Ethics for Disaster

The book explores how these catastrophes illuminate the existing inequalities in society, combining a unique philosophical approach with new moral thinking.

Author: Naomi Zack

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9780742564954

Category: Philosophy

Page: 181

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Ethics for Disaster addresses the moral aspects of the aftermath of natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, and tornadoes. The book explores how these catastrophes illuminate the existing inequalities in society, combining a unique philosophical approach with new moral thinking. Zack stresses the obligation of both individuals and government in preparing for and responding to dangerous times, forcefully arguing for the preservation of normal moral principles even in times of crisis and national emergency.

Violence and Nonviolence

Studies in Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy Series Editor: James P. Sterba, University of Notre Dame This ... Angelo Corlett Ethics for Disaster (2009) by Naomi Zack Moral Vision: How Everyday Life Shapes Ethical Thinking (2005) ...

Author: Barry L. Gan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442217614

Category: Philosophy

Page: 138

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Violence and Nonviolence: an Introduction critiques five dominant societal views about violence and nonviolence. Using evidence from scientific studies as well as anecdotal evidence and news reports, esteemed scholar and editor Barry L. Gan shows students that these widely adopted and violent views are largely mistaken, and require a fundamental rethinking and adjustment. By synthesizing new research with old philosophies, Gan introduces students to an alternative paradigm of nonviolence through which we can begin to build a more peaceful world.

Disasters Core Concepts and Ethical Theories

... including Philosophy, Theology, Law, Economics, Public Health, Literature Studies, Political Science, and Gender Studies. ... Particular areas include reflection on risk, social psychology, typologies of disasters, and environmental ...

Author: Dónal P. O’Mathúna

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319927220

Category: Philosophy

Page: 244

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This Open Access Book is the first to examine disasters from a multidisciplinary perspective. Justification of actions in the face of disasters requires recourse both to conceptual analysis and ethical traditions. Part 1 of the book contains chapters on how disasters are conceptualized in different academic disciplines relevant to disasters. Part 2 has chapters on how ethical issues that arise in relation to disasters can be addressed from a number of fundamental normative approaches in moral and political philosophy. This book sets the stage for more focused normative debates given that no one book can be completely comprehensive. Providing analysis of core concepts, and with real-world relevance, this book should be of interest to disaster scholars and researchers, those working in ethics and political philosophy, as well as policy makers, humanitarian actors and intergovernmental organizations..

Ethics Law and Natural Hazards

This book argues that the international community has a moral duty to intervene on behalf of a population affected by a natural hazard when their government is either unable or unwilling to provide basic, life-saving assistance.

Author: Lauren Traczykowski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000356496

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 132

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This book argues that the international community has a moral duty to intervene on behalf of a population affected by a natural hazard when their government is either unable or unwilling to provide basic, life-saving assistance. The work draws on law, international relations theory, and political philosophy to articulate that non-response to a natural hazard is unethical. In providing policy suggestions the author articulates what should happen based on an ethical analysis. Readers will thus gain an ethical lens with which to view intervention in the aftermath of a natural hazard. The book encourages readers to consider the nuances of arguments from various disciplines about whether or not intervention is appropriate. Whilst arguing throughout that an intervention policy in response to natural hazards should be developed by the international community, the study also accounts for why intervention should only be used in very limited situations. This interdisciplinary approach makes the book essential reading for researchers, academics and policy-makers working in the areas of international law, humanitarian studies, human rights, international relations and political science.

A Research Agenda for COVID 19 and Society

Marianne Clark is a postdoctoral fellow in the Vitalities Lab, Social Policy Research Centre and Centre for Social Research ... His publications include books and articles on the philosophy of law, legal ethics, immunisation programmes, ...

Author: Matthewman, Steve

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781800885141

Category: Social Science

Page: 237

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With contributions from leading experts in the fields of anthropology, communications, disaster studies, economics, epidemiology, Indigenous studies, philosophy and sociology, this expansive book offers a diverse range of social science perspectives on the COVID-19 pandemic, providing critical insights into what a research agenda for COVID-19 and society resembles across different fields of study.

Emergency and Disaster Management Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

September 11: Public Administration and the Study of Crises and Crisis Management. Administration and Society ... Distribution and Emergency. Journal of Political Philosophy, 15(3), 296-320. ... Social and Legal Studies, 13, 265-89.

