The Normative Nature of Social Practices and Ethics in Professional Environments

The Normative Nature of Social Practices and Ethics in Professional Environments

Marc J. de Vries (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands) and Henk Jochemsen (Wageningen University, The Netherlands)
Projected Release Date: April, 2019|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 360
ISBN13: 9781522580065|ISBN10: 1522580069|EISBN13: 9781522580072|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8006-5

Description

Professionals function in what can be called “social practices.” Norms in the practice set professionals’ responsibilities and rights and classify what is seen as morally proper and improper. Tensions arise when norms emerge that are not coherent with the nature of the practice. For example, when a hospital is assessed on the basis of economic criteria only, staff will feel uncomfortable and find difficulty in functioning properly in that practice.

The Normative Nature of Social Practices and Ethics in Professional Environments is an essential research book that helps professionals in a variety of practices understand how normativity in their practice either helps or hampers them to function well and align with what they see as their personal and professional responsibility. Additionally, it explains the normative practical model/approach and how it can be applied to a series of concrete practices, as well as the role of innovative and disruptive technologies in these practices. Featuring a broad range of topics such as governance theory, sustainable development, and engineering, this book is ideally designed for managers, philosophers, sociologists, professionals, academicians, and researchers.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Communication
  • Ethics
  • Food Systems
  • Governance Theory
  • Industry
  • Management
  • Normativity
  • Philosophy
  • Reductionism
  • Security Networks
  • Social Practices

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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