Wittenberg-Center for Global Ethics
NEED FOR IMMIGRATION, IMMIGRATION AS A CHANCEAn Economic Ethical Perspective Tumenta F. Kennedy Senior Adviser Global Ethics Global Cooperation Council (North â€“South Forum) African Information Bank (AfricanBIB ) Wittenberg Center Global Ethics
Rome- Italy, Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Global Ethics and Global Socio-Economic Inclusion
Need for Immigration
Immigration as a Chance Conclusion 2
Perception an Reality Child
Governments and their stakeholders Media UN, EU etc.
Government educational institutions
Stakeholder have in general common and diverging perceptions, expectations and interests (ď &#x; possible dilemma structures). 9
â€œThe European Union is not too important and resourceful that she can solve the problem of Migration and bring prosperity to the people of Africa/Europe alone, and Africa is not so unimportant and less resourceful that she cannot contribute to make this dream come true.â€?
The Fundamental Problem: The Conflict between Morals and Self-Interest
Golden Rule: win-win Fairness
Business Corruption, Human Right etc
Good Governance Aid Minorities Morals
Ethics and leadership
Moral Ideals/ Vision (Common Goals, Values, Shared Convictions, e.g. Peace, Justice, Solidarity, Freedom, Democracy etc.)
Empirical/Real Life Conditions (Self Interest, Scarcity, Competition, Conflicts, Behavior of others)
Ethical Judgments & Decisions
Fields of Conflicts, Inconsistencies, in adequate transparency
Establish enabling environment for mutual advantages/ coexistence 12
3 IgnoranceX² Scheme
3 Ignorant x2
We do not know that , We don´t know that , we don´t Know X = Issue of discussion 2= two perspectives (e.g.
Policy maker and implementation)
Triple Ignorance as a major constrain to transformative leadership
3 Ignorant x2
Common Goals, Values, Norms, Vision, Moral ideals
Overcoming existing inconsistencies or conflicts confronting ethical leadership
Empirical Real life Condition
Ethical Decision (sustainability/responsibility 14
Examples of Empirical Conditions
1. Moral ideals / visions 2. Empirical conditions
3. Judgments and Decisions
Resources, e.g. climate, nature, food, water, time, money etc.
Biological, psychological etc. constitution of human beings ( „human capital“)
Behavior of others!
Institutions, i.e. legal, social, cultural, moral norms ( „institutional capital“)
Conditions of competition
Atmosphere of trust / hope, right of speech, free press etc. ( „social capital“)
The realization of moral ideals always has to take place under concrete empirical conditions. As far as these conditions are essential for a successful social cooperation for mutual advantage they constitute (social) capital that needs investments. 15
The Golden Rule as Heuristics
Invest in the conditions of social cooperation for mutual advantage! „conditions of social cooperation“ = Assets that need management!
Human capital (capabilities, ‚virtues‘ etc.)
Social capital (social relations, networks etc.)
Organizational capital (reputation / Trust, integrity of corporate actor)
Institutional capital (law, rules, norms) 16
Political Entrepreneurship: Poverty Eradication Product Cycle Upgrading Poor
Small & Medium Size
Social Business Model
Reinvestment of Capital
Capacity building, infrastructural development, energy supply, security, enabling climate Time (poor upgrading)
Three Levels of Ethical Relevance for a sustainable solution Mental Models which frame the perceptions, expectations, valuations, etc. of individuals and are the basis for adhering to rules
Rules which coordinate behavior via information and incentives. A necessary prerequisite is their credible enforcement.
Actions which lead to socially wanted or unwanted consequences
In case of emergency scenarios, we need much more solidarity from other European countries in the field old immigration; most especially to absorb the unprecedented influx of migrant boats.
It isnot upside-down
Only together can wecreatea dynamicAfrica in peace, justice and prosperity 11.12.13
Tumenta F .Kennedy Senior Adviser Global Ethics Global Cooperation Council (North â€“South Forum) Initiator of the African Information Bank (AfricanBIB )
Wittenberg Center Global Ethics tfkennedy@africanBIB.com