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Ethics in the Information Society: the Nine 'P's

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A Discussion Paper for the WSIS+10 Process 2013-2015
ISBN:
978-2-940428-34-2
Series number:
Globethics.net Text No. 4
Publication:
2013
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The global ethics network Globethics.net calls in this discussion paper for value-based decisions and actions for the development of information, communication and knowledge. It is based on seven core values: equity, freedom, care and compassion, participation, sharing, sustainability and responsibility. These values are exemplified on nine core topics of the information and knowledge society, the "Nine P's": principles, participation, people, profession, privacy, piracy, protection, power and policy. The Globethics.net Board of Foundation discussed and acknowledged the issue paper on 5 May 2013. Globethics.net invites all interested and concerned persons and institutions to discuss it and send their feedback and proposals for improvements to the Executive Director Christoph Stückelberger: stueckelberger@globethics.net. Website: www.globethics.net.

Globethics.net Principles on Equality and Inequality for a Sustainable Economy

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Endorsed by the Global Ethics Forum 2014 with Results from Ben Africa Conference 2014
ISBN:
978-2-88931-025-8
Series number:
Globethics.net Text No. 5
Publication:
2015
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The Global Ethics Forum (GEF) Conference 2014 in Bangalore (India) called for more Equality in an Unequal World. The conference participants elaborated and endorsed in plenary sessions and eleven workgroups the following declaration on Principles on Equality and Inequality for a Sustainable Economy proposed by the Globethics.net.

Religions for Climate Justice International Interfaith. Statements 2008-2014

Editors:
Globethics.net
ISBN:
978-2-88931-006-7
Series number:
Globethics.net Text No. 3
Publication:
2014
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Religions and Faith communities on all continents are engaged for life and Climate Justice since many years. The common threat of humanity leads to clear interfaith calls to politicians to act more courageously. In this publication, nine international and interfaith statements from 2008 to September 2014 are collected.

CSR Report on Chinese Business Overseas Operations

Editors:
Liu Baocheng / Zhang Mengsha
ISBN:
978-2-88931-250-4
Series number:
Globethics.net China Ethics Series No. 8
Publication:
2018
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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) refers to corporate behaviour that pro-actively meets the ethical expectations of the public and voluntarily contributes to the society. The global CSR movement yields numerous initiatives, standards and legislation. Owing to the need for development as well as the reform and opening-up policy, mounting Chinese enterprises are "going global" with large amounts of capital. Nevertheless, some foreign governments cast doubt on China's strategic intent, and the general public is dissatisfied with Chinese CSR performance. Chinese enterprises must strengthen their capacities regarding risk control, internal governance, public communication etc., so as to achieve mutual benefit with multi-stakeholders and build an image of responsible global citizenship.

Eglise, Protection des Droits de l'Homme et Refondation de l'Etat en République Démocratique du Congo. Essai d'une éthique politique engagée

Editors:
Kitoka Moke Mutondo
ISBN:
978-2-940428-30-4
Series number:
Globethics.net Theses 1
Publication:
2012
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Que fait l'Eglise devant les violations des Droits de l'Homme dont sont quotidiennement victimes les populations de la République Démocratique du Congo? Comment l'Eglise, peut-elle contribuer à la construction d'un Etat de droit dans ce pays?C'est à ces questions que tente de répondre Kitoka Moke Muntondo en définissant les rôles que doit jouer l'Eglise dans le processus de refondation de l'Etat en République Démocratique du Congo en vue de faire de ce pays un Etat de droit.

Ethique de la migration. La valeur de la justice comme base pour une migration dans l'Union Européenne et la Suisse

Editors:
Ange Lusanga Sankieme
ISBN:
978-2-940428-48-9
Series number:
Globethics.net Theses 2
Publication:
2012
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Le problème de la migration est aussi ancien que l'humanité, bien qu'il se pose de nos jours avec beaucoup plus d'acuité. En Suisse, les initiatives sur l'immigration, l'asile et la naturalisation s'inscrivent dans une longue tradition qui s'est toujours ravivée, la plupart du temps, par une multitude de résaux d'extrême droite. Dans l'état actuel du monde, de plus en plus interconnecté et globalisé, la mobilité et l'expatriation deviennent des droit inaliénables des citoyens modernes et aucun État ne devrait iniquement s'opposer à l'entrée des étrangers sur son territoire national, avec des restrictions bien sûr, mais sans pour autant justifier les discriminations retrouvées dans la manière de gérer la question de la migration.

Improving Sustainable Performance of SMEs. The Dynamic Interplay of Morality and Management Systems

Editors:
Jörg F. W. Bürgi
ISBN:
978-2-88931-014-2
Series number:
Globethics.net Theses No. 9
Publication:
2014
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This thesis aims to design and develop a comprehensive SME model and measuring tool and to close the narrowing gap of research concerned with performance optimization in SMEs. This study focuses on the positions of 27 individual SMEs concerning specific issues against their societal, economic and physical context.

Local Culture and Early Parenting in China. A Case Study on Chinese Christian Mothers' Childrearing Experiences

Editors:
Jun Yan
ISBN:
978-2-88931-065-4
Series number:
Globethics.net Theses No. 10
Publication:
2nd ed./reprint 2019
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With the increase of Chinese Christians born in the "post-70s" and "post-80s" generations, the issue of early childhood education in Christian families deserves attention from an academic standpoint in these days. This study aims to interpret the meaning of Christian families' childrearing experiences within the social and cultural contexts of China. It explores the educational philosophy of Chinese Christian families and examines how it influenced their childrearing activities through the detailed descriptions of Chinese Christian mothers' childrearing experiences. Christian fathers are more involved in education than non-Christian. The parents act with the dual cultural orientation of "Sincization" and "Christianization".

Ethnonationalism and Conflict Resolution. The Armed Group Bany2 in DR Congo

Editors:
Naupess K. Kibiswa
ISBN:
978-2-88931-031-9
Series number:
Globethics.net Theses No. 13
Publication:
2015
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Based on evidence collected and analyzed about repetitive armed conflicts in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo in Africa, Dr. Kibiswa establishes in this book that Bany2 armed group leaders, involved in insurgencies, fit into the two Van Evera's criteria of ethnonationalist groups. Indeed, they display more loyalty to their ethnic group than to the DRC nation and are moved by their desire to achieve statehood. As such, this underlying motivation of their never-ending fights is hard for the DRC nation to accommodate, while their geographic proximity to their fatherland as well as the availability of natural resources provide them with favorable conditions.

Catholics in Manggarai, Flores, Eastern Indonesia

Editors:
Fransiska Widyawati
ISBN:
978-2-88931-268-9
Series number:
Globethics.net Theses Series No. 29
Publication:
2018
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In comparison with other parts of Indonesia, Catholicism in Manggarai, West Flores, Eastern Indonesia is relatively new. The Divine Missionaries started to introduce Catholic Church at the beginning of 20th century. Only in about thirty years, most of the people had become Catholics. Now, in terms of the number of the Catholics, church buildings, Catholic schools, priests, parishes, and religious congregations, the Church of Manggarai (with apostolic administration's name, the Diocese of Ruteng) has become the biggest Church in Indonesia. This book studies on the development of Catholicism in Manggarai during the 20th century; the process by which Catholicization relate to local religion, politics and identity; the perception of Manggarai Catholic to Catholicism; and the main problems and struggles that confronted Manggaraian the politics of conversion and transformation to be a vastly Catholic land in the contemporary time.