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The Common Good And Ecological Integrity

Author : Laura Westra
ISBN : 9781317211853
Genre : Nature
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Proponents of the concept of ecological integrity argue that it is a necessary component of global governance on which the sustainable future of the planet and its inhabitants depends. This book presents the latest research and current thinking on the role of ecological integrity in support of life on Earth and the importance of governance for the common good, or the benefit of all. The book considers whether present forms of governance support the common good, or whether they are endangering its very foundations. It explores the connection between consumerism and capitalism, the destruction of natural resources and with it, the elimination of many of the ecosystem services that support life in general, and human life in particular. Chapters focus on the defence of human rights, and in particular the rights to key resources such as food, water and general health/wellbeing, as well as energy and security. Topics covered include climate change, biodiversity, migration and conflict resolution, with approaches from various perspectives such as politics, ethics, sociology and law. Overall the book provides a stimulating insight into the multifaceted debates surrounding ecological integrity, global governance and sustainability.
Category: Nature

Ecological Integrity And Global Governance

Author : Laura Westra
ISBN : 9781317237204
Genre : Political Science
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It is increasingly argued that a focus on environmental sustainability is fundamental to effective and equitable governance, and ultimately for the good of mankind. This book argues that, in the face increasing environmental challenges, it is essential to recognise the role that ecological integrity has played, and must play, in governance for environmental sustainability in order to ensure the future survival of life on earth. Ecological integrity encompasses not only the necessity of respect for nature, but also the human right to a sound and healthy environment. The author shows that on this basis, acceptance of its primacy in law and governance is key to a sustainable and equitable future for all. The book presents a uniquely informed treatise on the term, its origins, evolution and position in current debates, exploring the conflicts which have so far prevented its acceptance. Written by a leading scholar on the subject, this book provides the most in-depth exposition of ecological integrity available to increase understanding of this crucial concept and encourage its adoption in governance and international law.
Category: Political Science

The Common Good And Environmental Governance For The Support Of Life

Author : Laura Westra
ISBN : 9781443899260
Genre : Common good
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The ongoing environmental crisis has given rise to grave concerns everywhere, and a number of authors have approached this topic from various disciplines and points of view, proposing different strategies to address and correct the situation. A major problem, however, is presented by the role and possible efficiency of existing legal regimes, most of which do not consider seriously the ecological problems that are the basis of most of the global problems that beset us. In 2015, Italy hosted the 2015 Expo of Milano, an important fair that attempted to address some of these major issues, primarily the availability of safe food and water, and the legal regimes that govern their distribution. The conference that resulted in this volume took place at the University of Parma, an old university in a city roughly one hour away. This volume discusses a variety of environmental and ecological issues from the standpoint of existing legal instruments, with a primary focus on the necessity for ecologically-oriented governance, in order to mitigate and redress a situation that – at present – supports multiple human rights violations.
Category: Common good

Ecological Integrity Law And Governance

Author : Laura Westra
ISBN : 9781351185455
Genre : Law
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Ecological integrity is concerned with protecting the planet in a holistic way, while respecting ethics and human rights. Over recent years it has been introduced directly and indirectly in several legal regimes, culminating in international law with the 2016 expanded remit of the International Criminal Court, which now includes "environmental disasters". This book celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Global Ecological Integrity Group (GEIG), which includes more than 250 scholars and independent researchers worldwide, from diverse disciplines, including ecology, biology, philosophy, epidemiology, public health, ecological economics, and international law. It reviews the role of ecological integrity across a number of fields through inter- and trans-disciplinary engagement on matters affecting and governing the sustainability of life for both present and future generations. These include, ethics, environmental disasters, crimes against humanity and environmental health, and how such issues can be subject to sound governance and be incorporated into international law. The book also looks forward to new applications of the concept of ecological integrity, such as crimes that result in the exploitation of natural resources and the illegal dispossession of land.
Category: Law

Covenant Community And The Common Good

Author : Eric Mount
ISBN : UOM:39015050138133
Genre : Religion
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"Covenant - a basis of Reformed theology and ethics - fell on hard times in the 1970s and 1980s because it seemed to carry with it unredeemable patriarchical presuppositions. Common good - a strong category for Catholic moral thought - suffered a similar demise because it seemed to lack the needed precision for useful analysis. In Covenant, Community, and the Common Good, Eric Mount offers a refinement of both terms in the context of community. The resulting ethics promotes egalitarian goods of community, vocation, and equitable distribution. Mount presents a contemporary understanding of ethics that can address the current debates on family values, work and welfare, civil society and virtue, and our growing global community."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Category: Religion

Just Ecological Integrity

Author : Peter Miller
ISBN : UOM:39015055088440
Genre : Nature
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Just Ecological Integrity presents a collection of revised and expanded essays originating from the international conference "Connecting Environmental Ethics, Ecological Integrity, and Health in the New Millennium" held in San Jose, Costa Rica in June 2000. It is a cooperative venture of the Global Ecological Integrity Project and the Earth Charter Initiative. Beginning with an in depth look at the history and meaning of the Earth Charter itself, Just Ecological Integrity moves to consider the systems of measurement necessary to indicate progress in achieving the Earth Charter's goals. Contributors to the volume explore such issues as the reciprocal impacts between humans and nature; human destructiveness; and the various ways in which the revaluation of nature in terms of intrinsic qualities affects broader notions of justice. A rich collection of case studies enhances the volume and examines such issues as violence, risk, and the preservation of nature in local circumstances.
Category: Nature

