Books on ethical issues with global relevance and contextual perspectives. Each volume includes contributions from at least two continents and with two editors, often one from the global South and one from the global North.

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  • elements for responsible leadership : a result of the international conference, Bangkok, Thailand, 22-26 September, 2005

    Globethics.netWCC Publications, 2007
    In today’s globalised and interconnected world, most societies are challenged by a fast transition of structures and values. Therefore, former models, guidelines and practices of leadership are changing. The call for ethical orientation for responsible leadership is widespread. ‘Responsible Leadership – Global and Contextual Ethical Challenges’ was the topic addressed at the International Conference, 22-26 September 2005 in Bangkok, Thailand. The participants explored elements of principles for responsible leadership in five areas, namely family, education, religion, business and politics. The principles outlined in this paper represent the outcome of the Bangkok conference (...) [p. 343].
  • Nepali women use new information and communication technologies to advocate for policy change

    Thapa, Manju (, 2014)
    "Nepal, a rectangular east-west spread on the Asian map, sandwiched between China to the north and India to the south, is divided into three ecological regions: the northern Himalayan belt, the middle mountains (where most of the people live), and the narrow southern strip of plain, which grows most of the food crops. The country is divided into five development regions and 14 administrative zones, with 75 districts, although recent political changes have popularized the notion of a federalism-based state-nation, and which seems in the offing. Basically a feudal patriarchal society, Nepalese society has been experiencing a rapidly changing political scenario, economic policies and social awareness in recent decades that have brought about enormous transformations, and in which everyday lives are reconceptualised, reconstructed and lived, with new negotiations continually made between the personal and public."
  • Gender and ethics in an online environment

    Randhawa, Sonia (, 2014)
    "The following chapter examines how two online platforms, Gender- and Take Back the Tech!,engage with the issue of ethics and trust with their networks on issues related to feminism and internet technologies."
  • Unequal in an unequal world: gender dimensions of communication rights

    Lee, Philip (, 2014)
    "In 1948 the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and thirty-three years later, in 1981, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) entered into force. Yet it still took until 25 June 1993 for the UN World Conference on Human Rights to rededicate itself to “the global task of promoting and protecting all human rights and fundamental freedoms” and to affirm that “All human rights are universal, indivisible and interdependent and interrelated” by adopting what became known as the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action (VDPA)."
  • Flying broom’s “local women reporters’ network”

    Doğan, Selen; Somuncuoğlu, Sevna (, 2014)
    "It is expected that the media as a significant power use this power also for equality, justice and peace. Yet, the media have become a tool for struggle in women’s world, just like in other “disregarded”, “weakened” communities. A dangerous tool! This is because women constitute half of the population on a global scale. In this respect the media should not exist by addressing and being nourished by only one half of the population. However, today’s media form a structure, in almost every part of the world, in which only men make decisions and media context is maledominated. The media, with their sexist language and perspective, are far away from representing women."
  • Women’s access to social media networks in rural Fiji

    Bhagwan-Rolls, Sharon (, 2014)
    "While millions of people around the globe, through social networking (internal, external, or mobile), are building online local, regional, and global communities to communicate their shared interests and activities, disseminate information, and interact through a variety of web-based tools, what are the implications for rural women in the Pacific Island region?"
  • Sustainability Ethics : Ecology, Economy & Ethics : International Conference SusCon III, Shillong/India

    Mukherjee, Sanjoy; Stückelberger, Christoph, 1951- (, 2015)
    "“Sustainable Development” is the goal 2015-2030 of the global community of states, adopted by the United Nations. This book shows how ecology, economy and ethics are all needed to reach these goals. Understanding a concept like ‘sustainability’ requires an understanding not only of what we are seeking to ‘sustain’, but also how man’s activities and needs are implicated in and can threaten the future of these biological systems. It is for this first point that we are concerned with Ecology, and for the second that we are concerned with Economics. Ethics then shows the orientation by values and virtues how human being should interact with the environment. The articles in this book come from one of the key countries of the world, India, whose population represents almost 20% of the world’s population. Questions surrounding economic development and environmental sustainability are fundamental to understanding the country’s future, and how it will tackle difficult issues, like the eradication of poverty. This publication represents a selection of articles presented at the Third Annual International Conference on Sustainability SusCon III in Shillong, India, which took place between the 6-8 March 2013, hosted by the Indian Institute of Management, a leading institute in the North East of India."
  • Innovation Ethics

    Bastos de Morais, Jean Claude; Stückelberger, Christoph, 1951- (, 2014)
    Innovation is a core driver for economic growth and development. Africa is one of the upcoming continents in this respect. But there are manifold ethical challenges in innovation. The 14 authors from three continents, with a focus on Africa, give innovative multidisciplinary insights to technological, social, cultural, political, spiritual and research aspects of the ethics of innovation.
  • Decision : the space between the code of ethics and ethical behaviour

