In Search of the Good Life: The Ethics of Globalization

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Continuum, 2004 M01 1 - 228 pages
Rebecca Todd Peters examines the phenomenon of globalization and debates about whether it is helpful or harmful to society. Peters identifies and explores four competing globalization theories that are essential to the issue: the neo-liberal, development, earthist, and post-colonial theories. Within each chapter, Peters points out ideological underpinnings, primary constituencies, and moral visions of each theory by exploring its ideologies of the good life. Peters book also argues that these four moral visions of our world are not morally equivalent. As an alternative, she offers a set of normative criteria that should guide all sectors of society as the creation of a new globalization continues.

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About the author (2004)

Rebecca Todd Peters is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Distinguished Emerging Scholar at Elon University, North Carolina. She has published The Future of Globalization: Seeking Pathways of Transformation in the Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics and contributed a chapter to Body and Soul: Rethinking Sexuality as Justice-Love. She also co-edited the book Justice in the Making: Feminist Social Ethics, a collection of Beverly Harrisoni's work to be published later in 2004.

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