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The World Ahead: Our Future in the Making

By: Frederico Mayor and Jerome Binde

Zed Books

Paperback | Dec 2001 | #123489 | ISBN: 1856498751
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Hardback | Jun 2001 | #123488 | ISBN: 1856498743
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Looks at the major challenges of the future and proposes a new start based on four contracts: social, natural, cultural and ethical.

.,."will appeal to anyone involved in the field of social development...a standard resource in the field."--Social Development Issues, 2002
"This volume could serve as a text in an introductory college course on globalization, or as background for an educated citizen." -- "Choice"


Part 1 Towards a new social contract: population - is a time-bomb ticking?; the scandal of poverty and exclusion; humanizing the city; the future of urban transport - safer, cleaner, closer; women make the world go round; winning the fight against drugs -education, development and purpose. Part 2 Towards a natural contract - science, development and the environment: developing with the Earth; the advancing desert; is water running out?; will there be food for everybody?; feeding the world - are biotechnologies the answer?; towards the revolution of energy efficiency. Part 3 Towards a cultural contract - from the information society to the knowledge society: the new technology revolution - information, communication and knowledge; what future for books and reading?; an endangered heritage - languages; education at the horizon 2020 - with or without distance?. Part 4 Towards a new ethical contract: will there be an African miracle?; the dividends of peace and global security; what future for the United Nations system?; towards a culture of peace; conclusion -towards an ethics of the future.

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