A User s Guide to the Crisis of Civilisation Book

A User s Guide to the Crisis of Civilisation

  • Author : Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed
  • Publisher : Pluto Press
  • File Size : 7,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2010-09-15
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 0745330541


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It often seems that different crises are competing to devastate civilization. This book argues that financial meltdown, dwindling oil reserves, terrorism and food shortages need to be considered as part of the same ailing system. Most accounts of our contemporary global crises such as climate change, or the threat of terrorism, focus on one area, or another, to the exclusion of others. Nafeez Ahmed argues that the unwillingness of experts to look outside their specialisations explains why there is so much disagreement and misunderstanding about particular crises. This book attempts to investigate all of these crises, not as isolated events, but as trends and processes that belong to a single global system. We are therefore not dealing with a "clash of civilizations," as Huntington argued. Rather, we are dealing with a fundamental crisis of civilization itself. This book provides a stark warning of the consequences of failing to take a broad view of the problems facing the world.

Sustainable Civilization Book

Sustainable Civilization

  • Author : Klaas Van Egmond
  • Publisher : Springer
  • File Size : 7,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2014-08-19
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137382702


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In order to be sustainable, a civilization must maintain the balance between 'mind' and 'matter' and between the egocentric 'I' and 'the others'. This book investigates how new institutional arrangements in politics, economy and finance can resolve the current crisis of social values by restoring this delicate balance between opposing forces.

Civilization s Crisis  A Set Of Linked Challenges Book

Civilization s Crisis A Set Of Linked Challenges

  • Author : Avery John Scales
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • File Size : 9,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2017-04-20
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9789813222472


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Modern civilization faces a broad spectrum of daunting problems, but rational solutions are available for them all. This book explores the following issues: (1) Threats to the environment and climate change; (2) a growing population and vanishing resources; (3) the global food and refugee crisis; (4) intolerable economic inequality; (5) the threat of nuclear war; (6) the military-industrial complex; and (7) limits to growth. These problems are closely interlinked, and their possible solutions are discussed in this book. Contents: Economics, Ethics and EcologyThreats to the Environment and Climate ChangeGrowing Population, Vanishing ResourcesThe Global Food and Refugee CrisisIntolerable Economic InequalityThe Threat of Nuclear WarFacing a Set of Linked ProblemsOutlawing WarThe Evolution of CooperationEducation for PeaceThe Future of International LawThe Choice is Ours to Make Readership: Readers interested in an overview of world issues and a brief history of their origins.

Radical Transformation Book

Radical Transformation

  • Author : Kevin MacKay
  • Publisher : Between the Lines
  • File Size : 14,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2018-02-06
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781771132619


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“Radical Transformation is a tour de force.”– Thomas Homer-Dixon, author of The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity and the Renewal of Civilization Radical Transformation is a story about industrial civilization’s impending collapse, and about the possibilities of averting this fate. Human communities first emerged as egalitarian, democratic groups that existed in symbiotic relationship with their environments. Increasing complexity led to the emergence of oligarchy, in which societies became captive to the logic of domination, exploitation, and ecological destruction. The challenge facing us today is to build a movement that will radically transform civilization and once more align our evolutionary trajectory in the direction of democracy, equality, and ecological sustainability.

The Crisis Of Civilization Book

The Crisis Of Civilization

  • Author : Hilaire Belloc
  • Publisher : TAN Books
  • File Size : 20,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2016-03-22
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781505108200


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Here the great Belloc shows that ever since the disaster of the Protestant Reformation, Western civilization (which was formed by the Catholic Faith) has been coming apart--since Calvinism opened the door to usury, unbridled competition, the domination of the mind by money, and ultimately the return of slavery. Belloc says our 2 choices are a return to Catholicism or chaos! Essential for anyone who would understand our world today!

