The Crisis in Global Ethics and the Future of Global Governance

Fulfilling the Promise of the Earth Charter

Edited by Peter Burdon, Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide, Australia, Klaus Bosselmann, Professor of Law and Director, New Zealand Centre for Environmental Law, University of Auckland, New Zealand and Kirsten Engel, James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona, US

This thought-provoking book stimulates dialogue and action on the role of global ethics in the governance of individual societies and the international order. Such inquiry is imperative given the extraordinary challenges that face the world today. Leading figures in environmental ethics, philosophy and law approach questions surrounding global ethics and governance from a range of cultural and philosophical perspectives.

‘This challenging book could not be read at a better time in our troubled pandemic world of 2020. This book made me stop, think, and consider how I can act in my own tiny world to ensure that my behaviour as a citizen of the world makes some contribution (no matter how small) to the welfare of humanity. I commend the book to readers.’
– Michael Dolan, Law Institute Journal

‘The scholars in this book have stepped forward in this volume to continue the debate about the global ethics movement, its recent triumphs, failures and, above all, challenges ahead. Anyone concerned with the dignity of the human race and the majesty of Planet Earth, and the contemporary threats to both, will find the intellect and wisdom in the book pleasurably spiritual
and absorbing.’
– Parvez Hassan, Hassan and Hassan, Pakistan

2019 328 pp Hardback 978 1 78643 086 1 £100.00 £90.00 $150.00 $135.00

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