Globalization And Catholic Social Thought

Author : John Aloysius Coleman
ISBN : UOM:39015063232980
Genre : Religion
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Contributors to this volume assess the meaning of globalization and the capacity of Catholic social thought to understand, reform, and guide it.
Category: Religion

Power In The Public Sphere

Author : Simone Pulver
ISBN : UCSD:31822035195239
Genre : Climatic changes
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Category: Climatic changes

Korea Religious Tradition And Globalization

Author : Chae-sik Chŏng
ISBN : UOM:39015061061522
Genre : African Americans
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Two essays by professor Chai-sik Chung, world-renowned sociologist of religion, address Korean religious traditions, globalization problems, and key roles played by Koreans in multicultural nations, including the United States.
Category: African Americans

Watershed Resources

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ISBN : MINN:31951D00893277V
Genre : Water resources development
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Category: Water resources development

A Case Study In Thomistic Environmental Ethics

Author : Robert L. Grant
ISBN : CORNELL:31924107023339
Genre : Nature
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This original study applies the philosophical/theological thought of Thomas Aquinas to issues of environmental ethics, specifically in relation to the restoration and preservation of the plains of the Loess Hills in Iowa. This study should appeal to scholars working in environmental ethics, philosophy, theology, and ecology. Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologiae to a particular environmental region, namely the Loess Hills of Iowa. The book begins by telling the ecological story of the Loess Hills and then proceeds to summarize the development of environmental ethics through the legacy of Henry David Thoreau, thereby revealing certain tensions that exist in contemporary environmental debates. Then, after considering the strengths and weaknesses of anthropocentric and ecocentric ethical systems, the author provides an exposition of Aquinas' understanding of the bonum naturalis, the bonum connaturalis, and the bonum supernaturalis, as these are found in the Summa Theologiae. flourishing only in ways that simultaneously save the contextualizing ecosystems. This ethic is then applied to the particular case of the Loess Hills, producing an eudaimonistic ecoregionalism.
Category: Nature

The Business Of Consumption

Author : Laura Westra
ISBN : UOM:39015049543021
Genre : Business & Economics
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At the forefront of international concerns about global legislation and regulation, a host of noted environmentalists and business ethicists examine ethical issues in consumption from the points of view of environmental sustainability, economic development, and free enterprise. Visit our website for sample chapters!
Category: Business & Economics

The Promise Of Nature

Author : John F. Haught
ISBN : UOM:39015029853986
Genre : Religion
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While justifying the role of religion in shaping an ecological ethic, the author explores the religious and specifically Christian reasons why we should care for the natural world.
Category: Religion

Encyclopedia Of Science And Religion A I

Author : Wentzel Van Huyssteen
ISBN : 0028657055
Genre : Electronic books
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A multidisciplinary approach that addresses all aspects of the dialogue between the sciences and the world's religions, reaching into the humanities as well as into the physical sciences and technology. Examines controversial issues such as human cloning and stem cell research long with more traditional questions such as the origins of life, the nature of sin, and the philosophy of science and religion. 4 volumes.
Category: Electronic books

God Creation And Climate Change

Author : Richard W. Miller
ISBN : IND:30000127508590
Genre : Nature
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Leading theologians and ethicists reflect on the most serious crisis of our time, offering insights from theology, history, and ethics to aid in the transformation required to meet it. The magnitude of the problem of environmental degradation and climate change requires a complete rethinking and reorientation of our way of being in the world. Responding to this crisis requires not only a conversion of the will but even more fundamentally a transformation of the imagination---that is, the capacity to think of other ways of being, thinking, and acting in the world. These original essays, by a distinguished group of Catholic Scholars, assess the gravity of the situation and offer resources from biblical and theological traditions for the necessary mobilization of will and the conversion of our imaginations
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Handbook Of Sustainability Research

Author : Walter Leal Filho
ISBN : STANFORD:36105120994871
Genre : Science
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This handbook introduces concepts, ideas and methods of sustainability research based on real examples. It is divided into four sections. One part deals with theoretical aspects of sustainability and refers to theoretical approaches to sustainability research. Another section elaborates on more practical approaches to sustainability research, offering views and perspectives from various researchers, illustrating how regulations, laws and political frameworks influence sustainability. A third part treats education for sustainability and presents research and practical projects, showcasing how sustainability research may focus in formal and non-formal education. The final section draws some conclusions based on the body of experiences and knowledge gathered by the authors. This handbook will be of great use to educators, scientists, researchers, politicians, environment activists, teachers and others interested in sustainability and in the implementation of results of sustainability research.
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The Path Ahead

Author : Lynne Ann DeSpelder
ISBN : UOM:39015042084221
Genre : Social Science
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This anthology directs attention to the evolving understanding of death and dying in today’s multicultural environment. Authoritative voices of pioneers and pathfinders in the field of death studies are joined by insightful commentators from intersecting disciplines, bringing depth and range of coverage to current knowledge about death, dying, and bereavement. This approach encourages critical thinking and allows students to examine their own feelings and beliefs about the path ahead.
Category: Social Science

Innovation Profit And The Common Good In Higher Education

Author : John Harpur
ISBN : NWU:35556041533654
Genre : Business & Economics
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Exploring the current commercialization and innovation policies in higher education, this book examines the the way in which higher education is being transformed to accommodate business methods.
Category: Business & Economics