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1st Edition

Music, Business and Peacebuilding

ISBN 9780367862459
Published December 22, 2021 by Routledge
404 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Business schools are placing more emphasis on the role of business in society. Top business school accreditors are shifting to mandating that schools teach their students about the social impact of business, including AACSB standards to require the incorporation of business impact on society into all elements of accredited institutions. Researchers are also increasingly focused on issues related to sustainability, but in particular to business and peace as a field.

A strong strain of scholarship argues that ethics is nurtured by emotions and through aesthetic quests for moral excellence. The arts (and music as shown specifically in this book) can be a resource to nudge positive emotions in the direction toward ethical behavior and, logically, then toward peace. Business provides a model for positive interactions that not only foster long-term successful business but also incrementally influences society. This book provides an opportunity for integration and recognition of how music (and other art forms) can further encourage business toward the direction of peace while business provides a platform for the dissemination and modeling of the positive capabilities of music toward the aims of peace in the world today.

The primary market for this book is the academic audience. Unlike many other academic books, however, the interdisciplinary nature of the book allows for multiple academic audiences. Thus, this book reaches into schools of music, business, political science, film studies, sports and society studies, the humanities, ethics and, of course, peace studies.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction & Overview

Constance Cook Glen & Timothy Fort

Part One: MUSIC, Business, & Peace

2. From Settler Colonialism to Standing Rock: Hearing Native Voices for Peace

Nancy S. Love

3. Leonard Bernstein’s Legacy: An Interview with Alexander Bernstein

Alexander Bernstein

4. A Response to Alexander Bernstein: Leonard Bernstein’s Enduring Leadership

Constance Cook Glen

5. Connecting Music to Ethics

Kathleen M. Higgins

6. Empathy: A Global Imperative for Peace

Carolyn Calloway-Thomas

7. Business and Music in Peacebuilding Activities: Parallels and Paradoxes

Olivier Urbain

8. A Response to Olivier Urbain and an Exploration of How Music May Serve as a Nudge for More Ethical and Peaceful Business Behavior

Timothy L. Fort

9. Nobel Reflections on Making Social Change

Jerry White

Part Two: Music, BUSINESS & Peace

10. Music, Business and Peace: Sketching the Terrain

Timothy L. Fort & Todd Haugh

11. Something is Happening Here: Music and its Impact on Law and Society

Cindy A. Schipani & Kate Peterson

12. Should Cybersecurity Be a Human Right? Exploring the ‘Shared Responsibility’ of Cyber Peace

Scott J. Shackelford

13. Political Figures and the Appropriation of Others’ Music: Legal and Ethical Perspectives

Joshua E. Perry & Arlen W. Langvardt

14. Music Brings Business Ethics Alive

Lili Yan

15. Practice Reflecting Theory: Music at the Oslo Business for Peace Awards

John E. Katsos

Part Three: Additional Cultural Forces & Peace

16. Business, Peace and Human Rights: The Regulatory Significance of Pop Culture Products

Jolyon Ford

17. The Role of Women Entrepreneurs in Rebuilding a nation: The Rwandan Model

Abbey R. Stemler & Karen E. Woody

18. Beyond Peace Doves: Respecting Human Rights and Combating Corruption in Mega-Sporting Events

David Hess & Norman Bishara

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Constance Cook Glen is Senior Lecturer and Director of the Music in General Studies Program at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

Timothy L. Fort holds the Eveleigh Chair in Business Ethics at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.