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Blue Ethics: Ethical Perspectives on Sustainable, Fair Water Resources Use and Management

Editors:
Benoît Girardin / Evelyne Fiechter-Widemann
ISBN:
978-2-88931-308-2
Series number:
Globethics.net Praxis No. 13
Publication:
2019
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For many policy makers, urban managers, water experts, technicians or activists, ethical perspectives in water management are not important or do not bring any added value. A debate seems to be locked between those stressing mainly the right of access to water for all and those who cannot go beyond economic realism. The sustainable use of a resource that becomes under growing pressure, in terms of extraction, allocation and recycling looks as a technical issue, not to say a technocratic one. This collective book claims the opposite. The many issues faced by the access to water as well as the sustainable use of the resource rely on open negotiations, settling conflicts, tariffs structure while expanding delivery and managing fairly water' scarcity. In all these processes, ethical values do matter.

Resolving Ethical Dilemmas: 50 Cases from Africa for Teaching and Training

Editors:
Tobe Nnamani / Christoph Stückelberger
ISBN:
978-2-88931-314-3*
Series number:
Globethics.net Education Praxis No. 1
Publication:
2019
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This is an honest, tough and practical book in which real people recount their real predicaments concerning poverty, sex, bribes, school fees, forced marriage, healers and traditional rites. Ethics is about what is good and bad. An ethical dilemma, however, is not a decision between good and bad but between bad solutions. The question then is which solution is the "least unethical". This book presents 50 real-life cases in the contexts of scholarly, private, professional and public life. The cases in this book have been shared for teachers, students and professional practitioners, to be used in teaching and training or individual study, to test personal intuitions and encourage reflection on ethical decisions.

Water Ethics: Principles and Guidelines

Editors:
Workshop for Water Ethics (W4W). Endorsed by Globethics.net Board
ISBN:
978-2-88931-312-9
Series number:
Globethics.net Text No. 6
Publication:
2019
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Abstract:
Some would say that ethical perspectives on water management are not important or that they do not bring any added value. This text on water ethics claims the opposite; it brings ethical values and principles to bear on current water issues to provide solutions that improve the chances of positive outcomes for all concerned. Ethical concerns come into play in, for example, managing the availability of water and its market value, as a question of economic ethics and of fair access; technical innovation in relation to extraction, treatment and delivery of water includes innovation ethics; managing water conflicts [...] The text, authored by an international group of experts and approved by the Globethics.net Board of Foundation, shows how ethical values can facilitate the handling of issues and conflicts related to water in an effective, sustainable and inclusive manner. As such the text is a contribution to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6 to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

Spirituality 4.0 at the Workplace and FaithInvest - Building Bridges

Editors:
Geneva Agape Foundation
ISBN:
978-2-88931-304-4
Series number:
Globethics.net China Christian No. 10
Publication:
2019
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How can spirituality strengthen to live faith and values in daily professional decisions? How is spirituality in the modern cyber-world 4.0 on constant global connectivity possible? The report summarizes the speeches, panel and group discussions with recommendations from participants from all continents. FaithInvest – Building Bridges: Churches and church-related institutions with their pension funds and assets invest billions of dollar worldwide. How can these investments become consistent with the Christian Values and have positive impact on development? And how can Christian Development agencies partner with these church investors more than in the past? The report summarizes the speeches, panel and group discussions with recommendations from participants from all continents.

Diaconia: An Introduction. Theological Foundation of Christian Service

Editors:
海茵兹·吕格尔 / 克里斯多夫·芝格里斯特 (Christoph Sigrist/ Heinz Rüegger)
ISBN:
978-2-88931-302-0
Series number:
Globethics.net China Christian No. 9
Publication:
2019
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本书是关于教会服务事工作为社会帮助实践的导论。通过其圣经经文依据以及其在教会历史中发展的历史、最后结合服务事工工作的神学依据进行评判性的反省与阐述。书的作者以创造神学为其基本的立场,认为帮助的形式乃是共同人性的现象,却也是属于基督教的信仰,但并非基督教专有。此后的章节中探讨了服务事工的伦理以及现今帮助行动的定位点

Mainstreaming Ethics in Higher Education, Vol. 1

Editors:
Obiora Ike / Justus Mbae / Chidiebere Onyia
ISBN:
978-2-88931-300-69
Series number:
Globethics.net Education Ethics No. 4
Publication:
2019
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The 30 chapters of this book form a panorama across various disciplines on five key themes integrating education or research ethics as research ethics and 1) administration, 2) business/finance, 3) education, 4) environment, 5) justice and law. The goals of this book is to gather contributions in various disciplines on contemporary ethics in education and research in the global context and to show by conceptual argumentation how some normative ethical views have a global value and manage to overcome local controversy and disagreement and have an essential relevance for the ethics of research or education.

