The Crisis in Global Ethics and the Future of Global Governance (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
328
Utgivningsdatum
2019-10-01
Förlag
Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
ISBN
9781786430861
The Crisis in Global Ethics and the Future of Global Governance (inbunden)

The Crisis in Global Ethics and the Future of Global Governance

Fulfilling the Promise of the Earth Charter

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This thought-provoking book stimulates dialogue and action on the role of global ethics in the governance of both individual societies and the international order. Such inquiry is imperative given the extraordinary challenges that face the world today. Calling for a renewed discussion on global ethics, this unique book responds to two seminal texts on global ethics and the promise of the Earth Charter written by J. Ronald Engel whose pioneering work continues to influence the debate over democracy's place in the Anthropocene. It aims to inspire an active movement that can reclaim the moral high ground and motivate the vision of a just, sustainable future. Leading figures in environmental ethics, philosophy and law approach questions surrounding global ethics and governance from a range of cultural and philosophical perspectives. Emphasis is placed on the role that "declarations" such as the Earth Charter can play in this work, alongside the importance of deepening global dialogues. The Crisis in Global Ethics and the Future of Global Governance will appeal to students and academics working in the fields of law, philosophy and the social sciences, as well as community groups endorsing the Earth Charter and global initiatives.
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'This challenging book could not be read at a better time in our troubled pandemic world of 2020. This book made me stop, think, and consider how I can act in my own tiny world to ensure that my behaviour as a citizen of the world makes some contribution (no matter how small) to the welfare of humanity. I commend the book to readers.' -- Michael Dolan, Law Institute Journal 'The scholars in this book have stepped forward in this volume to continue the debate about the global ethics movement, its recent triumphs, failures and, above all, challenges ahead. Anyone concerned with the dignity of the human race and the majesty of Planet Earth, and the contemporary threats to both, will find the intellect and wisdom in the book pleasurably spiritual -- and absorbing.' - Parvez Hassan, Hassan and Hassan, Pakistan

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Edited by Peter Burdon, Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide, Australia, Klaus Bosselmann, Professor of Law and Director, New Zealand Centre for Environmental Law, University of Auckland, New Zealand and Kirsten Engel, James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona, US

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Contents: 1. Editors Preface 2. Fulfilling the Promise of the Earth Charter Part I The Call for a New Democratic Earth Covenant 3. Summons to a New Axial Age: The Promise, Limits and Future of the Earth Charter J. Ronald Engel 4. Can the Earth Charter Movement Be Renewed? The Covenantal Promise of the Earth Charter Movement J. Ronald Engel Part II Responses 5. Towards a World Constitutional Order Klaus Bosselmann 6. From Stardust to Sacred Sands: Protecting Life on Earth through a Human Story of Ethics, Care, and the Cosmos Kathryn A. Gwiazdon 7. The Earth Charter Facing the Anthropocene Epoch Holmes Rolston III 8. Rethinking Global Ethics in the Anthropocene Peter D. Burdon 9. Earth Law into the Anthropocene Nicholas A. Robinson 10. Governing Ecological Governance in the Anthropocene: A New Covenant of Eco-communitarianism Bruce Jennings 11. Promising the Earth: The Need for Engelian Convenant-Making in the Anthropocene Brendan Mackey and Nicole Rogers 12. Global Ethics and the Earth Charter Nigel Dower 13. J. Ronald Engel's Vision for Achieving a Sustainable World Donald A. Brown 14. From the Earth Charter to the Ecozoic Peter D. Brown 15. The Quest for Democracy Laura Westra 16. Answering the Summons: Contemporary Prospects for Global Dialogue Stephen Rowe 17. Global Charters and Covenants for the Flourishing of Life: A Subaltern Ethical Critique George Zachariah 18. Rewilding the Covenant of Life with Compassion: A Future for Global and Sustainability Ethics William S. Lynn 19. Revisiting the Earth Charter 20 Years Later: A Response to Ron Engel Richard Falk 20. Keeping Faith with Life Prue Taylor 21. Promoting Global Ethics: The Earth Trusteeship Initiative Klaus Bosselmann and Prue Taylor 22. Full text of the Earth Charter 23. Author notes Index