A Global Ethic for Global Politics and Economics (Google eBook)

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Oxford University Press, Mar 9, 1998 - Religion - 336 pages
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As the twentieth century draws to a close and the rush to globalization gathers momentum, political and economic considerations are crowding out vital ethical questions about the shape of our future. Now, Hans Kung, one of the world's preeminent Christian theologians, explores these issues in a visionary and cautionary look at the coming global society. How can the new world order of the twenty first century avoid the horrors of the twentieth? Will nations form a real community or continue to aggressively pursue their own interests? Will the Machiavellian approaches of the past prevail over idealism and a more humanitarian politics? What role can religion play in a world increasingly dominated by transnational corporations? Kung tackles these and many other questions with the insight and moral authority that comes from a lifetime's devotion to the search for justice and human dignity. Arguing against both an amoral realpolitik and an immoral resurgence of laissez faire economics, Kung defines a comprehensive ethic founded on the bedrock of mutual respect and humane treatment of all beings that would encompass the ecological, legal, technological, and social patterns that are reshaping civilization. If we are going to have a global economy, a global technology, a global media, Kung argues, we must also have a global ethic to which all nations, and peoples of the most varied backgrounds and beliefs, can commit themselves. "The world," he says, "is not going to be held together by the Internet." For anyone concerned about the world we are creating, A Global Ethic for Global Politics and Economics offers equal measures of informed analysis, compassionate foresight, and wise counsel.
  

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Contents

The Old Real Politics Again?
3
Richelieu
14
Bismarck
21
No Moralizing Ideal Politics
29
Morgenthau
37
The conflict between power and morality
49
Responsible Politics
59
Ethics a challenge for politicians
69
Questions about Globalization
159
The welfare state in crisis
170
What Global Plan for Economic Policy?
184
Social market economy
196
A global market economy requires a global ethic
208
Responsible Economics
220
Outlines of a new paradigm of an ethic for
234
Ethic Business and Managers
250

Ideals and realities
79
A Global Ethic as a Foundation for Global Society
91
Not only rights but also responsibilities
99
World Peace A Challenge for the World Religions
114
What holds modern society together?
131
Confidencebuilding measures between the religions
143
Ethics a challenge for managers
261
Has ethics a chance in business?
269
Conclusion
277
A Word of Thanks
304
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