The Blue Economy can deliver many benefits. But ethical concerns about its operations can threaten its social licence to operate. To ensure their legitimacy, Blue Economy industries need to consider, prioritise and implement the values justifying their operations to the communities in which they operate. The project will produce a world-first account of the ethical values at stake in the Blue Economy.
The PhD project will be an integral part of this project. At present in the literature, there are very few engagements with this rapidly growing area of industrial development and ecological concern, presenting an exciting opportunity for original agenda-setting research.
This PhD requires a first or upper second class honours degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., philosophy, law, political theory, sociology) that is applicable to ethical analysis of applied case studies. The candidate will need to be open to interdisciplinary work, to be fully engaged in the broader research project.
Dr Hugh Breakey, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Ethics, Governance and Law (IEGL), and Professor Charles Sampford, Project Leader and Director IEGL will supervise the PhD.
This PhD will be hosted by Griffith University and the link below will take you to the relevant area of the University’s website.