De Ethica
A Journal of
Philosophical,
Theological and
Applied Ethics

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DE ETHICA
A JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHICAL, THEOLOGICAL AND APPLIED ETHICS
www.de-ethica.com

  

De Ethica is a new journal seeking to publish scholarly works at the intersections of philosophical, theological and applied ethics. It is a fully peer-reviewed, open-access publication hosted by Linköping University Electronic Press. We are committed to making papers of high academic quality accessible to a wide audience.

De Ethica is published in cooperation with Societas Ethica, the European Society for Research in Ethics. Societas Ethica was founded in Basel, Switzerland in 1964; today it has more than 200 members from more than 20 countries, representing a variety of theological and philosophical traditions. The annual conferences of Societas Ethica draw speakers from across the globe and provide a lively forum for intellectual exchange. Like Societas Ethica, De Ethica aims to create dialogue across national, political, and religious boundaries.

We welcome submissions from all philosophical and theological traditions that advance an original thesis and a clear and concise argument. We have a particular interest in submissions that contribute to ongoing debates of cross-disciplinary relevance.

All submissions will be subjected to rigorous blind review. Submissions should be between 4,000 and 6,000 words in length. All submissions must be appropriately anonymized and should be accompanied by a separate file containing an abstract of 150 to 200 words and all relevant author information. For more information about layout, style, and the submission and review process, please see the Instructions for Authors: http://www.de-ethica.com/instructions_for_authors/default.asp

De Ethica is committed to a speedy and author-friendly review process; in most cases, the editors will notify the authors of their decision within three months.

Please send submissions only to our assistant editor, Heidi Jokinen (submissions@de-ethica.com). General comments and enquiries about the journal should be directed to Marcus Agnafors (executive.editor@de-ethica.com) or Maren Behrensen (associate.editor@de-ethica.com).

Editor in Chief
Brenda Almond (University of Hull, United Kingdom)

Executive Editor
Marcus Agnafors (Linköping University, Sweden)

Associate Editor
Maren Behrensen (Linköping University, Sweden)

Assistant Editor
Heidi Jokinen (Åbo Akademi University, Finland)

Editorial Board
Göran Collste (Linköping University, Sweden)
Marcus Düwell (Universiteit Utrecht, the Netherlands)
Raimond Gaita (University of Melbourne, Australia; and King's College London, United Kingdom)
Hille Haker (Loyola University Chicago, United States)
Robert Heeger (Utrecht University, the Netherlands)
Neil Messer (Winchester University, United Kingdom)
Michael Northcott (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
Philip Pettit (Princeton University, United States)
Hans Ulrich (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany)
Peter Vallentyne (University of Missouri, United States)

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DE ETHICA
A JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHICAL, THEOLOGICAL AND APPLIED ETHICS
www.de-ethica.com

  

SPECIAL ISSUE: 'Globalisation and Global Justice'

  

De Ethica seeks to publish scholarly works at the intersections of philosophical, theological and applied ethics. It is a fully peer-reviewed, open-access publication hosted by Linköping University Electronic Press. We are committed to making papers of high academic quality accessible to a wide audience.

De Ethica is published in cooperation with Societas Ethica, the European Society for Research in Ethics.

The first issue in the 2016 volume will be devoted to the theme of this year’s Societas Ethica Annual Conference: 'Globalisation and Global Justice'. (http://www.societasethica.info/annual-conference-2015?l=en)

We live in an age of globalisation, meaning that we are in various ways linked to distant people. Globalisation poses new challenges for ethics. The impact of our collective actions, in the form of consumption, production, banking, travelling, etc. transcends national borders and this means that the scope of our moral responsibility is becoming broader. The climate crisis, the financial crisis, the food crisis and the Ebola crisis are evidences of our global interdependence and of the vulnerability of and within the present world order. Business, politics and health care services are increasingly globalised, but does that also apply to ethics? Is there a need for a global ethics? What are the roles of churches and world religions in a globalised world, and what are the implications for ecumenism? One aspect of globalisation is that national sovereignty is hollowing and the states are losing control. Important economic and political decisions shaping the future of societies are taken less and less at a domestic level and more and more at a global level within global institutions and corporations. Since economic globalisation affects how wealth and power is globally distributed, it has become indispensable to discuss social ethics in a global context and to develop principles of global justice. Cosmopolitanism is challenging nationalism but what does that entail?

A non-exhaustive list of possible topics and perspectives includes: 

- Global ethics, global values, natural law and universalism

- Global justice; distributive and historical 

- International aid and humanitarian intervention

- The ethics of the global economy; financial market, fair trade and corporate responsibility

- Ethical challenges of the globalisation of social media and of information and communication technology

- Environmental challenges and global responsibilities 

- Migration and ethics

- Nationalism, cosmopolitanism and global governance

- The role of churches, world religions, ecumenism/ inter-religious dialogues and  secularism 

The deadline for the thematic issue is November 15, 2015. All submissions will be subjected to rigorous blind review. Submissions should be between 4,000 and 6,000 words in length. All submissions must be appropriately anonymized and should be accompanied by a separate file containing an abstract of 150 to 200 words and all relevant author information. For more information about layout, style, and the submission and review process, please see the Instructions for Authors: http://www.de-ethica.com/instructions_for_authors/default.asp

De Ethica is committed to a speedy and author-friendly review process; in most cases, the editors will notify the authors of their decision within three months.

Please send submissions only to our assistant editor, Heidi Jokinen (submissions@de-ethica.com). General comments and enquiries about the journal should be directed to Marcus Agnafors (executive.editor@de-ethica.com) or Maren Behrensen (associate.editor@de-ethica.com).

Editor in Chief
Brenda Almond (University of Hull, United Kingdom)

Executive Editor
Marcus Agnafors (Linköping University, Sweden)

Associate Editor
Maren Behrensen (Linköping University, Sweden)

Assistant Editor
Heidi Jokinen (Åbo Akademi University, Finland)

Editorial Board
Göran Collste (Linköping University, Sweden)
Marcus Düwell (Universiteit Utrecht, the Netherlands)
Raimond Gaita (University of Melbourne, Australia; and King's College London, United Kingdom)
Hille Haker (Loyola University Chicago, United States)
Robert Heeger (Utrecht University, the Netherlands)
Neil Messer (Winchester University, United Kingdom)
Michael Northcott (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
Philip Pettit (Princeton University, United States)
Hans Ulrich (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany)
Peter Vallentyne (University of Missouri, United States)

Download a pdf version of the call for papers: