Environmental Dilemmas

Author: Robert Mugerauer
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739120581
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Philosophy

Environmental Dilemmas focuses on the ethical problems and dilemmas that emerge in place-based professional practices_architecture, landscape architecture, planning, engineering, and construction management. Mugerauer and Manzo connect decision-making to major ethical theories, principles, and rules, and professional codes of ethics.

Environmental Dilemmas

Author: R.J. Berry
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780585365770
Release Date: 2007-08-19
Genre: Nature

This is a book by people who have had to make decisions which affect the environment in which we all live, decisions which sometimes affect the quality of life of millions. It is not an academic disquisition on how to approach decision-making. Most of the chapters are written by scientists who have had to take action or make recommendations on environmental matters in situations where the data are incomplete or choices hedged by factors beyond scientific resolution; the result is that they have had to resolve dilemmas about the proper way forward in the matter. My brief to the authors was to describe issues with which they had been personally concerned, rather than simply select from the vast range of envir- mental problems 'out there'. The only exception to this was Andrew Brennan (Chapter 1), who is a professional philosopher; I asked him to say something about the processes and errors indulged by environmental decision-makers. There is some overlap between chapters, but this is not extensive. I have made no attempt to eliminate it, because the aim has been to present personal points of view, not a systematic account of environmental problems. Similarly, there are important topics which are not covered. Indeed, a critic would complain that a book on environmental dilemmas which does not deal directly with the crucial divide between development and conservation is almost wholly irrelevant; from one point of view, it could be condemned as fiddling while Rome burns.

Issues in Recreation and Leisure

Author: Donald J. McLean
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736043993
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Education

Learning to resolve a dilemma ethically is a complex skill that recreation leaders and managers must learn in order to be successful, because they face ethical issues every day. They must ask themselves, “What is the right thing to do in this situation?” “Is my decision ethical for everyone involved?” “How will my decision affect each of the stakeholders—and my career?” Teaching applied ethics requires an understanding of how moral dilemmas can be justly resolved as well as techniques and approaches to accomplish these goals. Issues in Recreation and Leisure: Ethical Decision Makingguides students though this complex process of resolving real-life recreation dilemmas by presenting activities, techniques, and a field-tested three-step process. This process helps students develop sound approaches to dealing with contemporary issues in leisure and recreation. In addition, this text contains the following features: -Thematic chapters that address current major issues in recreation management, therapeutic recreation, outdoor recreation, tourism, and culture so that students can comprehend the range of issues in these diverse areas of recreation -Eight case studies based on current dilemmas from a variety of recreation and leisure settings, providing students with valuable practice in applying the three-step method for resolving ethical dilemmas -Learning activities in each chapter that help students apply leisure philosophy to resolve dilemmas Part Iexplores ethics in leisure services and examines how dilemmas are naturally solved. It covers ethical theory and introduces a three-step method that can be widely applied. Students learn how recreation professionals worked through an actual dilemma and how their problem-solving strategies affect their solutions and their careers. Part IIpresents real-life dilemmas common to a variety of leisure management areas, ethical issues in therapeutic recreation, and problems in outdoor education. The authors also tackle various issues surrounding tourism, including culture, sex tourism, the natural environment, and virtual tourism. Part IIIcontains a consideration of professionalism in parks and recreation and related fields, a peek into the future, and eight contemporary case studies drawn from leisure services fields. These case studies test students' abilities to apply ethical problem solving by using the three-step method presented earlier in the book. The studies present issues in four major areas of recreation and leisure. Issues in Recreation and Leisure: Ethical Decision Makingprovides new insights into the recreation and leisure profession. It comes with a flexible format that can be used for one- to three-credit-hour courses in recreation issues. It arms students with the theory and knowledge they need for ethically resolving dilemmas. As such, it prepares them to make a difference as effective leisure service providers.

