Ethical Engineering for International Development and Environmental Sustainability

Editors: Hersh, Marion (Ed.)

  • Gives readers an understanding of how decisions and activities in their day-to-day working lives can make an important contribution to resolving or escalating the issues of environmental and international stability
  • Contributes to giving further depth to readers’ understanding and knowledge of ethical issues by providing international and interdisciplinary perspectives
  • The organisation of the book makes it easy for readers to find the information they want and allows them to read it straight through or dip in and out
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About this book

Ensuring that their work has a positive influence on society is a responsibility and a privilege for engineers, but also a considerable challenge. This book addresses the ways in which engineers meet this challenge, working from the assumption that for a project to be truly ethical both the undertaking itself and its implementation must be ethically sound.

 The contributors discuss varied topics from an international and interdisciplinary perspective, including

l  robot ethics;

l  outer space;

l  international development;

l  internet privacy and security;

l  green branding;

l  arms conversion;

l  green employment; and

l  deliberate misinformation about climate change

 Important questions are answered, such as

l  what is meant by engineering ethics and its practical implications;

l  how decisions made by engineers in their working lives make an impact at the global as well as the local level; and

l  what ethics-related questions should be asked before making such decisions.

 Ethical Engineering for International Development and Environmental Sustainability will be a valuable resource for practising and student engineers as well as all who are interested in professional ethics, especially as it relates to engineering. Researchers and policy makers concerned with the effects of engineering decisions on environmental sustainability and international stability will find this book to be of special interest.

About the authors

Doctor Hersh is currently a senior lecturer in the School of Engineering (formerly the Department of Electrical Engineering) at the University of Glasgow. Her previous employment was also in higher education, as a researcher. Currently she carries out research on assistive technology, particularly for people with sensory impairments, teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Schools of Engineering and Education and has overall responsibility for the MSc Engineering with Management students.

The book is very relevant to deciding in which topics to carry out research and from whom to accept funding. This is an issue that relates to the underlying ethics of an activity rather than the ethics of how it is carried out.

Doctor Hersh has been involved for several years with Technical Committees of the International Federation of Automatic Control on Social Impact of Automation and TC9/5 International Stability, Technology and Culture, formerly Supplemental Ways of Improving International Stability (SWIIS) and more loosely with the other Social Systems Technical Committees. She has been vice-chair of the SWISS TC and now TC9/5 for the past six years. TC9/5 has a long term interest in ethics in the context of both international issues and the environment. The proposed book is highly relevant to the work of this TC. The community associated with this TC will also provide a means of promoting the book internationally.

She is also actively involved in Scientists for Global Responsibility, a UK organisation which promotes ethical science, design and technology and has a particular concern about the environment and sustainability. The book is again highly relevant to the work of this organisation.

Reviews

“Hersh … has published extensively on ethics and enabling technology. As editor of this volume she has compiled writings from authors who focus on the ethics of sustainable development and international development. The book’s introduction summarizes theories of engineering ethics and techniques for making ethical decisions. … Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and graduate students.” (M. Roberts, Choice, Vol. 53 (1), September, 2015)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • A Hitman’s Approach to Ethics: Temptations and Challenges and Book Overview

    Hersh, Marion (et al.)

    Pages 3-14

  • Ethical Engineering: Definitions, Theories and Techniques

    Hersh, Marion

    Pages 15-62

  • Roboethics

    Kopacek, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 65-102

  • The Ethical Use of Outer Space

    Webb, Dave

    Pages 103-138

  • Green Jobs and the Ethics of Energy

    Elliott, David

    Pages 141-164

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
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Hardcover $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4471-6617-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
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  • Due: November 17, 2016
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-7020-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethical Engineering for International Development and Environmental Sustainability
Editors
  • Marion Hersh
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-6618-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-6618-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-6617-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-7020-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 391
Number of Illustrations and Tables
28 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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