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522561965

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1723

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In a world of earthquakes, tsunamis, and terrorist attacks, emergency response plans are crucial to solving problems, overcoming challenges, and restoring and improving communities that have been affected by these catastrophic events. Although the necessity for quick and efficient aid is understood, researchers and professionals continue to strive for the best practices and methodologies to properly handle such significant events. Emergency and Disaster Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is an innovative reference source for the latest research on the theoretical and practical components of initiating crisis management and emergency response. Highlighting a range of topics such as preparedness and assessment, aid and relief, and the integration of smart technologies, this multi-volume book is designed for emergency professionals, policy makers, practitioners, academicians, and researchers interested in all aspects of disaster, crisis, and emergency studies.

Military Medical Ethics for the 21st Century

for Medicine, Ethics, and Law, Faculty of Medicine/Pediatrics, and Faculty of Religious Studies). ... His research interests include contemporary political theory, applied ethics, military ethics, Just War theory, and issues of ...

Author: Michael L. Gross

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317096108

Category: History

Page: 320

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As asymmetric ’wars among the people’ replace state-on-state wars in modern armed conflict, the growing role of military medicine and medical technology in contemporary war fighting has brought an urgent need to critically reassess the theory and practice of military medical ethics. Military Medical Ethics for the 21st Century is the first full length, broad-based treatment of this important subject. Written by an international team of practitioners and academics, this book provides interdisciplinary insights into the major issues facing military-medical decision makers and critically examines the tensions and dilemmas inherent in the military and medical professions. In this book the authors explore the practice of battlefield bioethics, medical neutrality and treatment of the wounded, enhancement technologies for war fighters, the potential risks of dual-use biotechnologies, patient rights for active duty personnel, military medical research and military medical ethics education in the 21st Century.

Faces of Environmental Racism

PHILOSOPHY ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES Studies in Social , Political , and Legal Philosophy Series Editor James P. Sterba , University of Notre ... yet challenging , and should be required reading in environmental ethics and policy courses .

Author: Laura Westra

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742512495

Category: Philosophy

Page: 308

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Through case studies that highlight the type of information that is seldom reported in the news, Faces of Environmental Racism exposes the type and magnitude of environmental racism, both domestic and international. The essays explore the justice of current environmental practices, asking such questions as whether cost-benefit analysis is an appropriate analytic technique and whether there are alternate routes to sustainable development in the South.

The power of vulnerability

Invoked in the 1980s in the fields of moral and political philosophy (Goodin, 1985; 1988; Nussbaum, 1986), ... social policy studies (McLaughlin, 2012; Misztal, 2011; Turner, 2006; Wilkinson, 2009) to legal theory (Fineman, 2008; 2010; ...

Author: Anu Koivunen

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781526133120

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

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This electronic version has been made available under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) open access license. This book is available as an open access ebook under a CC-BY-NC-ND licence. This book investigates the new language of vulnerability that has emerged in feminist, queer and antiracist debates on media, taking a particular interest in the historical legacies and contemporary forms and effects of this language. Contributors such as Jack Halberstam and Sara Ahmed examine how vulnerability has become a battleground, how affect and vulnerability have turned into a politicised currency both for addressing and obscuring asymmetries of power, and how media activism and state policies address so-called vulnerable groups. Taking on such heated topics as trigger warnings and diversity policies, the book will be of interest to scholars and students in media and cultural studies, affect theory, gender studies, queer theory and critical race studies.

The SAGE Handbook of Health Care Ethics

She also has a background in Health Law from the Université de Sherbrooke , where she studied the concept of wrongful ... research projects and her research interests lie in moral and political philosophy , feminist studies , global ...

Author: Ruth Chadwick

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446209615

Category: Medical

Page: 481

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The SAGE Handbook of Health Care Ethics is an influential collection of work by leading scholars on the fundamental and emerging themes which define health care ethics. Combining international and interdisciplinary perspectives, the Handbook provides a cutting-edge account of debates in five key areas: - health care ethics in an era of globalization - beginning and end-of-life - vulnerable populations - research ethics and technologies - public health and human rights. This authoritative Handbook brings together experts with backgrounds in philosophy, sociology, law, public policy and the health professions and reflects the increasing impact of globalisation and the dynamic advances in the fields of bioscience and genetics, which keep ethics at the centre of debates about the future direction of healthcare. It is an invaluable resource for all students, practitioners, academics and researchers investigating ethical issues in relation to healthcare.