The two institutions provided Master and Doctoral program and researches on Religious Studies. In commemoration to the tenth anniversary of ICRS in 2016, eight alumni contributed part of their research project in the present volume, in order to provide a glimpse of the shift and issues addressed in the discipline at the present day Indonesia. One contribution from the Philippines emphasised further the dynamic of the studies in the region.

 

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Ética y solidaridad: Perspectivas históricas y normativas

Editor: Edison Paul Tabra Ochoa 

ISBN:978-2-88931-175-0
Series number: Globethics.net Focus No. 38
Publication: 2017

This work assumes the challenge of apprehending an idea as multifaceted as that of solidarity. To do this, in addition to carrying out a complete study of the different views that have been offered of the term, we choose the right strategy to break down its content. The proposal manages to integrate in a single concept the objective approach (as a duty or principle), contractual content, with the subjective vision (as virtue and attitude), human development factor. This is, according to the author, the only way to guarantee the essential goal of solidarity: the common good and the reduction of inequalities in society due to the lack of means of compliance or the tendency to conform.

 

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Regional Organisations and Sustainable Governance of Mineral Resources in Tanzania

Editor: Conrad John Masabo

ISBN: 978-2-88931-152-1
Series number:Globethics.net Focus No. 37
Publication: 2016

In today's global scene, there are obvious manifests of the changing perceptions and views over resource discourse. The negative image of resource as ‘a curse' is giving way to a more positive approach, stressing on the potential transformational role that resources can play in the processes of development. This has influenced the prominence of governance agenda and mineral resources governance in Africa in particular and the role of regional organisations in mineral resources governance. As such, regional organisations are rapidly acquiring more power that has positioned them to prescribe, promote and protect standards of governance in different sectors including mining sectors in member states, irrespective of their original purposes. This book examines the contribution of African regional organisations in governance of the mineral sector in Tanzania.

 

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Gerechtigkeit für Alle: Religiöser Sozialismus in Mission und Entwicklung

Editor: Karl Wilhelm Rennstich

ISBN: 978-2-88931-140-8
Series number: Globethics.net Focus No. 36
Publication: 2016

Christliche Missionen, Bewegungen und Pioniere von den Klöstern bis zum Widerstand im Dritten Reich und Missions-Handelsunternehmen haben sich innovativ für Gerechtigkeit und Entwicklung eingesetzt. Exemplarisch, sehr faktenreich und sorgfältig zeigt das Werk dieses mutige Gerechtigkeitsstreben an ausgewählten, besonders protestantischen, Pionieren, Missionen, Unternehmen und Bewegungen in Europa, Afrika, Amerika, China, Japan und deren weltweiten Ausstrahlung auf. Sie werden wie ein roter Faden als Religiöser Sozialismus - Gerechtigkeit aus religiöser Motivation - dargelegt. Eine reiche Quelle zur Missionsgeschichte, Entwicklungsethik, Gerechtigkeitspraxis, christlichen Unternehmensethik, Wirtschafts- und Handelsgeschichte und des Religiösen Sozialismus. Eine Orientierungshilfe und ein Hoffnungsbuch von Christen und Christinnen mit Vision, Glaubensstärke, Mut und strategischer Weisheit, um diese Welt in Richtung „Gerechtigkeit für alle" zu bewegen.

 

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Local Cultural Values and Projects of Economic Development

Editor: Symphorien Ntibagirirwa

ISBN: 978-2-88931-110-1
Series number: Globethics.net Focus No. 35
Publication: 2016

The author focuses the reflection on the link between local cultural values and projects of economic development in light of Sen's capability approach. He argues what people believe and value facilitate the passage from the universal conception of economic development to feasibility of development at the local level. Through 12 case studies, the book illustrates how the theoretical framework of Sen's capability approach, namely the definition of freedom to self-determination and the definition of development as the expansion of people's freedoms, applies in practice.

 

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Identités territoriales et conflits dans la province du Sud-Kivu, R.D. Congo

Editor: Bosco Muchukiwa

ISBN: 978-2-88931-112-5
Series number: Globethics.net Focus No. 34
Publication: 2016

Les territoires de Fizi, de Kalehe et d'Uvira sont des foyers de conflits au Sud-Kivu (R.D. Congo); ils ont racines dans le processus d'organisation de l'espace politique à l'époque coloniale. La reconfiguration de l'espace a produit des nouvelles entités territoriales et administratives (les chefferies agrandies, les secteurs et les territoires) qui sont des réalités sociologiques et politiques. La méconnaissance des différences entre le territoire ethnique et étatique et entre peuples autochtones et allochtones est un adjuvant de conflits. Quelques pistes susceptibles d'orienter des actions pour la paix sociale sont exposées; elles passent par l'exigence éthique préalable d'une reconnaissance réciproque des organisations territoriales, de l'histoire des peuples et d'une prise en considération des normes de droit.

