Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics

2019 Edition
| Editors: David M. Kaplan

Systemic Ethics to Support Wellbeing

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-024-1179-9_342



This section makes the case for systemic ethics to guide a new form of democracy and governance to protect the common good and the global commons, based on recognition that caretaking for well-being is “an idea whose time has come” (http://www.health.govt.nz/publication/idea-whose-time-has-come-new-opportunities-health-impact-assessment-new-zealand-public-policy).

The axiom on which systemic ethics for caretaking is based is that we can be free and diverse to the extent that our freedom and diversity does not undermine the rights of others or future generations of life. This section provides an overview of systemic ethics, based on considering the consequences of our thinking and practice for ourselves, others, and the environment. It sums up research on systemic thinking and practice (praxis) on reframing sociocultural values imbedded in not only democratic rights but also democratic...

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  1. 1.School of Social and Policy StudiesFlinders UniversityAdelaideAustralia