World Civilizations and History of Human Development is a component of Encyclopedia of Social Sciences and Humanities in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias.
The Theme on World Civilizations and History of Human Development discusses the essential aspects such as Civilizational Analysis: A Paradigm in the Making; The European Civilizational Constellation: A Historical Sociology, African Civilizations: From the Pre-colonial to the Modern Day; Industrial Civilization; Global Civilization - Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow; Islamic Civilizations; War, Peace And Civilizations; History: The Meaning and Role of History in Human Development; Role of Human Societies in the History of The Biosphere; Environmentalism; Role of Gender and Family Identities in Human History; Modern Approaches to the Teaching of History; Developing Dialogues: The Value of Oral History; Historical Knowledge. Nature and Man: Orientations to Historical Time; Big History
This volume is aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers, NGOs and GOs.
Robert Holton is Professor of Sociology at Trinity College, Dublin. He is author of a number of books and articles on globalization, social theory, historical sociology, immigration and ethnicity, including Cities, Capitalism, and Civilization (1986), Talcott Parsons on Economy and Society (1986) and Max Weber on Economy and Society (1989) (both with B.S. Turner), Economy and Society (1992) ‘Classical Social Theory’ in The Blackwell Companion to Social Theory (1996), Globalization and the Nation-State (1998), and Making Globalization (2005). He is currently researching global networks, and cosmopolitanism