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By Riccardo Petrella (auth.), Diederik Aerts, Jan Broekaert, Willy Weyns (eds.)

A global in Transition, Humankind and Nature is competently entitled after its target 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 consists of a myriad of alterations of the ecosphere. This publication develops, from the decision for an interdisciplinary synthesis and recognize of plurality, acknowledging the evolving medical fact, to the necessity for an built-in yet unavoidably provisional worldview.
members from various components of the area specialise in 4 modes of swap: (i) Social swap and the person situation, (ii) advanced evolution and primary emergent adjustments, (iii) Ecological transformation and accountability inquiries, (iv) The economic-ecological and socio-technical equilibria.
essentially fascinated with the deep alterations of humankind and of the connection among people and nature, it's addressed to a vast and pondering public that desires to be saved informed.

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Each 'Urban Work of the Twenty-First Century' should be based on employment of the local population of the districts to be rebuilt. The enterprises involved in the works as financial and industrial partners will receive the 'label' of 'world interest enterprises', giving them specific economic, tax and social benefits. The twenty-first century will bring us into the third millennium AD, 18 RICCARDO PETRELLA the millennium of the start of planetary history. We have to think of it with a great deal of hope and a great deal of peace in our minds.

Universities, for their part, could launch a joint world campaign by including in their curricula, 15 or so courses on economic disarmament. Foundations could back such a program. Furthermore, these measures must fit into a broader framework requiring greater commitment, that of a world social contract. SEEKING A WORLD SOCIAL CONTRACT The reference and starting point of the world social contract are the needs and expectations of eight billion human beings who, in 22 years' time, the space of a generation, will be living on this earth.

However, the drawbacks of globalization are just as considerable. Competitive globalization is used as an argument to: - halt and/or cut back on legislative measures already taken in biotechnology for reasons of safety, quality and ethics, and prevent the adoption of further legislation; - accelerate 'technological laissez-faire' for standards and the opening up of markets in the telecommunications sector; - impair machinery for discussion and bargaining about technological change in the enterprise, such procedures being regarded as a luxury A CRITIQUE OF THE COMPETITIVENESS 11 in a so-called period of 'world technological war'.

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