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Social ethics may as well include domains, such as sports ethics, sexual ethics, philosophy of race, but also "religious" social ethics, e.g. the social doctrines or teachings of religious communities on social justice, socio-economic problems, social work, social relations, and the role of religion in politics, economics, society, the arts and sciences.

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  • Diritti dell’uomo 
e cooperazione internazionale : l’etica della reciprocità

    Gandolfi, Stefania; Rizzi, Felice (Bergamo University Press : Sestante EdizioniSestante Edizioni, 2013)
    I diritti dell’uomo costituiscono la grammatica dello sviluppo, sono una dimen- sione del vivere comune, sono il motore della dialettica e del cambiamento sociale e il lievito della democrazia. La loro forza sta nel coniugare tutto ciò che di giusto e di buono ci si può attendere dall’agire sociale ma se spesso si invocano come soluzione di ogni difficoltà, difficilmente si accettano i presupposti e le implicazioni della loro effettività. Questo testo parte dai diritti dell’uomo per mostrare un nuovo approccio alla povertà e alla cooperazione internazionale, non più basato sulle risposte ai biso- gni o sulla tamponatura dei problemi ma, ribaltando la prospettiva, sulla capa- cità di fornire risposte centrate sulla dignità della persona e delle popolazioni.
  • Legitimacy, Interest Group Pressures and Change in Emergent Institutions: The Case of Foreign Investors and Host Country Governments

    Henisz, Witold J; Zelner, Bennet A (ScholarlyCommons, 2005-04-01)
    We offer a simple model of policy making, emphasizing socialization and limits on human cognition to explicate mechanisms of change in emergent (as opposed to established) institutions. Emergent institutions are more susceptible to change, and their opponents may use frames or existing reference points to illustrate inconsistency with prevailing notions of legitimacy. Broader institutional structures and specific organizational characteristics moderate pressure for change. This perspective has novel implications for strategy and policy design.
  • On a Path Toward International Recognition: Physician-Assisted Suicide as an Emerging Human Rights Norm

    Schmitz, Lucy (2017)
    Physician-assisted suicide is a form of end-of-life care wherein a doctor provides a lethal dose of medication for a patient to use of his or her own volition, which has become increasingly legalized since 1994. This trend in legalization, the convincing human rights-based arguments in favor of physician-assisted suicide, and the comportment of the practice with existing international human rights law and norms leads to two core claims. First, I argue that access to physician-assisted suicide is itself a right even though it is not codified in any treaty because it is an emerging norm. Second, based on an observed trend toward accelerated legalization in increasing numbers states, and because of trends in public opinion around this issue and related topics such as political and religious affiliation, I foresee that legalization will continue apace, and accelerate in the coming decades, solidifying physician-assisted suicide as an internationally protected human right. The central contribution of this work is extending the existing human rights argument for physician-assisted to make the stronger claim that physician-assisted suicide is a right, and to predict the future of legalization and norm-creation around this form of end-of life care.
  • Christ, Be Our Light: An Epiphany Encounter

    Racine, Marie T, OSB (DigitalCommons@CSB/SJU, 2021-07-09)
    Can hymn singing during liturgy affect the worshipping community’s life in the world? This paper proposes that singing the hymn Christ, Be Our Light by Bernadette Farrell during the liturgy of the Feast of the Epiphany can help transform the hearts of the worshipping community and compel its members to the social action highlighted in the hymn. An examination of the theology of the Feast through the lens of its proper prayers, a theological and literary analysis of the lyrics and analysis of the musical setting of the hymn reveal a strong connection between hymn and Feast. A theology of hymn singing influenced by Martin Heidegger, Don Saliers, and others is presented, affirming the transformational power of congregational hymn singing.
  • Faith-Formation of the Laity and Renewal of the Church

    Leone (Spencer), Elizabeth S. (MUShare, 1988-04-01)
    This thesis concerns the human, faithful response to God's formation process, amidst the social and cultural unrest of the twentieth century through issues such as the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, Vatican II, and North American political influence in Latin America. The author explores the extent of the relationship between the Church and its place within culture, specifically, the processes of faith formation among the laity. This thesis or integration paper was written by Elizabeth Leone (Spencer) in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Degree of Master of Theological Studies at Washington Theological Union. The author belonged to the first graduating class of Marian College.
  • Smith's "Awaiting the king: Reforming public theology" (critical book review)

