Global Transformations and World Futures

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Sohail Tahir Inayatullah
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2009
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Global Transformations and World Futures is a component of Encyclopedia of Development and Economic Sciences in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias.

The Theme on Global Transformations and World Futures, in two volumes, deals with the diversity of points of view on this complex subject. The chapters in these volumes are organized into three groups. The first starts with chapters introducing the Global transformations in Knowledge: Social and Cultural issues. Issues such as the nature of global science, the challenge of building real communities in a virtual world, and the transition from an information economy to a communicative economy are explored. The second presents the Global Economy. The final group discusses the World Futures. These two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

Dr. Sohail Inayatullah is Professor, Center for Futures Studies, Tamkang University, Taiwan; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of the Sunshine Coast, Maroochydore, Australia. In 1999, he held the UNESCO Chair, the University of Trier, Germany, and the Tamkang Chair, Tamkang University,Taiwan. He is also a fellow of the World Futures Studies Federation and a fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science. He is the co-editor of the Journal of Futures Studies (www.ed.tku.edu.tw/develop/JFS) and associate editor of New Renaissance (www.ru.org). He is on the editorial board of Development, Futures and Foresight. Among his authored/edited books are: Macrohistory and Macrohistorians; Situating Sarkar; Understanding Sarkar; Transcending Boundaries; and Transforming Communication. His CD-ROMs include: Futures Studies: Methods, Issues and Civilizational Visions and The Views of Futurists – Volume 4 of The Knowledge Base of Futures Studies. Forthcoming are: Youth Futures (Greenwood, 2002); Islam, Postmodernism and Other Futures (Pluto, 2002) and The Rights of Robots (Praeger, 2003). He is the author of over 250 journal articles, book chapters, and magazine pieces. Website – www.metafuture.org

Table of Contents (32 Chapters)
  • 1. Global Transformations and World Futures: Knowledge, Economy, and Society

    Sohail Tahir Inayatullah
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  • 2. Global Transformations in Knowledge - Social and Cultural Issues

    G. Hearn
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  • 3. Global Science

    David Rooney
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  • 4. Non-Western Science - Mining Civilizational Knowledge

    Susantha Goonatilake
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  • 5. Global Management of Knowledge Systems

    David Rooney
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  • 6. Transformations of Information Society

    Ian Miles
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  • 7. From the Information Era to the Communicative Era

    Sohail Tahir Inayatullah
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  • 8. Building "Real" and "Virtual" Human Communities in the 21st Century

    Ingrid Burkett
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  • 9. Navigating Globalization through Info-design, an Alternative Approach to Understanding Cyberculture

    Silvia Austerlic
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  • 10. The Global Economy

    Gillian Youngs
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  • 11. Multinational Corporations

    J. W. J. Harrod
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  • 12. Global Movement of Labor

    Joanne van Selm
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  • 13. The Internet and Political Economy

    Gillian Youngs
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  • 14. Economics of Transition

    Iliana Zloch-Christy
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  • 15. Global Business Ethics

    Simon Zadek
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  • 16. Globalization as if the Entire Globe Mattered: The Situation of Minority Groups

    S. P. Udayakumar
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  • 17. Strategies to Eradicate Poverty: An Integral Approach to Development

    Roar Bjonnes
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  • 18. North-North, North-South, and South-South Relations

    L. Krüger
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  • 19. World Futures: Trends and Transformations in State, Education and Cultural Ecology

    Partow Izadi
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  • 20. Epistemology and Methodology in the Study of the Future

    Sohail Tahir Inayatullah
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  • 21. The Grand Patterns of Change and the Future

    Sohail Tahir Inayatullah
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  • 22. Multilayered Scenarios, the Scientific Method and Global Models

    J. L. Robinson
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  • 23. The Futures of the United Nations and the World System

    Sohail Tahir Inayatullah
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  • 24. Globalization and Information Society-Increasing Complexity and Potential Chaos

    Mika Mannermaa
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  • 25. Globalization, Gender, and World Futures

    Ivana Milojevic
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  • 26. Neo-Humanism, Globalization, and World Futures

    Acarya Vedaprajinananda Avadhuta
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  • 27. Sustainable Education: Imperatives for a Viable Future

    Marcus Bussey
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  • 28. Financial Resources Policy and Management:World Economic Order

    Ramón Tamames
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  • 29. International Commodity Policy:A New Concept for Sustainable Development

    Werner Gocht and Garnet Kasperk
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  • 30. Global Sustainability:Rhetoric and Reality, Analysis and Action - The Need for Removal of a Knowledge - Apartheid World

    Thomas G. Whiston
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  • 31. Economic Assistance to Developing Countries and Sustainable World Population

    Gerard Piel
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  • 32. Capacity Development and Sustainable Human Development

    James Gustave Speth
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