Global Issues

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GLOBAL ISSUES
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Demographics Health GMOs Political agenda Poverty - inequality Corruption Technology - internet Waste Water scarcity Reuse/ recycle Climate change World Issues / Societal expectations Political Technological Ethics Global issues world issues” Conflict – and post conflict Sustainable production & consumption Crime Governance Social Individual v’s community Education
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What do we mean by “Global Ethics ?” Micro-ethics: Ethical and moral behavior of individuals; for professionals there is usually a code of professional conduct. Meso-ethics: This usually refers to ethics at the group level, particularly governments and businesses. Macro-ethics: This usually refers to the values we as a collective society hold, hence the term “Global Ethics.”
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Micro-ethics Ethical and moral behavior of individuals and may be: Rule or principle based. Contextual or situational. Family values. Religious, ethnic or community values. Dictated by professional rules of conduct. Dictated by law.
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Meso-ethics Meso : In the middle or intermediate with respect to position, time, size or degree. Governments: National security; economic growth and economic competitiveness; assured food supply; justice and protection of citizens; etc. Businesses: Obligations to shareholders (profit); obligations to workers (cash flow/payroll); protecting their social franchise; etc.
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Macro-ethics: Global Ethics This has come to mean protection of our “commons.” Current issues: Social capital (population growth). Biodiversity (extinction of species). Soil and food security (hunger/malnutrition). Ocean fisheries. Global air quality and pollution. Global climate change. Global freshwater resources. Energy resources and global development.
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World Religions
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Ecological and Societal Impact (After Bateson-1970) World population growth Acceleration of technological progress. Certain “errors” in the thinking and attitudes of western culture, emanating from the industrial revolution.
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“Errors” in Western Thinking It’s us against the environment. It’s us against other men. It’s the individual (or the individual company, or the individual nation) that matters. We can have unilateral control over the environment and must strive for that control.
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“Errors” in Western Thinking (Continued) We live within an infinitely expanding “frontier.” Economic determinism is common sense. Technology will do it for us.
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Bateson (Continued) “…if we continue to operate in a Cartesian dualism of mind versus matter, we shall probably also continue to see the world as God versus man, elite versus people, …and man versus environment. It is doubtful whether a species having both an advanced technology and this strange way of looking at its world can endure.”
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