    Stout, Andrew C. (Digital Commons @ George Fox University, 2020-12-01)
  • Andraé Edward Crouch's Musical and Theological Pursuits: An Analysis of Three Pieces from the <i>Just Andraé</i> Album

    Newby, Stephen Michael (Digital Commons @ SPU, 2019-01-01)
    Each generation of musical artists challenges its audience according to the needs and the tenor of the times. Composer and musical prodigy Andraé Edward Crouch is known as the father of Modern/Contemporary African American Gospel music. Crouch infused traditional gospel, black hymnody, elements of art song, concert music, jazz and R & B forms into his canon. This thesis explores Crouch’s work through the intersection of ideas on theology, imagination, race, poverty systems, liberty and social justice, as well as his convictions for reaching “the lost”, and challenging the church to evolve spiritually towards a greater advancement of God’s Kingdom. His convictions undergirding his work were inextricably linked to his observations of American life in the middle to late twentieth century. While his musical styling enlarged artistic boundaries of gospel music’s traditional genre and typical expressions, his artistic merit and network spanned the depth of modern secular music culture, inspiring generations of musicians, producers and composers.
  • Confessional Biblical Preaching in the Face of Whiteness: Challenging the Preacher’s Understanding of White Supremacy

    Feille, Laurie P. (Digital Commons @ Luther Seminary, 2018-05-20)
    This thesis addresses the need for preachers to hear the voices of people of color, to hear the “prophets in the streets,” specifically African-Americans, and to have their eyes opened to their own white privilege and role in white supremacy. This thesis argues that this is an important step in preachers finding their confessional voices for preaching before they can begin to help the individual members of those congregations become aware of their individual and collective white privilege and role in white supremacy. With the help of black clergy a “Twin Cities Pilgrimage” was created. This involved learning the stories of locations (sacred places both hopeful and painful), for the black community in the Twin Cities, hearing Scripture at the locations and the white preachers preaching from those same Scriptures the following Sunday.
  • Pusey

    Schill, Damien (DigitalCommons@CSB/SJU, 1989-04-26)
  • The Ethical Limits of Power: On the Perichoresis of Power

    Schweiker, William (SAGE Publications, 2016-02-01)
    This article explores the interrelations among religious, moral and political power in an analogy to the Christian concept of ‘perichoresis’ of the Trinity. Starting with beliefs about power, the endoxa, the article explores, first, moments in Western thought to show how power has been grounded in God or gods and in the vitalities of nature. In each case, ultimately speaking, ‘might makes right’. Within this history the article also charts the ‘axial breakthrough’ in Christianity that places ‘ethical’ limits on religious and political power. In a second step, the works of Reinhold Niebuhr and Stanley Hauerwas are explored in order to show that current Christian ethics is caught in an aporia: it asserts the reality of power in history and the ‘world’, but also the ultimate claim of Christian love. The article concludes that Christian ethics needs a differentiated conception of power and a renewed conception of ‘conscience’ as the mode of moral being within complex social systems.
  • Law Library Blog (October 2017): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive

    Roger Williams University School of Law (DOCS@RWU, 2017-10-01)
  • Osobní svoboda člověka a komunikační mikroelektronika

    Musil, Jiří; Chudý, Štefan; Cekota, Zdeněk (Univerzita Tomáše Bati ve Zlíně, 2010-07-14)
    Cílem této práce je zmapovat rozdíly v přístupu lidí různých typologií k expanzivně narůstajícímu fenoménu komunikační a osobní mikroelektroniky v závislosti na jejich vnímání osobní svobody. V teoretické části se zabývám rozvojem této techniky, jejími vlivy, zejména těmi, které působí na psychiku člověka a na možná rizika, která mohou vést až k omezení či ztrátě osobní svobody nebo dokonce identity člověka. V praktické části zkoumám, zda je tento technický vliv vnímán různými typy lidí pozitivně, nebo negativně, jestli pro člověka znamená osvobození nebo zotročení a na kolik si lidé toto uvědomují. Jako metodu jsem si zvolil anonymní dotazník. Výzkumný vzorek tvoří dvě stě lidí, různých typologií.
  • The Bodos: Children of Bhullumbutter