    Paredes, Carmen Lucia Carmona (, 2012)
    The financial crisis and frauds that have occurred in the last decade have inspired an extraordinary wave of regulatory reforms, changes in corporate governance structures, adoption of codes of ethics, and implementation committees (Dominguez, Alvarez and Sanchez, 2009). However, despite these clear efforts that promote ethical behaviour in the financial world, the fact is that the link between preventive solutions and a reduction in the number of scandals is not clear. (Huse, 2005; Roberts et to the, 2005; Hans et to the, 2009; Schwartz, 2005; Bonn and Fisher 2005). There is still a gap between what it is said and what it is done.
  • Code of Leadership adopted by the National Council of Churches in India, 2004

    National Council of Churches in India (NCCI) ( / WCC Publications, 2007)
    "Realizing that responsible leadership is a central part of the strategy to fight corruption, we urge on the NCCI, the member Churches, Regional Christian Councils, Related Agencies and the All India Christian Organizations to impress on the leadership that the adoption of the following code will be a crucial contribution towards overcoming corruption" - Truth and Peace through corruption-free churches: plan of action unanimously approved by the NCCI quadrennial assembly 9-13 February 2014
  • Ethical Dilemmas in the Information Society

    Vallotton Preisig, Amélie (, 2014)
    "Information Ethics concerns the values and applications of how information is made, treated, organized, and made available for users. The articles published in this volume reflect the work of several librarians from around the world who wish to define and develop the values they believe central to the work of an information specialist, and how best to apply those values to the professional lives of all information specialists."
  • Mining Ethics and Sustainability

    Irina, Nicolae; Stückelberger, Christoph, 1951- (, 2014)
    This paper aims to increase our understanding about existing community capacity-building approaches and their implications for obtaining a social license to operate in the mining industry. The notion of ‘capacity building’ is gaining increasing currency in the mining sector in developing countries, due to the rapidly increasing globalised nature of mining operations. Building a community’s capacity to understand and effectively respond to these transformations is vital for obtaining a social license to operate, as it promotes sustainable and locally relevant development. Accountability mechanisms, such as global norms and international standards, increasingly point to the need to build capacity among stakeholders, particularly among local communities adjacent to mining operations. International frameworks and mining companies have embraced the notion of community capacity-building as a driver to assist corporate social and operational performance. However, this narrow understanding of capacity-building through the prism of corporate social responsibility and ‘best practices’ is preventing the industry from impacting communities meaningfully, and from forging sustainable communities in the 10 Mining Ethics and Sustainability regions where it operates.
  • Ethical Dilemmas in the Information Society

    Vallotton Preisig, Amélie; Stückelberger, Christoph, 1951-; Rösch, Hermann (, 2014)
    "Information Ethics concerns the values and applications of how information is made, treated, organized, and made available for users. The articles published in this volume reflect the work of several librarians from around the world who wish to define and develop the values they believe central to the work of an information specialist, and how best to apply those values to the professional lives of all information specialists."
  • More or less equal : how digital platforms can help advance communication rights

    Lee, Philip; Sabanes Plou, Dafne (, 2014)
    Today's digital platforms offer the tantalizing possibility of learning and taking into account opinions from the margins that contradict the dominant voices in the public sphere. The concept of citizen journalism has radically altered traditional news and information flows, encouraging greater interaction and interdependence. What challenges does this development pose for societies worldwide? What ethical questions does it raise? This booklet explores these questions against a background of rapid technological change and with the aim of strengthening the communication rights of all people everywhere.
  • Global Survey of Business Ethics

    Rossouw, Deon; Stückelberger, Christoph (, 2012)
    "The global survey of business ethics in teaching, training and research presented in this volume is based on previous smaller surveys, as described in the Introduction; but it is the first truly global survey of its kind. It gives a broad picture of the diversity of business ethics discourses, teaching models, training facilities and research capacities (or lack of them) on all continents but also shows trends and upcoming topics. It is a rich puzzle and a global mapping for orientation." Preface 7 Christoph Stückelberger Introduction 9 GJ (Deon) Rossouw 1. Latin America 19 Álvaro Pezoa Bissières and María Paz Riumalló Herl 2. North America 93 Joseph A. Petrick, Wesley Cragg and Martha Eugenia Sañudo Velázquez 3. Africa 127 G.J. (Deon) Rossouw 3.1 West Africa 143 Obiora Ike 3.2 Southern Africa 161 Marilise Smurthwaite 3.3 East Africa 181 Michael Mawa and Jane Adams 3.4 Francophone Africa 201 Liboire Kagabo 4. Europe 217 Luc Van Liedekerke and Gert Demuijnck 5. Central Asia 251 Carolyn Erdener 6. South and South East Asia 271 Vasanthi Srinivasan 7. East Asia 301 Zucheng Zhou, Chiaki Nakano, Ben Nanfeng Luo 7.1 China 303 Zucheng Zhou, Yuan Liu, Ben Nanfeng Luo 7.2 Japan 331 Chiaki Nakano, Toru Umeda, Masahide Ohno, Kanae Teramoto, Takayuki Tanaka, Riu Yokota 7.3 Korea 347 Zucheng Zhou, Yuan Liu, Ben Nanfeng Luo 7.4 Conclusion 349 Zucheng Zhou, Yuan Liu, Ben Nanfeng Luo 8. Oceania 353 Royston Gustavson 9. Conclusion 379 GJ (Deon) Rossouw Editors and authors 399
  • Trust and Ethics in Finance : Innovative ideas from the Robin Cosgrove Prize

