Global Threats, Global Futures: Living with Declining Living Standards

Global Threats, Global Futures: Living with Declining Living Standards

by Thayer Scudder

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Overview

Global threats can be expected to cause a global environmental crisis and declining living standards for most people. Threats analyzed include poverty, cultural, economic, political and religious fundamentalism, consumption, population increase and degradation of the global ecosystem. Chapters on the United States, China and Zambia illustrate difficulties that high, middle and low income countries face in addressing such threats. The final chapter examines the type of transformational change required just to reduce the rate and magnitude of future decline.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848448476
Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Thayer Scudder, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, California Institute of Technology, US

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction 1. The Threat of Global Poverty 2. The Threat of Fundamentalism 3. The Threat of Environmental Degradation 4. United States 5. People’s Republic of China 6. Zambia 7. Transforming Global Societies References Index

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