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Ethics Applied to Social Reality

Research aim, lines & team

Brief description of the research aims

The research team on Ethics Applied to Social Reality belongs to the Centre for Applied Ethics, Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, University of Deusto. With broad experience studying different social realities from an ethical perspective, its research currently focuses on two areas: i) Development and Social Transformation and ii) Conflicts and Cultures of Peace These are made up of 19 research projects currently underway (2010-2012), with eight main researchers and 19 associate researchers.

The Centre for Applied Ethics is acknowledged for prestige in its field. In recent years, it has published a considerably greater amount of scientific work, had a greater impact on the international scene and increased its participation in academic and professional networks. The team currently has two of its own projects within the 7PM.

Research area

  • Conflicts and cultures of peace.
  • Development and social transformation.

The team researches on subjects related to application of ethics in today’s social realities. It is therefore a team focusing on applied research in the Social Sciences, centring its study on political issues and fostering projects which influence analysis of the different dynamics found in power structures in our society, management of inequality or conflicts that these structures give rise to, their limitations and transforming potential, conditions required to find alternatives, etc. while highlighting the transforming value of processes which focus on interpretation of their social and historical narrative. 

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Head Researcher
Ángela Bermúdez

Research Team
Begoña Arrieta
Javier Arellano
Galo Bilbao
Jonatan Caro
Rodrigo Dal Borgo
Mónica Elices
Nuria González
Patxi Lanceros
Ayala Maqueda
Cecilia Martínez
Javier Martínez
Jon Ona
Juan I. Pagola
Cristina Pena
Iñigo Puertas
Xabier Riezu
Rodoljub Jovanovic
Izaskun Sáez de la Fuente
Pedro Manuel Sasia
Gisela Redondo
Adrian Almazán
Idoia Quintana

Emeritus Researcher
Xabier Etxeberria