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Title Candles in the dark : a new spirit for a plural world / edited by Barbara Sundberg Baudot ; foreword by Vaclav Havel
Published Manchester, NH : New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College ; Seattle, Wash. : University of Washington Press, [2002]
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 372 pages) : illustrations
Contents Message from the Secretary General of the United Nations / Kofi A. Annan -- Foreword / Vaclav Havel -- Introduction / Barbara Sundberg Baudot -- pt. I. The Need for a Political Renaissance -- Ch. 1. Global Ethics in a Plural World / Nitin Desai -- Ch. 2. Secularism, Globalization, and the Role of the State: A Plea for Renewal / Richard Falk -- Ch. 3. Rethinking the "Four Freedoms" for the Global Community / Ruud Lubbers -- Ch. 4. What Can Be Wrong With Growth? / Peter Marris -- pt. II. Perspectives from Religious and Philosophical Traditions -- Ch. 5. Benedictine Spirituality: A Basis for Reevaluating Modern Development Trends / John R. Fortin -- Ch. 6. Confucian Humanism and the Western Enlightenment / Tu Weiming -- Ch. 7. Essence and Continuity of Life in the African Society / Thomas Odhiambo -- Ch. 8. Return of the "Native" / Muhammad Suheyl Umar -- Ch. 9. Unity Between the Values of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty / Tomonobu Imamichi -- pt. III. Insights from Art, Language and Literature -- Ch. 10. Towards Noosphere / Vyacheslav Ivanov -- Ch. 11. Progress: A Tale of Galoshes of Fortune and of a Shoe that Fits / Barbara Sundberg Baudot -- Ch. 12. Philosophical Reflection on the Path of Art / Noriko Hashimoto -- Ch. 13. The Dynamic Now -- A Poet's Counsel / Allison W. Phinney -- pt. IV. Values for a Global Society -- Ch. 14. The Moral Power of the United Nations / Jacques Baudot -- Ch. 15. Development Reflecting Human Values / Robert E. Gamer -- Ch. 16. Language and the Human Spirit / Vigdis Finnbogadottir and Birna Arnbjornsdottir -- Ch. 17. Values and Leadership in Managing High Performance Financial Firms / Roy C. Smith and Ingo Walter -- Ch. 18. Principles in the Practice of Diplomacy: A Personal Experience in International Affairs / Giandomenico Picco -- Ch. 19. Ethics in Diplomacy: Crises of Conscience and Self-Interest / Princeton N. Lyman
Summary "An international compendium of essays offering ideas for a new approach to international relations and public policy, one imbued with an ethical and spiritually enriched socio-political philosophy that esteems the human spirit and dignity as central values in decision making; seeks links between self-interest and the common good; and introduces, in a practical way, philosophical, spiritual, and cultural perspectives in the political discourse on global political and socio-economic problems. Each contribution is a candle shedding a particular light on challenges of the modern world." "The contributors represent a wide spectrum of scholarship, practical experience, and cultural histories, faiths and philosophies. Professors in various disciplines as well as practitioners in politics, public policy, diplomacy, development and international business, the contributors share a sense of the importance of introducing ethical and spiritual concepts and values into the public discourse on progress and globalization issues."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Globalization -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Progress -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Social ethics.
Spiritual life.
Form Electronic book
Author Baudot, Barbara Sundberg.
ISBN 0295800763 (electronic bk.)
9780295800769 (electronic bk.)