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| 04/12/2007

Impeding ecological sustainability through selective moral disengagement

Albert Bandura

This paper discusses moral disengagement, with an emphasis on how moral disengagement impedes ecological sustainability. The author notes moral disengagement comes about through: exonerative comparisons that render detrimental practices as righteous; the use of convoluting language that disguises what is really being done; reducing accountability by displacement and diffusion of responsibility; minimising and disputing harmful effects; and dehumanising and blaming the victims and derogating the messengers of ecologically bad news.


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