Personal, Social & Corporate Responsibility in a Common World
Margaret Bubolz and Linda Nelson
includes papers presented at the Paolucci Symposium held at Michigan State University, April 4-6, 2002
Vol. 14, No. 1
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Table of Contents
Guest Editors' Commentary
Margaret M. Bubolz and Linda
Exploring Opportunities for Eco-sound
Food Habits: Households and Researchers in Partnership
The purpose of this article is to report selected findings
and highlight the methodological approach used in a Swedish project dealing with food habits in households and their
environmental impacts. The approach is human ecological, longitudinal, and participatory. The households took part in
an experiment with the aim of reducing life cycle energy inputs for food consumed. The article covers a case study of
one of the participating households, describing food management processes, experiences during the experiment, and
outcomes over time. In this household, food habits were changed toward more environmentally friendly ones.
Responsibility in a Common World: My Brother's Keeper?
Clifton R. Wharton, Jr.
"Personal, Social, and Corporate Responsibility in a Common World"
Fourth International Paolucci Symposium
Michigan State University
April 4, 2002
Neoliberalism, Microbes, and Peace: A Human
Janice Doull, & Larry Fisk
The nature of the current links between neoliberalism,
microbes, and peace needs to be understood so that peace, security, and justice prevail with environmental integrity.
This paper draws links between these three unlikely bedfellows by arguing that embracing a particular ideology explains
the sanctioning of patterns of behaviour and lines of thinking that affect, and are affected by, peace in a society.
Adhering to the neoliberal ideology provides justification for exploiting both people and the ecosystems of the world.
This exploitation leads to oppression and povertization of people and to the destruction of ecosystems. We provide a
detailed examination of the impact of the synergy between neoliberalism and microbes on peace, justice, and security
within families, society, and the environment. We conclude that peace, neoliberalism, and microbes are inextricably
linked and that where there is neoliberalism there can, ultimately, be no peace.