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Women's Status and Gender Relations in Post-Genocide Rwanda. Focus on the Local and Everyday Life Level

Editor:
Josephine Mukabera
ISBN:
978-2-88931-193-4
Series number:
Globethics.net Theses No. 24
Publication:
2017
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After the 1994 genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda, the Government introduced gender equality programs in its development priorities to reduce gender-based inequalities and poverty. Currently, Rwanda tops the list as the country with the highest proportion of women in parliament worldwide, with nearly 64 percent of seats held by women. However, some people remain biased against the concept of women in position of power. Institutional gender sensitive norms, equally benefiting women and men, and correcting gender biased practices in leadership opportunities and rights provision are needed. This work assesses changes related to women's status and gender relations at the local level of Rwanda, exploring the responsibilities allocated to women in the local government, religious institutions and the family decisions.

Work Motivation and Pro-Social Behavior in the Delivery of Public Services. Theoretical and Empirical Insights

Editors:
Nicoleta Acatrinei
ISBN:
978-2-88931-150-7
Series number:
Globethics.net Theses No. 23
Publication:
2016
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Motivating civil servants is a key issue in the delivery of public services. Issues such as efficiency, performance, anti-corruption and quality of public services are highly dependent on the motivation of employees in public services. How to motivate them in order to better fulfill the objectives of public agencies? This research is original by proposing, thanks to a structural equation modelling, a global work motivational model allowing the disentanglement of intrinsic and extrinsic work motivations and their inner interactions. She shows how and when these types of motivation impact positively or negatively various work related outcomes, such as prosocial behavior, anti-corruption behavior, job satisfaction, altruistic behavior at work which are sources of efficiency and ethics in government activities.

Intelligence Reformation in the Post-Dictatorial Democratic Republic of Congo. A Critical Analysis of DRC's Intelligence Service

Editors:
John Kasuku
ISBN:
978-2-88931-120-0
Series number:
Globethics.net Theses No. 21
Publication:
2016
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While the current body of knowledge on the role of intelligence services in post-colonial Africa emphazises the protection of dictatorial regimes and poor governance of the security sector as the main contributing factors to the inefficiency and ineffectiveness of African intelligence services, this book offers a critical analysis of the missions assigned to intelligence agencies during different periods of DRC's political history and demonstrates that Congolese intelligence services rather efficiently protected Western interests during the Cold War period, when the West was competing with the Soviet Union over the control of the African continent. During this period, for over three decades, they incidentally protected the political leadership, which is the key role for intelligence services in virtually all states.

Les fondements éthiques du féminisme. Réflexions à partir du contexte africain

Editors:
Fifamè Fidèle Houssou Gandonou
ISBN:
978-2-88931-138-5
Series number:
Globethics.net Theses No. 22
Publication:
2016
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Qu'y a-t-il d'inacceptable aujourd'hui, en Afrique comme ailleurs, dans la condition féminine? Le féminisme bien compris est une réponse à cette question et un effort pratique pour relever le défi d'une injustice criarde, qui maintient la femme dans l'infériorité. L'auteure de cette dissertation présente la clé de compréhension de ce problème social comme une variante du combat contre l'inégalité, où l'éthique déontologique universelle est centrale avec son exigence de dignité pour tous. La première partie du texte évoque la condition féminine en Afrique, la seconde présente l'histoire et l'évolution du féminisme sous différentes formes, enfin la troisième partie, intitulée "Le féminisme, une question éthique et théologique" se concentre sur la déconstruction de l'éthique classique épurée de toute idéologie masculiniste.

Parler en langues ou parler d'autres langues. Approche exégétique des Actes des Apôtres

Editors:
Nyembo Imbanga
ISBN:
978-2-940428-50-2
Series number:
Globethics.net Theses 3
Publication:
2012
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Le thème du "parler en langues" intéresse non seulement les partisans de la doctrine pentecôtiste, mais aussi des théologiens de diverses tendances interpellés par l'ampleur actuelle du mouvement pentecôtiste et charismatique. Mais la profusion d'ouvrages souvent doctrinaux, nous laisse insatisfaits à cause des positions partisanes, subjectives et contradictoires des uns et des autres. Le débat est non seulement doctrinal mais aussi prisonnier des traditions héritées et d'écoles théologiques. Cette thèse propose une approche exégétique pour examiner les textes du Nouveau Testament, et notamment les Actes des Apôtres, et apporter une autre analyse.