    Pulloppillil, Thomas, Ed.; Aluckal, Jacob, Ed. (2013-04-17)
  • En förföljande vårdnads- och umgängesutredning enligt principen om utredning som anklagelseakt mot ena parten

    Edvardsson, Bo (Örebro universitet, Akademin för juridik, psykologi och socialt arbete, 2010)
    Vid en vårdnads- och umgängesutredning råder konflikt mellan modern och utredarna. Utredarna väljer då att bete sig osakligt, vettlöst utagerande och förföljande gentemot modern. Till patologin hör även ett stort antal metod- och tankefel som listas i versionen 2010.
  • Épistémologie éthique dans un espace interprétatif partagé et négocié. Le cas d'une recherche conjointe québéco-française

    Lyet, Philippe; Molina, Yvette (Département de sociologie, Faculté des sciences sociales, Université LavalÉrudit, 2018)
    Cet article propose une analyse à partir d’une participation observante au sein d’une équipe de recherche québéco-française associant des chercheurs et des formateurs/chercheurs en travail social qui construisent des rapports différents à l’objet de la recherche. La dynamique ainsi présentée, dans une perspective de méta-analyse se présente comme un cas particulier de recherche conjointe multiréférentielle. Elle fait l’objet de débats entre les co-chercheurs et donne lieu à des convergences ou des compromis dans le cadre d’un espace interprétatif partagé et négocié. L’article permet de dégager quelques pistes d’analyse d’ordre éthique et politique en termes de reconnaissance d’autrui et de ses savoirs, ainsi que sur le plan collectif d’un champ social étudié. Ainsi, il situe cette recherche dans les problématiques des rapports entre les mondes de la recherche et du travail social.
  • Les lanceurs d’alerte

    Foegle, Jean-Philippe (Centre de recherches et d’études sur les droits fondamentauxLa Revue des droits de l’homme, 2014-12-03)
    Le lanceur ou « donneur » d'alerte, ou, en langue anglaise, whistleblower est défini par l'assemblée parlementaire du conseil de l'Europe (Résolution 1729 (2010), §1) comme « toute personne soucieuse qui tire la sonnette d’alarme afin de faire cesser des agissements pouvant représenter un risque pour autrui ». Le présent mémoire vise, en menant une étude comparée France-Etats-Unis du droit encadrant le phénomène du « lancement d'alerte », à cerner les éléments principaux de la notion. Le premier trait caractéristique relevé tient à l'existence de deux conceptions du « lanceur d'alerte. La première conception, dominante, consiste à faire de celui-ci un « dénonciateur légal » : celui-ci n'est alors reconnu comme légitime que dès lors qu'il dénonce des faits que les pouvoirs publics entendent réprimer, ou des risques auxquels ceux-ci souhaitent mettre fin. La seconde conception du lanceur d'alerte est quand à elle fondée sur une acception large du droit à la liberté d'expression. Dans cette dernière seconde hypothèse, la dénomination de « lanceur d'alerte » peut potentiellement bénéficier à tout citoyen et peut, dans sa variante la plus radicale, se rapprocher de la désobéissance civile. L'incertitude sur la nature même du la notion se double d'une incertitude concernant les protections qui leurs sont accordées, qui apparaissent, pour des raisons différentes en France et aux Etats-Unis, largement ineffectives. Le « lanceur d'alerte » se trouve placé, dans tous les cas, au centre d'une dialectique permanente entre intérêt général et secret.
  • It’s a Sin to Kill a Mockingbird: The Need for Idealism in the Legal Profession

    Rapping, Jonathan A. (University of Michigan Law School Scholarship Repository, 2016-04-01)
    “[T]he first thing I lost in law school was the reason that I came.” This prescient quote by an unnamed law student defines, in a single sentence, our growing problem in training lawyers. From the moment he or she steps foot in a law school classroom, the future lawyer feels a strong pull to pursue a career that has nothing to do with justice. The law school experience will discourage the future lawyer from pursuing a career advocating for those in society who most need a voice. Once graduated, the young lawyer will enter a world where he or she is rewarded for billing the most hours at the highest rate, rather than for serving those with the least access to justice. As a result, most lawyers will experience a sense of purposelessness in their careers, and most low-income Americans will not have access to a lawyer when important interests are at stake.
  • New geopolitical constellations in the Near East after September 11, 2001

