By Riccardo Petrella (auth.), Diederik Aerts, Jan Broekaert, Willy Weyns (eds.)
A global in Transition, Humankind and Nature is competently entitled after its goal for an intrinsic estate of fact: switch.
Of significant main issue, during this period of transformation, is the huge and profound interplay of humankind with nature. The global-scale social and technological venture of humankind certainly contains a myriad of alterations of the ecosphere. This publication develops, from the decision for an interdisciplinary synthesis and admire of plurality, acknowledging the evolving clinical fact, to the necessity for an built-in yet unavoidably provisional worldview.
individuals from diversified elements of the area concentrate on 4 modes of switch: (i) Social swap and the person situation, (ii) complicated evolution and primary emergent modifications, (iii) Ecological transformation and accountability inquiries, (iv) The economic-ecological and socio-technical equilibria.
essentially serious about the deep alterations of humankind and of the connection among people and nature, it really is addressed to a wide and considering public that wishes to be stored informed.
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The situation is comparable, mutatis mutandis, to that of the thriving European economy of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, hinging on the cities and the alliances they built up among themselves. Today's multinational and global enterprises reflect many a feature of the German Hanse and take us into a 'Hanseatic' phase of the organizational mode of the world economy and global society. Will this globalization allow the emergence of a transnational civil society, namely one boasting relatively shared principles and value systems and displaying forms of expression and organization of collective living that ensure new modes of civil regulation worldwide?
Apart from that, there are quite a few important initiatives that can and must be taken to initiate and speed up economic disarmament, starting with the countries of the Triad. One of the decisions that the Group of Seven most industrialized countries of the world should take is the formation of a 'Committee for World A CRITIQ UE OF THE C OMPETITIVENES S 13 Economic Disarmament', with an invitation to each member country to set up a National Committee for Economic Disarmament (to replace the numerous committees or national councils on competitiveness established in the 1980s and the 1990s).
The design and launching of a number of major solidarity projects aimed at preventing a complete hiatus between the economies and societies of the 'North' and 'South' of the earth. The dominant economies of the twentieth century were built up as a result, inter alia, of vast collective development programs involving free and compulsory schooling, general availability of health care, low-income housing and major road-building programs. Without all that, the poor cities and regions of the North would have become further weighed down by their backwardness or handicaps.