Changing Frontiers of Ethics in Finance: Ethics & Trust in Finance Global Prize Awards 2012-2017

Editors:
Paul H. Dembinski / Josina Kamerling / Virgile Perret
ISBN:
978-2-88931-317-4
Series number:
Globethics.net Ethical Sieve No. 1
Publication:
2019
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"Changing Frontiers of Ethics in Finance" is a selection of essays submitted for the The Ethics and Trust in Finance Prize (2012-2017). The book has stimulated an exceptional range of analysis and offers this crucial knowledge to the international financial actors and serves as a catalyst for ethics to permeate practices, technology, strategy and culture in financial institutions.
Comments:
The "echo from the bottom" sent by the young academics and professionals competing for the Prize is crucial: ethics must permeate practices, technology, strategy and culture in financial institutions.
François Villeroy de Galhau, Governor of the Banque de France
 
The book "Changing Frontiers of Ethics in Finance" offers this crucial knowledge to the international financial actors, and I believe will impact international finance.
Tamar Frankel, Professor of Law Emerita, Boston University School of Law
 
The Ethics and Trust in Finance Prize has stimulated an exceptional range of analysis, published in this second volume of nominated papers which I am happy to recommend.
Dr Carol Cosgrove-Sacks, Honorary Member of the Prize Jury and formerly co-Director of the Ethics in Finance-Robin Cosgrove-Prize

Diritti dell'uomo e società democratica

Editors:
Stefania Gandolfi
ISBN:
978-2-88931-319-8
Series number:
Globethics.net Paideia Serie No. 1
Publication:
2019
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Nei diritti dell'uomo convergono le aspirazioni e le rivendicazioni fondamentali dell'etica sociale pubblica" affermava Giovanni Paolo II° ed è ciò che questo testo cerca di mettere a fuoco attraverso il rapporto sistemico dei diritti e la statura e la soggettualità dei loro attori che si traduce nel quotidiano in un'etica pubblica intesa come la coscienza sociale della collettività ; una coscienza che nasce dalla tensione fra i diritti e la loro effettività per ridefinire la vita pubblica in funzione della capacità di vivere insieme.

The Value of Critical Knowledge, Ethics and Education

Editors:
Ignace Haaz
ISBN:
978-2-88931-292-4
Series number:
Globethics.net Philosophy No. 1
Publication:
2019
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This book aims at six important conceptual tools developed by philosophers. The author develops each particular view in a chapter, hoping to constitute at the end a concise, interesting and easily readable whole. These concepts are: 1. Ethics and realism: elucidation of the distinction between understanding and explanation – the lighthouse type of normativity. 2. Leadership, antirealism and moral psychology – the lightning rod type of normativity. 3. Bright light on self-identity and positive reciprocity – the reciprocity type of normativity. 4. The virtue of generosity and its importance for inclusive education – the divine will type of normativity. 5. Ethical education as normative philosophical perspective. The normativity of self-transformation in education. 6. Aesthetics as expression of human freedom and concern for the whole world in which we live.

L'interdépendance des droits de l'homme au principe de toute gouvernance démocratique: Commentaire de Souveraineté et coopérations

Editors:
Patrice Meyer-Bisch, Stefania Gandolfi, Greta Balliu
ISBN:
978-2-88931-310-5
Series number:
Globethics.net Co-Publications Series
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2019
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Pourquoi la notion de « souveraineté démocratique » est-elle si pervertie ? Pourquoi les États s'en considèrent-ils comme les détenteurs, alors que la souveraineté des peuples est constitutive de l'idée même de démocratie ? L'hypothèse d'une « Approche basée sur les droits de l'homme en développement » (ABDH) est que l'analyse de chaque droit de l'homme et de leurs interdépendances, est la voie concrète et contraignante pour tracer des chemins de souveraineté démocratique tout en valorisant la diversité des interprétations. Tous les droits de l'homme sont des facteurs de développement puisqu'ils garantissent des accès, dégagent des libertés et renforcent des responsabilités : ce sont des exercices de souveraineté partagée. Tous les acteurs d'une société en ont la responsabilité. En ce sens, une souveraineté démocratique, oeuvre d'intelligence commune, implique des responsabilités aux échelles multiples. Les principes sont universels, leurs inventions et leurs pratiques sont singulières. Cet ouvrage est un commentaire du petit livre : Souveraineté et coopérations. Guide pour fonder une gouvernance démocratique sur l'interdépendance des droits de l'homme, paru en 2016 chez le même éditeur.