    Faath, Sigrid (ed.); SFB 485 'Norm und Symbol - die kulturelle Dimension sozialer und politischer Integration' an der Universitaet Konstanz (Germany) (2003)
    Der Band ist Teil eines Sonderforschungsprogramms des Deutschen Orient-Instituts. In 12 Einzelanalysen beschaeftigen sich die Autorinnen und Autoren mit den geopolitischen Veraenderungen in der Region Nordafrika, Naher und Mittlerer Osten. Einerseits sollen die Entwicklungstrends und Veraenderungen seit dem Ende des Ost-West-Konflikts erfasst werden und andererseits verfolgt die Herausgeberin das Ziel, die Konsequenzen des 11. September 2001 fuer die Region aufzuzeigen. Die Beitraege befinden sich auf dem Stand vom November 2002. Die Folgen des Irak-Kriegs konnten deshalb nicht beruecksichtigt werden. Trotzdem ist ein informativer, sinnvoll strukturierter Band dabei herausgekommen, der vor allem dazu beitraegt, das Grundlagenwissen ueber die untersuchte Region zu verbessern. Inhaltsverzeichnis: I. Einleitung: Sigrid Faath: Zur Ausgangslage: Der 11. September 2001, amerikanische Aktionen, nahoestliche Reaktionen (9-19). II. Der 11. September 2001 und die US-Aussenpolitik in Nordafrika, Nah- und Mittelost: Eine Zaesur? Lars Berger / Helmut Hubel: Der konzeptionelle Wandel der US-Aussenpolitik gegenueber dem Raum Nordafrika, Nah- und Mittelost seit dem Ende des Ost-West-Konflikts (23-49); Helmut Hubel / Markus Kaim: Die militaerische und politische Praesenz der USA im Vorderen Orient (51-89); Markus Kaim: 'Imposing itself on any administration' - Der israelisch-palaestinensische Konflikt und die Nahostpolitik der Bush-Administration (91-119); Bernhard May: Das wirtschaftliche Interesse der USA an der Region Nordafrika, Nah- und Mittelost (121-137). III. Der Nahostkonflikt als Einflussfaktor: Martin Beck: Der israelisch-palaestinensische Konflikt und seine sicherheitspolitische Ausstrahlung auf die regionalen und internationalen Beziehungen nach dem 11. September 2001 (141-164). IV. Aussenpolitische Reaktionen der Staaten in Nordafrika, Nah- und Mittelost auf veraenderte politische Ausgangsbedingungen seit den 1990er Jahren: Yahia Zoubir: The Maghreb States and the United States after 9/11: A problematic relationship (167-180); Andreas Jacobs / Michael Koehler: Die Veraenderungen in den Beziehungen der nahoestlichen Staaten zur Europaeischen Union (181-200); Cilja Harders: Die Veraenderung in den Beziehungen der nordafrikanischen, nah- und mitteloestlichen Staaten zu Deutschland, Frankreich, Grossbritannien (201-220); Hanspeter Mattes: Die Beziehungen der MENA-Staaten zu Russland (221-243); Hanspeter Mattes: Die Kooperationsinteressen der Staaten Nordafrikas, des Nahen und Mittleren Ostens gegenueber der VR China (245-259); Bernhard J. Trautner: Die Veraenderung in den Beziehungen der nahoestlichen Staaten zur UNO (261-280). V. Der Einflussfaktor Wirtschaft: Aziz Alkazaz: Geooekonomische Auswirkungen der Globalisierung und des 11. September 2001 auf Nordafrika, Nah- und Mittelost (283-310). VI. Bilanz: Sigrid Faath / Hanspeter Mattes: Der 11. September 2001: Weniger historische Zaesur als Verstaerker bereits bestehender Tendenzen (311-345). (ZPol, Leske u. Budrich)
  • Veil of Protection: Operation Paperclip and the Contrasting Fates of Wernher von Braun and Arthur Rudolph

    Eldridge-Nelson, Allison (Bowling Green State University / OhioLINK, 2017-12-05)

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