On Behalf of Others

On Behalf of Others : The Psychology of Care in a Global World

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This book offers both a theoretical and empirical discussion of the psychology of ethics and care in a global world. Theoretically, the book seeks to problematize the concept of globalization, ethics and care by discussing how global-local linkages may be constructed in various ways and produce a number of different ethical results depending on context. The book makes a couple of major contributions. First, it demonstrates how globalization, multiculturalism and group conflict must be reconceptualized from an ethical perspective if we are to appreciate and understand the extent to which people are likely to act on behalf of others in a global world. Second, it advances ethical ideas that provide new political and moral vocabularies that allow us to imagine social alternatives. The political psychology of real or perceived violence in a global world calls for new approaches to understanding collective experience. The book takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding how political, economic, social and psychological forces interact and are mutually reinforced in a global context.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 162.56 x 236.22 x 30.48mm | 589.67g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • small amount of tables
  • 0195385551
  • 9780195385557

About Sarah Scuzzarello

Sarah Scuzzarello teaches in the Department of Political Science at Lund University, Sweden. Catarina Kinnvall teaches in the Department of Political Science at Lund University, Sweden. Kristen R. Monroe teaches in the Departments of Political Science and Philosophy at University of California, Irvine.show more

Table of contents

Introduction Catarina Kinnvall, Kristen Renwick Monroe, and Sarah Scuzzarello ; Part 1: Theoretical Approaches to Globalization, Tolerance, Care and Courage ; 1. Terrible beauty: globalization, consciousness, and ethics ; 2. 'Together but Apart, Equal but Different' - On the Claims for Toleration in Multicultural Societies ; 3. Multiculturalism and caring ethics ; 4. Social courage as a public virtue - the concept and empirical findings ; 5. Self-regulation of courageous bystander interventions ; Part II: Care, Social Identification and Altruism: Examples from the United States, Poland and Finland ; 6. The Psychology of Natural Law and Care ; 7. Empathy, prejudice and fostering tolerance ; 8. Social identifications and prosocial activity in Poland ; 9. Spirit of Altruism? On the Role of the Finnish Church as a Promotor of Altruism of Individuals and of Society ; Part III: Challenges and Obstacles to Tolerance, Care and Altruism: Isreal and Northern Ireland ; 10. Moral Aspects of Prolonged Occupation: Implications for an Occupying Society ; 11. Political Conflict and Moral Reasoning in Northern Ireland ; 12. Expected and unexpected identity combinations in Northern Ireland: consequences for identification, threat, and attitudes ; Part IV: Conclusion ; 13. Care, ethics and dialogicalityshow more