    Cosgrove-Sacks, Carol; Dembinski, Paul H. (, 2012)
    The values that guide finance professionals and the core role played by trust in the modern finance industry have been the dominant themes of the best papers submitted for the Robin Cosgrove Prize since it was launched in 2006. Inviting young people to submit innovative ideas to advance ethical approaches to the world of finance in its many manifestations has stimulated a global debate on the role of ethics and integrity in finance. It is important to note that the prize was launched before the topic of ethics in finance became fashionable. It is not a reactive exercise to the current crisis. The aim is to prompt a shift in thinking throughout the world of finance – the fresh ideas submitted for the prize have global relevance. The twenty-three essays in this volume come from young researchers on six continents; their innovative ideas will contribute to future-oriented ethical solutions.
  • Sharing Values

    Malik Mujahid, Abdul; Almirzanah, Syafa’atun; Hentsch Cisneros, Ariane; Premawardhana, Shanta (, 2011)
    As global ethics emerges as an important answer to the common issues facing humankind, we cannot spare a reflection on the process leading to a consensus on global values. If we are to break political, economic, ideological, cultural, religious and gender-based patterns of domination in the debate on global ethics, we must ensure that all parties to the dialogue are able to express their values freely and in their own fashion. This book provides indications on the current reflection on the hermeneutics of intercultural and interreligious dialogue on ethics, with an attempt to formulate in a decentralised manner priorities for the future implementation of this dialogue. These include using our own religious resources to foster dialogue on ethics, searching in the transcendental or the holistic for a solution to moral diversity, dealing with the deep suffering caused by colonisation and neo-imperialism, and addressing the mutual challenges of traditionalism and modernism. Also presented are the " Principles on Sharing Values across Cultures and Religions".
  • The Korean Democratisation Movement and Calvin

    Kyuhong, Yeon (, 2009)
    "[...] This presentation will reveal how Calvinism, and which elements of his theological thought, could influence the Korean Presbyterian churches' active participation in the Korean democratisation movement of the 1970s. Of course, the Korean Presbyterian churches' understanding of Calvin was by no means homogeneous. Different interpretations of Calvin's theology were held, resulting in severe conflicts and the division into two groups: the conservatives and the radicals. So our topic will be helpful, to some extent, in understanding the division of the Korean Presbyterians into conservative versus radical, and also in appreciating the church's creative application of Calvinism.", p. 206 (Introduction).
  • Reciprocal Relationship between Church and State in Indonesia

    Setio, Robert (, 2009)
    "Calvinist churches in Indonesia, unlike their Catholic sister, have consciously taken a position of not being directly involved in political matters. They have rather opted to make benign comments about political events that do not require a deep or serious involvement in politics. Such a position may be seen as being derived from Calvinist understanding of the division of church and state, but it is in fact mirroring the legacy of the ideology of the New Order regime. The authoritarian regime, by arguing that politics is exclusively a matter of the government, succeded in silencing anyone other than its own political ideal. The churches chose to live in accordance with the will of the regime so that it would not have to contradict the powerful government, and, at the same time, it would enjoy the protection of the government, however superficial it was. Now, as the times have changed and the country is in the transitional state to being a truly democratic country, the church should reconsider its position. Learning from Calvin’s doctrine of the kingdom of God and the relationship between Church and State, this article proposes endorsing a more active involvement of the church in politics. [...]", p. 231-232
  • From Oppressive Calvinism to Transformative Calvinism in Indonesia

    Singgih, Emanuel Gerrit (, 2009)
    "[...] In Indonesia, Calvin is used for justifying the political abstention of the church and for on the other side encouraging it to take responsibility in politics and society as a partner of the state. [...]", in: Calvin Global. How Faith influences Societies, Introduction, by Christoph Stueckelberger and Reinhold Bernhardt, p. 14.

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