Éthique de la non-violence. Études sur Jésus selon les évangiles

Editors:
Kahwa Njojo
ISBN:
978-2-940428-60-1
Series number:
Globethics.net Theses 4
Publication:
2013
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Qu'est-ce que la non-violence ? Que pourrait apporter cette notion dans la recherche de la paix ? Le but de ce travail est de faire une lecture socio-théologique de quelques enseignements de Jésus sur la non-violence. L'analyse du concept de « non-violence » et l'étude exégétique de quelques passages des évangiles synoptiques permettront d'affirmer que Jésus est l'enseignant, le partisan et le pratiquant de la non-violence.

Meine Träume zu Kirchenfinanzen and Kirchenentwicklung in Deutschland

Editors:
Johannes Hoffmann
ISBN:
978-2-88931-296-2
Series number:
Globethics.net Focus Series No. 52
Publication:
2019
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Als Ethiker, der sich seit über 40 Jahren mit Fragen ethischer Geldanlagen befasst und seit über 30 Jahren als Diakon in seiner Gemeinde tätig ist, träumt Johannes Hoffmann von einer solidarischen Kirche. Ausgangspunkt sind die Finanzskandale der Kirche in Rom und in Deutschland. Diese greift er in einer diffenrenzierten Analyse auf und macht methodische und inhaltliche Vorschläge für eine dem Gemeinwohl dienende solidarische Kirche, die der Maxime des Evangeliums folgt: „Die Armen sind die ersten Adressaten des Evangeliums." Daraus resultiert für ihn angesichts schwindender Priesterzahlen und zahlreicher Kirchenaustritte von Gläubigen eine Entwicklung in Gemeinden und diözesanen Strukturen, in denen Frauen und Mäner auf Augenhöhe mit Priestern und Bischöfen über ihre gemeinsame Verantwortung für die Weitergabe der Botschaft Jesu miteinander kommunizieren und arbeiten.

Holiness as Wholeness: Ethical Implications towards an Inclusive Understanding of the HIV / AIDS Crisis in Kenya

Editors:
James Eroni Miriago
ISBN:
978-2-88931-298-6
Series number:
Globethics.net Focus Series No. 53
Publication:
2019
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This study presents a critical examination of holiness as wholeness – ethical implications towards an inclusive understanding of the HIV/AIDS crisis in Kenya. The understanding of holiness and its interpretation has contributed to the stigmatisation of those infected and affected by HIV and AIDS. The study calls for a theologically based re-interpretation of holiness, firstly, by evaluating and interpreting a Pentecostals understanding of HIV and AIDS and its effects on stigma and discrimination; secondly, it aims to assess how the doctrine of holiness as wholeness is challenged by the impact of HIV and AIDS in the Redeemed Gospel Church (RGC), a concrete Pentecostal church in East Africa; and thirdly, it aims to propose a new approach to the doctrine of holiness as wholeness, which could be applied in the Pentecostal African context globally.

Ética y economía: la relación dañada (Parte II)

Editors:
Cristina Calvo, Humberto Shikiya, Deivit Montealegre
ISBN:
978-2-88931-347-1
Series number:
Globethics.net Focus Series No. 56
Publication:
2020
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Esta segunda parte del volumen Ética y Economía reúne en su contenido los temas centrales de los tres Diálogos de Alto Nivel que se sucedieron luego del primero realizado en noviembre de 2016. Los tópicos que recorren los distintos capítulos del libro colocan los problemas que el desarrollo aporta desde una perspectiva de inclusión social teniendo en cuenta los desafíos que entrañan el avance de la tecnología y la automatización para el mundo del trabajo, las finanzas, las relaciones de género y la sostenibilidad ambiental. Los resultados de los cuatro diálogos de alto nivel fueron presentados en términos de Recomendaciones y Conclusiones desde Ética y Economía al Foro Global del G20 Interfaith. Ello permite abrir una nueva etapa para seguir profundizando a través del debate multidisciplinario la construcción de soluciones justas y sostenibles.

Higher Education in Crisis: Sustaining Quality Assurance and Innovation in Research Through Applied Ethics

Editors:
Ikechukwu J. Ani / Obiora F. Ike
ISBN:
978-2-88931-323-5
Series number:
Globethics.net Education Ethics No. 5
Publication:
2019
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Education in Ethics, if acquired, increases the value chain of any nation because Education founded on values brings values-driven-principles into the heart of humans. We are, however, aware of the gap in values transmission from one generation to the next. This book is a response to that gap. It contains reflections by professionals, teachers, research students and educationists, including policy makers and ethicists, whose thought provoking ideas help the discourse of pushing the agenda that Ethics Matters.