ISBN 9781844652822,Global Ethics

Global Ethics

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ISBN 9781844652822
Publisher

Routledge

Publication Year 2011
ISBN-13

ISBN 9781844652822

ISBN-10 1844652823
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 288 Pages
Language (English)
Global ethics is an exciting and growing field of study. It addresses the most pressing contemporary ethical concerns, including rogue states, torture, scarce resources, poverty, migration, consumption, global trade, medical tourism, and humanitarian intervention. Global ethics is both topical and important. How we resolve (or fail to resolve) the dilemmas of global ethics shapes how we understand ourselves, our relationships with each other and the social and political frameworks of governance now and into the future. This is seen most clearly in the case of climate change, where our actions now determine the environment our grandchildren will inherit, but it is also the case in other areas as our decisions about what it is permissible for humans beings to do to each other determines the type of beings we are. This book, suitable for course use, introduces students to the theory and practice of global ethics, ranging over issues in global governance and citizenship, poverty and development, war and terrorism, bioethics, environmental and climate ethics and gender justice.

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