The Impact of Political Economy
Coeditor, The Impact of Political Economy on Character Formation, Ethical Education, and the Communication of Values in Late Modern Pluralistic Societies (Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2023) (with Piet Naude and Michael Welker)
Volume 10 of a 10 volume series on Character Formation, Ethical Education, and the Communication of Values in Late Modern Pluralistic Societies.
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List of Series Volumes Reprinted
In our late modern societies, a tension arises between an almost chaotic pluralism and relativism on the one hand and a "constructive plurality" on the other. The latter acknowledges the normative codes emanating from key social systems like law, religion, the family, education, the market, the media, the academy (sciences and humanities), health care, and defence and politics.
In this volume, a multi-disciplinary team of experts from Germany, Italy, Australia, the UK, the USA, and South Africa bring their conceptual, empirical and historical insights to bear in three broad sections: "The moral dimension of social systems"; "The interaction of religion, law and education with political systems"; and "The moral (mal)-formation evident in case studies on the global financial crisis and social media".
Table of Contents
Part One: Rethinking Ethics
Neoliberal Political Economy and Value Transmission: What We Can Learn from Feminist Care Ethics
Ethics’ Political Imperative: Moving Toward Better Institutions
Philanthropic Formation at the Intersection of Mercantile and Religious Networks: The Thornton Family in Their Eighteenth-Century Contexts
Part Two: Integrating Social Systems
Economics, Law, Education, and Religion: Contributions to the Composition of a Good Society
Social Systems, Moral Individualism, and Education
Why Is the Conversation between Theologians and Economists So Difficult?
Part Three: Evaluating Liberal Capitalism
Our Political Economy’s Moral Teaching
The Devaluing of Virtue: The Global Financial Crisis of 2007–10 as a Test Case of the Effect of Moral Formation
Twitter: A Case-Study in the Character-Malformation Potential of Twenty-First-Century Digital Technology
Part Four: Navigating State Power
John Witte Jr.
Resisting Political Authority to Protect Faith and Morality: Enduring Lessons from the Lutheran Reformation
Nathan S. Chapman
Constitutional Rules and the Political Economy of Character Formation: Conditions on Government Aid to Religious Schools as a Case Study
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