 

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Religion, Public Policy and Social Transformation in Southeast Asia. Managing Religious Diversity Vol.1

Editor: Dicky Sofjan

ISBN: 978-2-88931-114-9
Series number:Globethics.net Focus No. 33
Publication: 2016

This book series deals with religion and its interface with the state and society in Southeast Asia. It examines the multidimensional facets of politics, public policies and social change in relation to contemporary forms of religions, religious communities, thinking, praxis and ethos. All articles in this Book Series were a direct result of a policy-relevant research collaboration conducted by investigators from the participating countries from 2013–2016. The issues under examination in this Series include: state management of diversity, multicultural policies, religious social activism and state-society relations. All of the analyses in this Book Series are fixed within the context of a rapidly changing society in Southeast Asia.

 

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Globalisation of Concern III. Essays on Climate Justice, Education, Sustainability and Technology

Editor: Aidan G. Msafiri

ISBN: 978-2-88931-098-2
Series number:Globethics.net Focus No. 32
Publication: 2016

In this third collection of essays under the title of Globalisation of Concern, Aidan G. Msafiri addresses the pressing topical subjects of our time providing ethical orientations on the ethics of land justice and sustainability, the role and relevance of education and the developments of technology and cyberspace in societies. The Christian, African and global perspective of this book makes it an important source for students and decision-makers in all sectors of society. A book of reflection and hope.

 

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Speaking Truth to Power. A Critique of the Church of South India Episcopacy (Governance) of the 21st Century

Editor: Joseph G. Muthuraj

ISBN: 978-2-88931-094-4
Series number:Globethics.net Focus No. 31
Publication: 2015

The demand for a better power control and accountability in the Indian Christian Churches underlines the issue of transforming traditional leadership models. The Church of South India (CSI) is a unique church since it is the pioneer of a united and uniting church since 1947, uniting the Anglican, Methodist, Presbyterian and Congregationalist denominations of the missionary churches. With over 4 million members, it is a powerful church even though Christians in India represent a small minority. The process of a constitutional reform is currently debated to change the character of this church from a united to an episcopal church with an accumulation of power in the role of the moderator. The controversy about this reform is linked to ongoing criticisms about corruption in many of the CSI-related institutions. On this background, church governance becomes a hot issue of power control and accountability, and above all, of the faithfulness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the credibility of the community of believers.

 

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Tramas pedagógicas en la Teología: Herramientas para una Educación Teológica de calidad

Editor: Matthias Preiswerk 

ISBN: 978-2-88931-075-3
Series number: Globethics.net Focus No. 30
Publication: 2015

This work represents, in the first place, an effort of detailed and synthetic analysis regarding the state of the question and the interpretation of the Theological Education in Latin America, and secondly, some proposals of consultancies in the fields of evaluation, planning and research. to respond to the challenges and limitations detected. This material is, in turn, a systematization of the more than seven years of work of Pedagogical and Theological Services (SPT) accompanying, training and advising various educational institutions in the continent. This book, unique in its subject, is an indispensable tool for an evaluation and a rethinking of the Latin American educational theological task, especially from the challenges of its pedagogical framework.

 

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Responsible Leadership in Action: the Value of Values

Global Ethics Forum 2015 Report

ISBN: 978-2-88931-079-1
Series number: Globethics.net Focus No. 29
Publication: 2015

How to be a responsible leader in the context of the world crises today?
This was the guiding question of the 6th edition of the Global Ethics Forum (GEF), that took place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 25-27 June 2015. The GEF 2015, a cross-sectoral and multinational gathering, provided an ideal multidimensional platform of discussion for this topic, witnessing lots of cross-fertilization. Next to reflecting the state and need for responsible leadership in the different sectors and regions, the Forum emphasized the exploration of solutions for both general and issue- or sector-specific challenges. These include projects for codes of ethics implementation, for improved access to jobs, enhanced responsible investment, values-driven education, responsible resource management and many more. This report presents a summary of the entire conference including recommendations and projects for action.

 

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Integrating Faith with Work: A Ministry Transformational Model

Integrating Faith with Work: A Ministry Transformational Model

Editor: Elly K. Kansiime

ISBN: 978-2-88931-087-6-
Series number: Globethics.net Focus No. 28
Publication: 2015

The author shows that bad mannered young people are not only punished by caning, but are given manual work as punishment. The consequence of this practice is that some people grow up believing that work is the punishment for wrong doers, which results in their hating it. The idea that work results in benefits to the one doing it seems trivial but, as a result of a wrong attitude, the value that comes from regarding work as part of human joy can easily been turned into resentment. Integrating faith with work among the Christians of the Anglican Church of the Province of Uganda comes as a response to possible transvaluation of values during the 21st century, when work becomes so important in terms of domestic consumption and national growth. This publication points out the positive values of work and how they can be recovered through biblical teaching.

 

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Etika dan Religiusitas Anti-Korupsi. Dari Konsep ke Praktek di Indonesia

Editor: Nina Mariani Noor

ISBN: 978-2-88931-063-0
Series number: Globethics.net Focus No. 27
Publication: 2015

The thirteen articles by students, academics and young professionals – mostly in Bahasa Indonesia – discussing about anti corruption ethics and religiosity from different aspects and point of views. These articles are from essay competition held by Globethics.net Indonesia in 2014 and from Globethics panel in International Graduate Students and Scholars in Indonesia 2014.

 

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