Why Love Matters: Values in Governance

Why Love Matters: Values in Governance

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As our current systems of decision-making are increasingly unable to meet the global challenges of climate change, resource depletion, poverty, healthcare, economic instability and global violence, the contributors in this book make a radical proposal for an innovative form of governance that is based on core human values such as love, compassion, care, justice and dignity. Arising from a concern that the old paradigm of alienation, consumerism, selfishness and exploitation is damaging for humankind and the family of Earth, the book postulates that a new way of being must be in place so that intrinsic values of caring for others should underpin the intent of our decisions at personal, regional, national, international and global levels. With illustrative references and examples in fields of politics, economy, health and peace, the content of this book argues forcefully that Love, with a capital L, matters in governance, where values can serve as the basis to transform human consciousness about international institutions, community relationships and individual actions. Why Love Matters provides an important introductory text to students of global governance, management studies, political economics, international relations and peace studies, and equally offers illuminating and instructive ideas to leaders, managers and practitioners who are interested in what values-based governance means and looks like and how to go about it in practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433129292
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
Publication date: 12/13/2015
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 273
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

About the Author

Scherto Gill (PhD) is a Research Fellow at the Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace and Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Sussex. She writes in the fields of education, peace and dialogue. Her most recent publications including Rethinking Secondary Education (2013) and Religion, Spirituality and Human Flourishing (2014).
David Cadman is a Quaker writer and a Visiting Professor at University College London and University of Maryland, and an Honorary Professor of Practice at the University of Wales Trinity St. David. Among other positions, he is a Senior Fellow of The Prince’s Foundation of Building Community and a Trustee of the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts. His most recent publications include Love Matters (2014).

Table of Contents

Contents: Foreword: Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu - Scilla Elworthy: The Leap in Consciousness - Dad i Janki: Nourishing the Soul of a Leader - Matthieu Ricard: The Need for Altruism - Stewart Wallis: A New Economic System Based on Core Human Values - Kul Chandra Gautam: Governance with a Human Face - Garrett Thomson: Compassionate Governance in Corporations - Jenneth Parker: Love, Compassion and Respect in Earth System Governance: The Contribution of Convergence - David G. Addiss: Globalisation of Compassion: The Example of Global Health - Mohammed H. Mohammed/Kurian Thomas: Communities and Freedom: Transforming Governance - Steve Killelea: Pillars of Peace - Polly Higgins: A New Form of Global Governance - Thabo Makgoba: Governance and Politics - Ervin Staub: Reconciliation: From Hostility and Violence to Valuing the Other, Compassion and Altruism Born of Suffering - Jean Watson: Caring Science - Heiða Kristín Helgad óttir/Derek Masselink: Finding the Others: The Re-Imaging of Politics for a Brighter Future in Iceland and Canada - Amalyal-Moallimi/Fatima M. Al-Bishri: The Efforts of King Abdulaziz Center for National Dialogue to Promote a Culture of Dialogue and Tolerance in the Saudi Society.

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