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Candles in the dark : a new spirit for a plural world

Author: Barbara Sundberg Baudot
Publisher: Manchester, NH : New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College ; Seattle, Wash. : University of Washington Press, ©2002.
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"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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Sundberg Baudot
ISBN: 0295982926 9780295982922
OCLC Number: 51576699
Description: xxii, 372 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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.
Responsibility: edited by Barbara Sundberg Baudot ; foreword by Vaclav Havel.

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