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Environmental Dilemmas: Ethical Decision Making
     

Environmental Dilemmas: Ethical Decision Making

by Robert Mugerauer, Lynne Manzo
 

ISBN-10: 0739120581

ISBN-13: 9780739120583

Pub. Date: 05/19/2008

Publisher: Lexington Books

Because many people and ecosystems share_or constitute_any given place, they all have a stake in the outcome of what any of us do in regard to environmental problems. It is not surprising that issues are hotly contested given the many divergent interests, needs, and preferences of a community's members, much less those of people 'downstream' who are affected by the

Overview

Because many people and ecosystems share_or constitute_any given place, they all have a stake in the outcome of what any of us do in regard to environmental problems. It is not surprising that issues are hotly contested given the many divergent interests, needs, and preferences of a community's members, much less those of people 'downstream' who are affected by the consequences of our actions or of 'outside' parties who play a part, including those who would speak on behalf of the ecosystems. Thus, we not only must make careful individual decisions concerning the environment, but need to improve the way we operate socially, especially given the roles and responsibilities we have as environmental professionals, private-sector developers, public policy-makers and staff, or engaged citizens. To aid in resolving our environmental dilemmas, Mugerauer and Manzo focus on the decision making process. Their goal is to help readers become more aware of the worldviews, beliefs, and values that enter into the decisions they make and to better resolve differences with others. To guide readers in thinking about their own positions and how to approach ethical decisions, Mugerauer and Manzo employ a number of exercises and cases to investigate the choices and issues that different stakeholders face (for example, concerning sustainability). Additionally, the book presents alternatives in terms of formalized ethical principles, the major ethical theories, and professional codes of ethics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739120583
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
05/19/2008
Series:
Toposophia: Sustainability, Dwelling, Design Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
410
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 1. Reflection, Responsibility, and Decision-Making Chapter 3 2. The Environmental Professions, Reflection, and Responsibility Chapter 4 3. Principles and Rules Chapter 5 4. Major Ethical Theories Chapter 6 5. Reframing Sustainability: Environmental and Social Responsibility Chapter 7 6. Professional Codes and Beyond

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