Environmental Ethics and Sustainability

Author: Hal Taback
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781466584204
Release Date: 2013-07-29
Genre: Law

Environmental Ethics and Sustainability: A Casebook for Environmental Professionals introduces a decision-making model constructed from the viewpoint that ethics are not about the way things are, but about the way things should be. The first part of the book covers natural human instincts, human attitude, treatment of other species and the natural world, and fundamental concepts in environmental decision making in the public policy arena. It also provides insight and specifics on how to develop an ethics culture in an organization as well as conduct an environmental ethics education program that trains leaders, professionals, and students. The second part of the book identifies and deals with numerous dilemmas in a case-study format, offers options, tests ethical values, and offers practice to the environmental professionals in making the right choice and evaluating the justification for those decisions. The authors of this book explore the notion that doing the right thing is not a natural human instinct, and that the techniques needed for resolving an ethical dilemma require training. The book defines ethics as "the difference between what a person has the right to do and the right thing to do!" It details a framework for understanding and resolving various ethical claims and concentrates on providing hands-on practical training for environmental practitioners and students aspiring to become environmental leaders and professionals.

Ethical Dilemmas and Decisions in Criminal Justice

Author: Joycelyn M. Pollock
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305856585
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Genre: Education

Packed with current, real-world examples, ETHICAL DILEMMAS AND DECISIONS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 9th Edition offers comprehensive, balanced, and practical coverage of ethics across all three arms of the criminal justice system: the police, the courts, and corrections. Readers find coverage of the philosophical principles and theories that are the foundation of ethical decision-making, as well as the latest challenges and issues in criminal justice -- the militarization of the police, mass imprisonment, wrongful convictions, the misuse of power by elected officials and/or other public servants, and more. The text provides a wealth of hands-on exercises as well as such insightful features as In the News boxes spotlighting recent examples of misconduct. For those studying or contemplating a career in criminal justice, real-life cases and situations demonstrate the significance of ethics in today's criminal justice arena. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 9781478444503
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Education

Never Highlight a Book Again! Just the FACTS101 study guides give the student the textbook outlines, highlights, practice quizzes and optional access to the full practice tests for their textbook.

Ethics for International Business

Author: John Kline
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135837914
Release Date: 2010-07-27
Genre: Business & Economics

Business takes place in an increasingly global environment, crossing political and cultural boundaries that challenge corporate values. The central focus of this successful and innovative text lies in how to make and explain 'best choice' judgments when confronting ethical dilemmas in international business situations. The newly-updated version of this groundbreaking textbook continues to provide a topical and relevant analysis of the ethical dimensions of conducting business in a global political economy. From a starting point of applied ethics, the book introduces a common set of normative terms and analytical tools for examining and discussing real case scenarios. Extensive real-world examples, presented in the form of exhibits, cover issues including: foreign production, including sweatshops export of hazardous products testing and pricing of HIV-AIDS drugs advertising tobacco, alcoholic beverages and infant formula deceptive marketing techniques and bribery religious and social discrimination cultural impacts from 'music, movies and malls' environmental issues, including oil spills, rain forest preservation, global warming and genetically modified foods fair trade certification and consumer boycotts oil investments in the Sudan, Burma and Nigeria. To keep pace with the changing landscape of global business, this new edition features: updated exhibits that introduce new issues, including internet censorship and privacy, marketing and obesity, dumping electronic waste in Ghana, the costs of bottled water, and Wal-Mart’s supplier code in China increased coverage of issues arising in emerging markets updated descriptions and assessments of relevant international agreements seventeen new photographs that were chosen to accompany cases designed for classroom discussion "framing questions" to guide discussion of issues in topical chapters three additional figures that help depict the ethical analysis process. The continued globalization of business increases the relevance of this textbook and its unique focus on specifically international ethical challenges faced by business, where governments and civil society groups play an active role. While most business ethics texts continue to focus heavily on ethical theory, this textbook condenses ethical theory into applied decision-making concepts, emphasizing practical applications to real world dilemmas. Anyone with an interest in the ethical implications of international business, or the business implications of corporate responsibility in the global market, will find this book a thought-provoking yet balanced analysis. Clearly written, this has become the textbook of choice in this increasingly important field.

