1st Edition

Music, Business and Peacebuilding

Edited By Constance Cook Glen, Timothy L. Fort Copyright 2022
    404 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    404 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


    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.