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Civilization in Crisis : Human Prospects in a Changing World - Joseph A. Camilleri

Civilization in Crisis

Human Prospects in a Changing World

Paperback Published: 13th June 1977
ISBN: 9780521290784
Number Of Pages: 312

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First published in 1976, this book presupposes a future in which man will be increasingly confronted by a series of global disorders. By focusing attention on these, this book attempts to identify those forces which threaten not only the quality of life but the very survival of the human species. Dr Camilleri brings a multidisciplinary approach to the study of the cultural and institutional imbalances which underlie the organization of national and international society. He examines the economic philosophy of the advanced industrial countries and the fierce rivalries to which it has given rise within the western world as well as the inequality it has encouraged and perpetuated between overdeveloped and underdeveloped societies, and the consequences of this for the world's energy economy and ecological system. The author then advances some normative concepts and ethical options as sign posts towards an alternative future society.

The world crisis: an overview
Underlying causes of disorder
The decadence of industrial culture
World economy in disarray
Underdevelopment and structural dependence
Economic transnationalism: the new imperialism
The energy crisis
The security crisis
The claims of morality and utopia
The politics of disorder
The politics of survival
Transitional strategies and cultural change
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ISBN: 9780521290784
ISBN-10: 0521290783
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 13th June 1977
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.4