Ethical Imperialism

The imposition on one society of solutions culturally appropriate to another society, with the pretence that the solutions imposed represent ethical absolutes
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Ethical Imperialism is about the power exercised by federal ethics regulators and ethics committees in American universities (and hospitals).
Ethical Imperialism resonates with anyone who has wrestled with his or her research-ethics board.
Ethical Imperialism is a remarkable accomplishment and a must-read for researchers and policy makers.
While Ethical Imperialism pertains exclusively to America's system of ethics review, it is highly relevant to Canada.
At the ends of the continuum are two different perspectives, ethical imperialism and cultural relativism.
If one embraces ethical imperialism, then the ethical standards that exist in one's home country should be applied to activities conducted in other countries or on the Internet.
While the perspective of ethical imperialism guides much business activity in the United States, it is not the most common view globally.
In recent years a few activists have successfully demanded that the ethical standards that evolved in developed countries be applied without flexibility to research everywhere -- a policy some Africans called ethical imperialism.
If the latter, are we guilty of ethical imperialism if we "force" our notions of ethical behavior on persons from other cultures who may delineate ethical behavior differently?
Whether or not this ethical imperialism was a Dutch prerogative is debatable.
Locher-Scholten, "National Boundaries as Colonial Legacy: Dutch Ethical Imperialism in the Indonesian Archipelago around 1900", in F.