The Crisis of Islamic Civilization Book

The Crisis of Islamic Civilization

  • Author : Ali A. Allawi
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 15,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 0300139314


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Islam as a religion is central to the lives of over a billion people, but its outer expression as a distinctive civilization has been undergoing a monumental crisis. Buffeted by powerful adverse currents, Islamic civilization today is a shadow of its former self. The most disturbing and possibly fatal of these currents—the imperial expansion of the West into Muslim lands and the blast of modernity that accompanied it—are now compounded by a third giant wave, globalization. These forces have increasingly tested Islam and Islamic civilization for validity, adaptability, and the ability to hold on to the loyalty of Muslims, says Ali A. Allawi in his provocative new book. While the faith has proved resilient in the face of these challenges, other aspects of Islamic civilization have atrophied or died, Allawi contends, and Islamic civilization is now undergoing its last crisis. The book explores how Islamic civilization began to unravel under colonial rule, as its institutions, laws, and economies were often replaced by inadequate modern equivalents. Allawi also examines the backlash expressed through the increasing religiosity of Muslim societies and the spectacular rise of political Islam and its terrorist offshoots. Assessing the status of each of the building blocks of Islamic civilization, the author concludes that Islamic civilization cannot survive without the vital spirituality that underpinned it in the past. He identifies a key set of principles for moving forward, principles that will surprise some and anger others, yet clearly must be considered.

C G  Jung and the Crisis in Western Civilization Book

C G Jung and the Crisis in Western Civilization

  • Author : John A Cahman
  • Publisher : Chiron Publications
  • File Size : 10,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2020-01-10
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781630517663


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The partisan split in American politics is the result of a major transformation of the West, as the psychology of the past based on hierarchy and privilege is being replaced by a psychology of equality. The status of women and minorities is at the center of this. The West's long history of inequality is gradually changing. When women's equality is considered symbolically, it represents the feminine rising to parity with the masculine, a status it has not held since prehistory. Minority groups have carried the projected shadow of the White majority for centuries; that is gradually ending. Integration of the feminine and the shadow are core concepts of C.G. Jung's psychology of individuation. The emerging equality of women and minorities indicates that our group psychology is entering a period of individuation. This is a huge change, at least as profound as pagan Rome becoming Christian or medieval Europe transitioning into the modern West. The turmoil of our time is because of the great historical change as we leave what has been the modern West. The turmoil is the widespread appearance of the same conflicts that Jung saw in his patients a century ago. The same answer still applies, the path Jung realized at the time, individuation, and it is already beginning to shape our future. In this book author John Cahman traces the history of Western Civilization as a developmental process and shows how our time marks a great turning point in that story as we leave an age of sexism, racism, and hierarchy and enter one of individuation.

Modern Civilization Book
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Modern Civilization

  • Author : S. C. Malik
  • Publisher : Abhinav Publications
  • File Size : 18,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN 10 : 8170172551


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The Crisis Of The Age Inheres In This, That Notwithstanding The Century S Mind-Boggling Disasters, It Persists In Subscribing To Propositions Which Have Logically Led To The Atomization Of The Whole Cloth Of Human Experiencing, And Being. Great Indeed Is The Value, Which Is Placed On The Procedure Of Analytic Dismemberment. While The Method Has Certainly Been Result Producing, Materially, In Its Wake It Has Brought Immense Suffering- Both Physical And Spiritual. The Price Paid For A Lopsided Advance Is Thirty Major Wars With Their Toll Of One Hundred And Thirty Million Lives, And The Irreparable Destruction Of The Natural Environment. The Time Cries For A Reappraisal Of The Basic Paradigms Of Human Existence, But The Hegemony Of Well-Entrenched Vested Interests Material Or Intellectual Would Seem To Preclude This. The Advanced Among The Mankind Of The Day Become Suicidally Specialized. For, If The Mechanical Model Of Thought Has Been Of Advantage In Man S Preceding Unfolding, The Same, What May Be Called The Survival Paradigm,, Now Creates Dangerous Dualities, Binary Oppositions (You-Me, Body-Mind, East-West, Etc.) . The Model Has Outlived Its Usefulness Merely Enforcing Dormancy On A Major Part Of The Human Brain. It Behoves Mankind To Choose Wisely Right Now Since Parallel To The Socio-Economic, Scientific And Technological Revolutions There Has Got To Be The Overdue Radical Psychic Transformation. The First Step Towards Clearing The Fateful Crisis Would Therefore Be To Be Aware, And End The Hold Of The Linear, Causal, Mechanical Thought Orientation Over The Intellectual Culture Of The Times. Delving Deep Into The Epistemological-Cum-Ontological Causation Of The Emergency Confronting The Being And Becoming Of Man, The Author Of This Important Work Provokes The Thoughtful Lay Reader To A Serious Engagement With His Or Her Self.

