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Search for Non-Violent and People-Centric Development

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

Le pacifisme chrétien: Étude de l'Épître aux Romains

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

Interfaith Dialogues in Indonesia and Beyond

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

Ética y solidaridad: Perspectivas históricas y normativas

Editors:
Edison Paul Tabra Ochoa
ISBN:
978-2-88931-175-0
Series number:
Globethics.net Focus No. 38
Publication:
2017
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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.

Regional Organisations and Sustainable Governance of Mineral Resources in Tanzania

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

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.

Gerechtigkeit für Alle: Religiöser Sozialismus in Mission und Entwicklung

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

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.

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.

Local Cultural Values and Projects of Economic Development

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