Environmental Issues in the Curricula of International Business

Author: Alma T. Mintu-Wimsatt
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1560244674
Release Date: 1993-01
Genre: Business & Economics

If today's business schools are to fulfill their obligation to produce the managers of the future, academic training has to include environmental awareness. This book provides a better understanding of the dramatic implications that environmental concerns are having on the practice of business and on the teaching of business practices. It creates and enhances environmental awareness, fostering creative thinking in a manner consistent with the objectives of business schools. Environmental Issues in the Curricula of International Business discusses the necessity and criticality of environmental awareness to business practices in the 1990s and beyond, drawing a link between this information and its application to business curricula. Chapters discuss the many implications of the Green movement and increased environmental concerns on international business and how this affects the obligations of business educators. Additional chapters focus on environmental ethics and responsibilities. Some specific topics covered include: the effects of the green challenge to business schools in the light of the environmental needs of business organizations the impact of an ecological approach to the development of a sustainable economy a description of six potential avenues for academic business involvement in environmental business teaching, research, and service curriculum development incorporating the theme of environmental ethics in international business education a contrasting look at two models for including environmental ethics in the international business curricula This groundbreaking book emphasizes the responsibilities of educators and researchers for the inclusion of environmental consciousness in the present curriculum in business schools. Marketing and management academics, professionals specializing in the environment and ethics, and business school deans and university presidents will find this book a vital tool for incorporating environmental concerns into their curricula.

Environmental Health Ethics

Author: David B. Resnik
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107023956
Release Date: 2012-06-11
Genre: Health & Fitness

Environmental Health Ethics illuminates the conflicts between protecting the environment and promoting human health. In this study, David B. Resnik develops a method for making ethical decisions on environmental health issues. He applies this method to various issues, including pesticide use, antibiotic resistance, nutrition policy, vegetarianism, urban development, occupational safety, disaster preparedness, and global climate change. Resnik provides readers with the scientific and technical background necessary to understand these issues. He explains that environmental health controversies cannot simply be reduced to humanity versus environment and explores the ways in which human values and concerns - health, economic development, rights, and justice - interact with environmental protection.

Safety Ethics

Author: Manoj S. Patankar
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: UOM:39015060613315
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Transportation

This book provides guidance in the moral or ethical aspects of decision-making that perpetuate many of the latent failures in safety-critical systems. The core issues are illustrated by cases drawn from aviation, healthcare and environmental & occupational health.

Managerial Ethics

Author: Poonam Sharma
Publisher: SAGE Publications India
ISBN: 9788132101796
Release Date: 2004-10-07
Genre: Philosophy

What kinds of decisions do managers make in the face of ethical dilemmas? What is the logic they use? How does their personality affect these decisions? Does the environment or the context affect these decisions? This book addresses these issues both conceptually and through an empirical enquiry. The basic concept of ethics is defined, followed by a presentation of the different approaches to studying ethics. The overall approach is descriptive, focusing on how ethics exist in practice.

Moral Dilemmas

Author: Carol Gibb Harding
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 1412829011
Release Date: 1985-01-01
Genre: Philosophy

Dilemmas are often thought to be unresolvable situations, typically having equally abhorrant alternatives. In everyday affairs however one must not only face moral dilemmas but live through them by making moral choices. This book is a study of dilemmas, choices, and the process of reasoning that goes into both. Contents: Carol Harding, "The Psychological Reality of Moral Dilemmas"; Marvin W. Berkowitz, "Four Perspectives on Moral Argumentation"; Georg Lind, "Growth and Regression in Cognitive-Moral Development of Young University Students"; Lawrence Kohlberg, "The Just Community Approach of High School Moral Education"; Larry P. Nucci, "Children's Conceptions of Morality, Societal Convention, and Religious Prescription"; Larry May, "The Moral Adequacy of Kohlberg's Moral Development Theory"; Marilyn Friedman, "Abraham, Socrates, and Heinz: Where Are the Women? Care and Context in Moral Reasoning"; Laurence Hunman, "The Emotions and the Development of Moral Awareness."

Environmental Health Ethics

Author: David B. Resnik
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107380042
Release Date: 2012-06-11
Genre: Philosophy

Environmental Health Ethics illuminates the conflicts between protecting the environment and promoting human health. In this study, David B. Resnik develops a method for making ethical decisions on environmental health issues. He applies this method to various issues, including pesticide use, antibiotic resistance, nutrition policy, vegetarianism, urban development, occupational safety, disaster preparedness and global climate change. Resnik provides readers with the scientific and technical background necessary to understand these issues. He explains that environmental health controversies cannot simply be reduced to humanity versus environment and explores the ways in which human values and concerns - health, economic development, rights and justice - interact with environmental protection.