Institutional Issues Involving Ethics And Justice is a component of Encyclopedia of Institutional and Infrastructural Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias.
The Theme considers issues dealing with fundamental matters of ethics and justice. The chapters collected together in this theme are designed to contribute positively to the development of human institutions that will sustain a universally good quality of human life organized around fundamentals of ethics and justice. These articles aim to assist us in thinking about the ethical dimensions of the social worlds we inhabit, their global contexts, and their impact on the natural world. They are intended to provide a critical perspective on the current situation; to question beliefs and attitudes that are taken for granted, and to provide direction in developing and evolving the complex and interconnected array of attitudes, policies, laws, principles, practices, and the like, thatare necessary for creating and sustaining a decent quality of life for all.
These two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.
Professor Robert Elliot is the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and Professor of Philosophy, at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. His area of expertise is applied ethics, including bioethics and environmental ethics. He also has interests in meta-ethics, personal identity, and philosophy of religion. Prior to moving to the Sunshine Coast five years ago to take up the position of Foundation Dean in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, he was a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at the University of New England, Australia. Other educational institutions Professor Elliot has been associated with during his career include the University of Queensland, the Brisbane College of Advanced Education, Monash University and the State College of Victoria.
His teaching expertise includes applied ethics, philosophy of education, philosophy of mind, meta-ethics, philosophy of religion and personal identity. As well as teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level, he has supervised Honors, Masters and PhD students. After graduating with First Class Honors in Philosophy from the University of New South Wales in 1973, Professor Elliot was awarded a Master of Arts from La Trobe University in 1977 and a Diploma of Education from the University of Melbourne in 1979. In 1983, his Ph.D. from the University of Queensland was conferred.
Professor Elliot has an extensive publications record including over forty international refereed journal articles and more than thirty chapters in books. He has edited several books, including Environmental Ethics, published by Oxford University Press. Professor Elliot’s book, Faking Nature: The Ethics of Environmental Restoration, was published in 1997. Apart from serving on several University committees and participating in community programs, Professor Elliot is on the editorial boards of The Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Environmental Ethics and Environmental Values