Complexity Digest 2004.50 - 18.01
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Democracy's Dilemma: Environment, Social Equity, and the Global Economy, MIT Press
Book Announcement: The realities of global economic integration are far more complex than many of its supporters or detractors acknowledge. One consequence of simplistic thinking about globalization, claims Robert Paehlke, is that we tend to focus on economic prosperity to the neglect of such other important considerations as environmental and social well-being. A first step toward righting this imbalance is the recognition that economic gains do not guarantee better lives or better communities and societies. Democratic societies face a dilemma. (...) This book describes the consequences of this dilemma -- such as political cynicism and lack of democratic participation (...).
- Source: Democracy's Dilemma: Environment, Social Equity, and the Global Economy
[ http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?sid=A8A68D63-7CD8-455B-A4A1-DB619993FA79&ttype=2&tid=10293 ], R. C. Paehlke, MIT Press, Oct. 2004
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