Co-Existing in a Globalized World

Co-Existing in a Globalized World : Key Themes in Inter-professional Ethics

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The internationalization of professional practices and the export of western technology and higher education are accompanied by a need to establish international standards of ethics across different professions. This pioneering and provocative group of essays constitutes essential reading for those interested in understanding, formulating, and teaching ethical standards for professions in an international and particularly cross-cultural context.
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  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 408.23g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 1 black & white illustrations, 6 tables
  • 0739181203
  • 9780739181201

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Ethical issues increasingly have an international dimension. These interesting and provocative essays provide helpful discussions of several issues in applied and professional ethics, as they arise in the context of the international arena. I recommend them to those working in this important area. -- Charles E. Harris Jr., professor of philosophy, Sue and Harry Bovay Professor of the History and Ethics of Professional Engineering, Texas A&M University
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About Hassan Bashir

Hassan Bashir is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Texas A&M University at Qatar. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and has received several prestigious fellowships including the Fulbright and the H.B.Earhart fellowships. His broad areas of research interest are Political Theory, International Relations, Ethics and Globalization. His recent work focuses on intercultural political theory, the politics of religion in a comparative perspective and professional ethics. Dr. Bashir is the author of Europe and the Eastern Other: Comparative Perspectives on Politics, Religion and Culture before the Enlightenment (Lexington Books, 2012). He is the Founding Director of The initiative in Professional Ethics at Texas A&M University at Qatar. Under this initiative Dr. Bashir has received several major research grants and organized several major international workshops and conferences in Professional Ethics and Liberal Arts. Dr. Phillip W. Gray is Visiting Assistant Professor in Political Science at Texas A&M University at Qatar. His research includes analysis of the just war tradition and morality in warfare, comparative public administration ethics, network organization structure of terrorist groups, and comparative perceptions of research integrity and research ethics. He is author of Being in the Just War: Ontology and the Decline of the Just War Tradition, and is co-author (with Sara R. Jordan) of The Ethics of Public Administration: The Challenges of Global Governance. His work has been accepted in journals including Politics & Religion, Terrorism & Political Violence, Ethics & Behavior, and Developing World Bioethics, among others. Before coming to TAMUQ, Dr. Gray taught at various universities in Hong Kong, as well as at the United States Coast Guard Academy. Eyad Masad is Assistant Dean for Research and Graduate Studies and the Director of the Texas A&M at Qatar division of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station. He is also Professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University and the Mechanical Engineering Program at Texas A&M University at Qatar. He is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Texas. He teaches courses in engineering and ethics and has organized several workshops on Professional Ethics. He is also the Co-Founder of The initiative in Professional Ethics at Texas A&M University at Qatar.
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Table of contents

Introduction Hassan Bashir, Phillip W. Gray and Eyad Masad Chapter 1: Defeasible Logic in Contemporary Bioethics: On the Relevance of both Cauisistry and Islamic Itjihad Norman K. Swazo Chapter 2: Globalising Feminist Bioethics of Care Rosemarie Tong Chapter 3: Ethical Research in Law and Politics: Methodological Pitfalls Andrej Zwitter Chapter 4: Re-visioning International Law Making on Intellectual Property: A Joint East-West perspective Ahmed Bashir Chapter 5: The Status of Professional Engineering Ethics: Evolution and Challenges Sikander Ahmed Shah Chapter 6: Must the Camera Add 20 Pounds of Ethics? Reconsidering Ethics for Human Participants Research in the Visual Social Sciences Sara R. Jordan and Phillip W. Gray Chapter 7: The Tragic as a Response to the Challenges of the Transference of "Western" Notions in Engineering Ethics in Saudi Arabia: A Practical Demonstration Muhammad Haris Chapter 8: Ethical issues in the spread of English as a global language: Is the spread of English a cure or a curse? Zohreh Eslami
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