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Philanthropy in China: Report of Concepts, History, Drivers, Institutions

Editors:
Liu Baocheng / Zhang Mengsha
ISBN:
978-2-88931-178-1
Series number:
Globethics.net China Ethics Series No. 7
Publication:
2017
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Abstract:
Philanthropy in China is fast growing. A new important charity law of China came into effect in 2016. This book is a comprehensive report about these developments: Philanthropy is considered the third form of wealth distribution (private means to public ends and communities) after market competition and taxation scheme. In individualistic and market-oriented societies, philanthropy is more established and relevant than in societies, where the state controls distribution. This book compares Chinese and Western concepts of philanthropy and analyzes the history, drivers, institutional environment, latest legal frame, donation patterns, the role of civil society, corporate giving and the media in Chinese philanthropy. The report serves as comprehensive overview for all actors in society in China and internationally who are dealing with philanthropy in China

The European Vision and the Churches: The Legacy of Marc Lender

Editors:
Win Burton
ISBN:
978-2-88931-053-1
Series number:
Globethics.net Global No. 16
Publication:
2015
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This is a book about centres: the centre of a pastor's lifelong ministry, the centre of the European Union, and the centre of Europe's ecumenical community. For more than thirty years Pastor Marc Lenders lived out his vocation bringing Christians from across traditions and across Europe into deep relationship with their unique social, cultural, and political context. Through his eyes discover how Marc Lenders courageously signed up for a job in 1966 that had no description and upon his retirement in 1999 left a growing and vibrant legacy of dialogue, debate, and engagement between the churches of Europe and the political institutions that represent its people.

Way-Markers II: 111 Reflections Exploring Ethics in Everyday Life

Editors:
Christoph Stückelberger
ISBN:
978-2-88931-160-6
Series number:
Globethics.net Praxis No. 7
Publication:
2016
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Abstract:
Exploring ethical orientation in everyday life, in political-economic developments and in spiritual questions: This is what these 111 short texts intend to stimulate. They include seven clusters of themes: Creation, meaning and the senses; Good and evil, virtue and vice; Life, energy and being human; Relationships, love and sexuality; Poverty, wealth and justice; Economics, Politics and Globalisation; Faith, church and spirituality. The texts are rooted in Christian ethics. At the same time, they are intended as an invitation to interreligious openness and cooperation with all people of good will. To live out one's own values, to respect other values and to strengthen common global values: Let us dance this dance of life, together with the whole of creation!

Chinese Civil Society

Editors:
Liu Baocheng
ISBN:
978-2-88931-168-2
Series number:
Globethics.net China Ethics Series No. 6
Publication:
2016
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The very notion of Chinese civil society could be a subject of controversy: media control, social inequality, judicial independence are hitherto a subject of critical scrutiny. Although conventional media (newspaper, radio and TV) has been under grip by the Chinese communist party, e-participation (micro-blogs, Chinese netizens) has made its way into every corner of China, unlike in other socialist countries such as North Korea and Cuba. Despite the ambivalence of government attitudes at different stages, the positive role of civil organizations has been repeatedly affirmed by various documents and political leaders in China. The paradigm of Chinese NGOs is experiencing an efflorescence. It is too early to foretell in which trajectory they shall evolve. However, one thing is certain: they are growing and reconfiguring, but they do not have to, nor might they ever, meet the standard definition in the liberal western textbook.

Droit des affaires en Afrique subsaharienne et économie planétaire

Editors:
Pascal Mukonde Musulay
ISBN:
978-2-88931-045-6
Series number:
Globethics.net African Law No. 3
Publication:
2015
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Le XXIe siècle est marqué par la mondialisation, un phénomène qui a des conséquences politiques, diplomatiques et financières. Des sommets internationaux sont mobilisés vers la conquête des matières premières de tous genres et en tous lieux, et ce, par des techniques contractuelles complexes combinant parfois le financement et la réalisation d'infrastructures en contreparties d'exploitation des ressource.  Ce travail répond aux préoccupations des acteurs économiques africains et constitue un ouvrage de référence pour toute personne intéressée à approfondir ses connaissances en droit international dans le cadre des échanges internationaux et transnationaux.

The New CEC: The Churches' Engagement with a Changing Europe

Editors:
Guy Liagre
ISBN:
978-88931-072-2
Series number:
Globethics.net CEC Flash Series No. 1
Publication:
2015
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In 2014 the Conference of European Churches celebrated a historic merger with the Church and Society Commission, bringing together two of the oldest and broadest ecumenical organisations in Europe. Now at this turning point, in the midst of an ever-changing Europe, CEC must articulate a new vision for its future. In a series of inspiring and relevant essays, leaders from the church and the world of European politics offer insight into what it means to be a Conference of European Churches in 21st century Europe.

Ulrich Zwingli's Ethics (Chinese)

Editors:
马提阿斯奈格鲍尔 (Matthias Neugebauer)
ISBN:
978-2-88931-214-6
Series number:
Globethics.net China Christian No. 6
Publication:
2017
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乌尔里希·茨温利(1484-1531)是与马丁路德和加尔文齐名的三大宗教改革家之一,他的改革在本质上直至今日还在影响欧洲和瑞士社会。本书展示了茨温利在伦理问题上出于基督教观点的重点革新:涉及婚姻与家庭,工作与懒惰,效忠政府与团结,战争与和平,以及教会与国家间的关系。忠于圣经,在教育、科技、和现代性议题上秉持开放是茨温利改革思想的根基。这本书是现代中国可借鉴的一本指南。

Legal Ethics and Professionalism

Editors:
Brian Dennison / Pamela Tibihikirra-Kalyegira
ISBN:
978-2-88931-010-4
Series number:
Globethics.net African Law No. 2
Publication:
2014
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Legal ethics and professionalism are at the core of legal practice. Advocates must know the requirements of the profession. In addition, being an ethical and professional advocate is about more than following rules. The ethical path a lawyer chooses defines their career and identity. This book is written with both the law student and the legal practitioner in mind. It offers a series of topical chapters addressing matters essential to professional advocacy. Topics range from the advocate-client relationship to judicial ethics.  The authors raise cutting edge issues and look forward to future challenges.

Research on Chinese Business Ethics Volume 2

Editors:
王淑芹 (Wang Shuqin)
ISBN:
 978-2-88931-108-8
Series number:
Globethics.net China Ethics Series No. 5
Publication:
2016
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经济伦理学是当代社会的显学。经济发展是人类生存的命脉。经济伦理关乎人类社会经济发展的走势及其国民的生活品质与幸福。深入探究现代市场经济社会经济发 展的伦理规制,避免经济增长与道德滑落的二律背反,是世界各国都要面对和解决的理论与实践问题。本书是中国伦理学人对经济伦理相关问题理论研究的成果集 萃。

(We can discover in this second volume three thematic parts of Chinese business ethics research: justice and environmental ethics, ethics of integrity and corporate social responsibility.)

Code international de la détention en Afrique

Editors:
Ghislain Patrick Lessène
ISBN:
978-2-940428-70-0
Series number:
Globethics.net African Law No. 1
Publication:
2013
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La nécesssité de concilier deux réalités juridiques, à savoir le maintien de l'ordre public en réprimant les auteurs d'actes asociaux et le respect des droits essentiels des détenus, a conduit, depuis la fin de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, à l'adoption de multiples instruments visant à règlementer la privation de liberté. Le présent recueil couvre les principaux instruments juridiques internationaux - universels et régionaux africains - relatifs à la détention en Afrique.