There is surely more than one way to live by conscience and by the ancient, ever-new code that speaks through conscience. ... He was an example for all who care for enlightened, courageous politics in the public interest.
An accessible guide to the principles and vision of Dag Hammarskjöld, a man John F. Kennedy called "the greatest statesman of our century." Dag Hammarskjöld served as Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1953 until his tragic Dag Hammarskjöld served as secretary-general of the United Nations from 1953 until his tragic death in a suspicious plane crash in 1961. During those years he saw the fledgling international organization through numerous crises with skill that made him a star on the international stage. As readers of his now-classic diary, Markings, are aware, Hammarskjöld understood political leadership as an honor calling for resourcefulness, humility, moral clarity, and spiritual reflection. In this accessible handbook, acclaimed biographer Roger Lipsey details the political and personal code by which Hammarskjöld lived and made critical decisions. What emerges is the portrait of a man who struck a remarkable balance between patience and action, empathy and reserve, policy and people. Structured through short sections on themes such as courage, facing facts, and negotiation, Politics and Conscience offers a vision of ethical leadership as relevant today as it was in Hammarskjöld’s time.
Politics of Conscience
Release on 1995 | by Patricia Ward Wallace
Becoming self - conscious about her own reticence , Smith , seated next to Mr. Sam at a dinner party , said , " I suppose you think I couldn't make a speech . " The formidable Rayburn replied , " To the contrary , Margaret , I think you ...
Drawing on interviews and private papers, chronicles the life and political career of the female Senator who challenged Joseph McCarthy with her "Declaration of Conscience" speech.
Eleanor Rathbone and the Politics of Conscience
Release on 2004-01-01 | by Susan Pedersen
the obligation to defend the political system on which their very freedom depended . Rathbone's newly gender - blind language was not a sign of political amnesia but a conscious choice , rooted in her conviction that , in a democratic ...
When British women demanded the vote in the years before the First World War, they promised to use political rights to remake their country and their world. This is the story of Eleanor Rathbone, the woman who best fulfilled that pledge. Rathbone cut her political teeth in the suffrage movement in Liverpool, spent two decades crafting social reforms for poor women and children, and was for seventeen years their advocate in the House of Commons. She also played a critical role in imperial policymaking and in the opposition to appeasement. In the last decade of her life she sought to rescue Spanish republicans and Jews threatened by Hitler's rise to power. In this important book, Susan Pedersen illuminates both the public and private sides of Rathbone's life while restoring her to her rightful place as the most sophisticated feminist thinker and most effective British woman politician of the first half of the twentieth century.
Conscience and Power
Release on 1996 | by Stephen A. Garrett
Stephen Garrett's Conscience and Power considers whether this claim is true and, if so, how we can arrive at moral judgments regarding political actions.
Powerful political leaders are often forced to make difficult decisions concerning the lives of large groups of people. It has often been claimed that in order to make such decisions these leaders, especially when dealing with foreign policy, have to "dirty their hands", using tactics and methods (such as indifference to the concerns of others, deception, and brutality) that would be considered morally repugnant in private life. Stephen Garrett's Conscience and Power considers whether this claim is true and, if so, how we can arrive at moral judgments regarding political actions. Garrett looks closely at two cases from World War II that illustrate the complexity of the problem: the Nazi destruction of the Czech village of Lidice in 1942 and the American government's relationship with Admiral Darlan, a Nazi sympathizer in the wartime French Vichy Government. Conscience and Power is the first full-length study to systematically consider the problem of "dirty hands" among political leaders. It will be of interest to students, teachers, and researchers in the fields of history, philosophy, and international relations.
one in parliament tried to make political hay from this argument. My overall interpretation is that career considerations do not help to explain why there was no debate in the plenary session of parliament.
First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
The European Environmental Conscience in EU Politics
Release on 2021-12-07 | by Thomas Hoerber
conscience. in. EU. politics. 1. Thomas Hoerber and Gabriel Weber DOI: 10.4324/9781003022855-1 The political landscape in the European Union (EU) is undergoing fundamental change. The European integration process and its content and ...
Based on empirical studies of European energy and environmental policies, this book suggests that, in combination, these two policy fields form a consensus in the EU which might also become the basis for a new European ideology, namely European ‘sustainabilism’. It asks why an environmental conscience has grown since the late 1960s in the industrialised world and shows that whilst there is undeniable environmental degradation during this time, and that a European environmental conscience has mainly developed through successive steps of European integration in energy policy. In this connection between energy and the environmental we find one driver for European integration and indeed European identity. If sustainabilism should become a European ideology, it will substantially influence the way future Europeans will live. This book will be of key interest to scholars and students of European Studies, International Relations, Political Science, History, Economics, Sustainability Studies, Environmental and Energy Policies in Europe.
T T Clark Handbook of Political Theology
Release on 2019-10-03 | by Rubén Rosario Rodríguez
Though the themes were similar to Ellis's, Rosen offered an updated version for Jews of Conscience. Both as a rabbi and political activist on the American front, Brant called for an interfaith assault against rampant militarism, ...
The T&T Clark Handbook of Political Theology is a comprehensive reference resource informed by serious theological scholarship in the three Abrahamic traditions. The engaging and original contributions within this collection represent the epitome of contemporary scholarship in theology, religion, philosophy, history, law, and political science, from leading scholars in their area of specialization. Comprised of five sections that illuminate the rise and relevance of political theology, this handbook begins with the birth of contemporary “political theology,” and is followed by discussions of historical resources and past examples of interaction between theology and politics from all three Abrahamic traditions. The third section surveys the leading figures and movements that have had an impact on the discipline of political theology in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries; and the contributors then build on previously discussed historical resources and methods to engage with contemporary issues and challenges, emphasizing interreligious dialogue, even while addressing concerns of relevance to a particular faith tradition. The volume concludes with three essays that look at the future of political theology from the perspective of each Abrahamic religion. Complete with select bibliographies for each topic, this companion features the most current overview of political theology that will reach a broader, global audience of students and scholars
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