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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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Abstract:
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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Abstract:
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.

Ijtihād Maqāṣidi: The Interconnected Maṣlaḥah-Based Reconstruction of Islamic Laws

Editors:
A. Halil Thahir
ISBN:
978-2-88931-221-4
Series number:
Globethics.net Theses Series No. 30
Publication:
2019
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In this book Islamic law is presented from various perspectives to find the common thread between the Sharia, Islamic law and Islamic jurisprudence. The discussion is focused on the characteristics and principles of Islamic law as a means of providing a general overview of how Islamic law should be positioned, especially in the efforts of formulating legal rules that seek to bring benefit for people. Islamic law is brought from its ideal concepts into practical usage. This works gives many concrete examples of the critical understanding of social behaviours in the Islamic society, such as Muslim clothing and the conduct of Muslim women, by providing meticulous hermeneutic analysis of the literature that is used as legitimation of certain religious conventions. This work instills a deep ethical understanding of the normative foundations of Islamic law in the global perspective.

The Experience of Being a Divorced or Separated Single Mother:A Phenomenological Study

Editors:
Sabina Kavutha Mutisya
ISBN:
978-2-88931-274-0
Series number:
Globethics.net Theses Series No. 31
Publication:
2019
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This book sought a deeper understanding of experiences concerning fifteen divorced and separated single mothers, five African American, five Caucasian and five Latino aged 27–52 years, divorced or separated for one year or more with one or more dependent children below sixteen years old. The qualitative phenomenological approach employed in-depth interviews to collect narratives thus illustrating its usefulness in bringing out rich data. The implications of the findings for the Mental Health Profession, and the Teaching Profession for both the mothers and their children are stated. Detailed descriptions of the lived experiences of divorced and separated women and associated meanings clarify particular aspects in their lives that could affect their wellbeing. Certain aspects of their lives that promote life satisfaction are also highlighted.

Human Dignity in Managing Employees

Editors:
Tibor Héjj
ISBN:
978-2-88931-280-1
Series number:
Globethics.net Theses Series No. 32
Publication:
2019
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The Academic, Church and Business sectors have been three independent worlds for too long. Only recently have the ideas and theories of one segment started to develop and generate a strong and acknowledged impact on the other sectors, cross-fertilizing each other. The aim of this thesis is to summarize how it is possible to derive from theology the kind of philosophical anthropology which can serve as a basis for the right management theory together with its implementation. It is based on the Church's Catholic Social Teaching (CST), specifically on its prime pillar of "human dignity", together with the related academic disciplines, while providing a useful performative approach for those in business. The conclusion is an alternative, holistic system, that considers the employees as persons, rather than economic factors.

Sustainable Peacebuilding Strategies

Editors:
Florence Muia
ISBN:
978-2-88931-331-0
Series number:
 Globethics.net Theses Series No. 33
Publication:
2020
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Kenya has experienced ethnic based violence since the restoration of multi-party-political system in 1991 with violent conflicts erupting every five years after election. This book illuminates many issues that hinder Peacebuilding and the reasons why peace remains elusive in Africa and many other parts of the world despite so much discussions on the same, peace-keeping tropes and shuttle diplomacies and treaties being signed. This study sought to: assess the effectiveness of peacebuilding strategies applied in CJPC interventions in Nakuru County.