The Restoration of Politics Book

The Restoration of Politics

  • Author : George Liska
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • File Size : 11,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN 10 : 0847682137


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Professor Liska is that rarity—a writer on international politics with a genuinely profound knowledge of history. Sensitive to both the tragic and the farcical dimensions of human affairs, of over 15 books on international relations, and his most recent book, Return to the Heartland and Rebirth of the Old Order: Reconceptualizing the Environment of Strategies for East-Central Europe and Beyond (Johns Hopkins Foreign Policy Institute, 1994) is distributed by the University Press of America.

Ten Crises in Civilization Book

Ten Crises in Civilization

  • Author : Stanton Arthur Coblentz
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 14,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 1967
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39076005387878


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The Crises of Civilization Book

The Crises of Civilization

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 16,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 287
  • ISBN 10 : 0199486735


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A Contest of Civilizations Book

A Contest of Civilizations

  • Author : Andrew F. Lang
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • File Size : 11,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2020-11-24
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 569
  • ISBN 10 : 9781469660080


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Most mid-nineteenth-century Americans regarded the United States as an exceptional democratic republic that stood apart from a world seemingly riddled with revolutionary turmoil and aristocratic consolidation. Viewing themselves as distinct from and even superior to other societies, Americans considered their nation an unprecedented experiment in political moderation and constitutional democracy. But as abolitionism in England, economic unrest in Europe, and upheaval in the Caribbean and Latin America began to influence domestic affairs, the foundational ideas of national identity also faced new questions. And with the outbreak of civil war, as two rival governments each claimed the mantle of civilized democracy, the United States' claim to unique standing in the community of nations dissolved into crisis. Could the Union chart a distinct course in human affairs when slaveholders, abolitionists, free people of color, and enslaved African Americans all possessed irreconcilable definitions of nationhood? In this sweeping history of political ideas, Andrew F. Lang reappraises the Civil War era as a crisis of American exceptionalism. Through this lens, Lang shows how the intellectual, political, and social ramifications of the war and its meaning rippled through the decades that followed, not only for the nation's own people but also in the ways the nation sought to redefine its place on the world stage.

Crisis in Civilisation and Other Essays Book

Crisis in Civilisation and Other Essays

  • Author : Rabindranath Tagore
  • Publisher : books catalog
  • File Size : 5,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2003-01-01
  • Genre: India
  • Pages : 287
  • ISBN 10 : 8171678521


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Crisis in Civilization (Sabhyatar Samkat) was the last public address delivered by Tagore on 14 April 1941. The book also contains his lectures Civilization in Progress, The Religion of an Artist, Satyam, Message to the Parliament of Religions and Address at the Parliament of Religions.

Civilization Book
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  • Author : Niall Ferguson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • File Size : 17,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2011-11-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101548028


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From the bestselling author of The Ascent of Money and The Square and the Tower “A dazzling history of Western ideas.” —The Economist “Mr. Ferguson tells his story with characteristic verve and an eye for the felicitous phrase.” —Wall Street Journal “[W]ritten with vitality and verve . . . a tour de force.” —Boston Globe Western civilization’s rise to global dominance is the single most important historical phenomenon of the past five centuries. How did the West overtake its Eastern rivals? And has the zenith of Western power now passed? Acclaimed historian Niall Ferguson argues that beginning in the fifteenth century, the West developed six powerful new concepts, or “killer applications”—competition, science, the rule of law, modern medicine, consumerism, and the work ethic—that the Rest lacked, allowing it to surge past all other competitors. Yet now, Ferguson shows how the Rest have downloaded the killer apps the West once monopolized, while the West has literally lost faith in itself. Chronicling the rise and fall of empires alongside clashes (and fusions) of civilizations, Civilization: The West and the Rest recasts world history with force and wit. Boldly argued and teeming with memorable characters, this is Ferguson at his very best.

The Marian Option Book

The Marian Option

  • Author : Gress Carrie
  • Publisher : Tan Books
  • File Size : 6,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 1505109108


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This enthralling chronicle of Mary's intercession makes clear that Christ's mother is indeed the most powerful woman in the world, and the answer for how we can save the world and bring us back into her Son's heart. Not only is she keenly interested in assisting Christians, she has the ability to do so, even in the face of the gravest odds. We just have to ask. The Marian Option will leave you with a new perspective on the Blessed Mother and a renewed hope in the future of the Church and the world.