By Riccardo Petrella (auth.), Diederik Aerts, Jan Broekaert, Willy Weyns (eds.)
A global in Transition, Humankind and Nature is effectively entitled after its objective for an intrinsic estate of fact: swap.
Of significant quandary, during this period of transformation, is the broad and profound interplay of humankind with nature. The global-scale social and technological venture of humankind certainly includes a myriad of adjustments of the ecosphere. This booklet develops, from the decision for an interdisciplinary synthesis and admire of plurality, acknowledging the evolving clinical fact, to the necessity for an built-in yet necessarily provisional worldview.
members from assorted elements of the area specialise in 4 modes of swap: (i) Social swap and the person , (ii) advanced evolution and primary emergent changes, (iii) Ecological transformation and accountability inquiries, (iv) The economic-ecological and socio-technical equilibria.
basically taken with the deep alterations of humankind and of the connection among people and nature, it truly is addressed to a wide and considering public that desires to be stored informed.
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Extra info for A World In Transition: Humankind and Nature: The Green Book of “Einstein Meets Magritte”
For a natural entity itself structure has no meaning, since, being divided into pieces or disconnected, the entity loses its very nature of wholeness and totality. The basic feature of all complex functional systems, next to the manifestation of evolution, is their self-preservation, homeostasis, maintenance of the undisturbed algorithmic operation of its vital processes. ) help the system to keep the trails of the past and allow to replicate itself periodically without turning into chaotic oscillations.
All the rest is mere agitation on the sidelines. Rather than veritable globalization, we should for the moment be talking about the 'triadization' of the economy. The implications and consequences of the combination of overemphasis on tools and a narrowed-down (triadic) globalization of the economy under the governance of a private main actor (the enterprise) are considerable and many. Three of them mark our era: (1) we live in the North with an attitude of survival dictated by a supposedly inevitable context of worldwide economic war; (2) we are witnessing a new alliance between enterprise and State resulting in, among other things, the assumption by the former of the task of determining the substance and limits of the 6 RICCARDO PETRELLA general public interest; and (3) we are being subjected to a dismantling of the social contract that underlies the economic and political development of Western societies, and hence to a universalization of social exclusion.
Globalization concerns all stages of design, development, production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. Credit cards, the motor industry, 'fast food' catering, air traffic control and seat reservations are typical examples of globalized goods and services. It is to be noted that globalization does not necessarily mean standardized products and services A CRITIQUE OF THE COMPETITIVENESS 5 for uniform world markets: the same car, the same chocolate. Quite the opposite. What is still more significant is that globalization differs from internationalization and multinationalization in two other respects.
A World In Transition: Humankind and Nature: The Green Book of “Einstein Meets Magritte” by Riccardo Petrella (auth.), Diederik Aerts, Jan Broekaert, Willy Weyns (eds.)