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Back | Programme Area: The Social Effects of Globalization

Social Futures, Global Visions



Edited Volume by Cynthia Hewitt de Alcántara.

Description: Where is the world heading at the turn of the 21st century? Towards a desolate landscape of disintegrating societies or towards the construction of new institutions to mitigate violence, reduce poverty and promote peace in a rapidly changing global context? Do ideas of globalization reflect reality and how far are they either new or helpful? Can trends identified in the near and distant past be helpfully extrapolated to predict the future and to understand the present? The various contributors to this volume take up these and other questions and provide some searching and provocative answers. Their discussions span academic disciplines and continents to provide an international dialogue on the future of humankind.

The contributors to this volume include Ralf Dahrendorf, Amitai Etzioni, Johan Galtung, Anthony Giddens, Eric Hobsbawm, Fatima Mernissi, Tetsuo Najita, Emma Rothschild, Wole Soyinka and Tatyana Tolstaya.
  • Publication and ordering details
  • Pub. Date: 18 Jul 1996
    Pub. Place: London
    ISBN: 0 63120 230 7
    Type: Hardback
    From: Blackwell
  • Pub. Date: 31 Jul 1996
    Pub. Place: London
    ISBN: 0 63120 229 3
    Type: Paperback
    From: Blackwell