Focus Series

Books with a focus on a topical ethical issues written by academics and researchers, usually with a continental or regional relevance

Seeds for Successful Transformation. Global Ethics Forum 2012 Report. Outcomes and Next Steps 2012-2014

Editor:
Páraic Réamonn
ISBN:
978-2-940428-54-0
Series number:
Globethics.net Focus Series No. 10
Publication:
2012
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...Visions of a fair economy have to be combined with concrete small steps. Such seeds of transformation give hope.

The Global Ethics Forum (GEF) 2012 focused on two of the crucial challenges of transformation towards creating an ethical economy: the financial markets and sustainability after Rio+20. Over 70 speakers from all continents contributed to the search for ethical transformation, discussing concrete aspects of themes such as sustainability, financial transformation, transparency, and ethical business management.

End-of-Life Decisions, Ethics and the Law. A Case for Statutory Legal Clarity and Reform in South Africa

Autor:
Willem A Landman
ISBN:
978-2-940428-52-6
Series number:
Globethics.net Focus Series No. 9
Publication:
2012
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This position paper puts forward an ethical case for end-of-life decision-mak¬ing legislation. Such legislation would clarify areas of legal uncertainty, most notably in respect of terminal pain management, withholding and withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment (sometimes called "passive euthanasia"), and advance directives (a living will and a durable power of attorney for healthcare). More controversially, the paper also argues for the inclusion of assisted dying (assisted suicide and voluntary active euthanasia) in a comprehensive end-of-life decision-making bill.

Globalisation of Concern II: Essays on Education, Health, Climate Change and Cyberspace

Autor:
Aidan G. Msafiri
ISBN:
978-2-940428-46-5
Series number:
Globethics.net Focus Series No. 8
Publication:
2012
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Aidan G. Msafiri gives precise and engaged ethical orientations on timely topics such as the ethics of media, environment, medicine, economy, climate change and education. 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.

Filsafat, Etika, dan Kearifan Lokal untuk Konstruksi Moral Kebangsaan

Editors:
Siti Syamsiyatun and Nihayatul Wafiroh
ISBN:
978-2-940428-44-1
Series number:
Globethics.net Focus Series No. 7
Publication:
2012
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This volume in the Focus series is the result of a partnership between Globethics.net and the Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies (ICRS), Yogyakarta. In eleven contributions many questions are discussed: Pancasila ethics and governance, ethics in science, blogging ethics, business ethics, gender equality, human cloning, the theology of forgiveness, postcolonial perspectives on Christian mission, religious radicalism, and the use of religions to build up or divide communities.

Etika Islam dan Problematika Sosial di Indonesia

Editors:
Siti Syamsiyatun / Ferry Muhammadsyah Siregar
ISBN:
978-2-940428-42-7
Series number:
Globethics.net Focus Series No. 6
Publication:
2012
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Among the many questions faced by Muslims in Indonesia are bioethics, democracy and good governance, freedom of religion, inculturation and multiculturalism, Islam and science, peace-building and social harmony, relations with the opposite sex, and responses to natural disasters. The ten articles by students, academics and young professionals consider these different aspects of Islamic ethics in the social context of Indonesia and beyond.

Ethics in Politics: Why it matters more than ever and how it can make a difference

Author:
Benoît Girardin
ISBN:
978-2-940428-20-5
Series number:
Globethics.net Focus Series No. 5
Publication:
2012
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This book is an affirmation: Yes, ethics in politics is possible – and it pays off. It is not a naive dream. The author chooses a pragmatic approach and tests whether value orientation can make a difference in politics and how. He presents practical cases and outlines criteria for dealing with dilemmas. He singles out four fundamental ethical values to achieve: limitation of power, effectiveness, accountability and justice.

The Value of Values in Business: Global Ethics Forum Report 2011, Recommendations and Projects 2012-2013

ISBN:
978-2-940428-27-4
Series number:
Globethics.net Focus Series No. 4
Publication:
2011
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What is the value of values in business? Corporate responsibility, when genuine, serves the long-term self-interest and reputation of the corporation and serves the community and society as well. It serves the cause of sustainable development, not just by safeguarding the environment or avoiding social harm, but by promoting businesses that are themselves sustainable.

Revitaliser un Congo en panne: un bilan 50 ans après l'indépendance de la République Démocratique du Congo

Author:
Vincent Mbavu Muhindo
ISBN:
978-2-940428-28-1
Series number:
Globethics.net Focus Series No. 3
Publication:
2011
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La République Démocratique du Congo RDC - avec toutes ses ressources naturelles – est un des pays les plus riches du monde. Elle est – avec une surface équivalente à celle de l'Europe de l'Ouest - un pays riche de peuples, d'ethnies, de cultures, de religions et de paysages magnifiques. Mais ces richesses attirent aussi beaucoup d'acteurs qui cherchent à en tirer un bénéfice, profitant des conflits et d'un Etat de droit déficient.

Corruption-Free Churches are Possible: Experiences, Values and Solutions

Author:
Christoph Stückelberger
ISBN:
978-2-940428-04-5
Series number:
Globethics.net Focus Series No. 2
Publication:
2010
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In spite of all the efforts and successes during the last twenty years corruption remains a major ethical challenge around the globe and one of the main obstacles to development. This study concentrates on a sector, on which not many publications are available: churches, mission organizations and development agencies.

Das Menschenrecht auf Nahrung und Wasser. Eine ethische Priorität

Author:
Christoph Stückelberger
ISBN:
978-2-940428-06-9
Series number:
Globethics.net Focus Series No. 1
Publication:
2009
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Das Menschenrecht auf Nahrung und das Menschenrecht auf Wasser sind die Voraussetzungen für alle andern Menschenrechte. Diese Studie begründet ethisch und theologisch ihre Bedeutung, zeigt die Fortschritte in der völkerrechtlichen Konkretion und fordert weitere verbindliche Massnahmen zur Umsetzung dieser Rechte.

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