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Toward Globalization with a Human Face

Edgar Krau

The author of this book asserts that the phenomenon of the economic meltdown in 2008 isn't an accidental occurrence; rather, it is a result of the entire social system which is driven by contemporary culture as crystallized around the internet. This book examines the personal damage done to lives, aspirations, and social and physical security due to the globalization of economic processes. The author assesses the chances for an improved globalization with a human face, by shifting the value emphasis and priorities, to bring forth a new culture that proclaims the priority of human happiness over the exclusive accumulation of economic wealth. « less more »
University Press of America
Pages: 238Size: 6 x 9
978-0-7618-4560-7 • Paperback • March 2009 • $39.99 • (£24.95)
Edgar Krau is a scientist and professor whose publications include over seventy scientific papers and nine books. He is a member of the New York Academy of Sciences and honorary director general of the International Biographical Centre in Cambridge, England.
Part 1 Preface
Part 2 Chapter One: After postmodernism—the Internet Culture of the contemporary world
Part 3 Chapter Two: The Globalized Economy—from the bull market to system failure
Part 4 Chapter Three: Values and Ethics in the Internet Culture
Part 5 Chapter Four: The state organization in the globalized Internet Society—the external and the internal use of force
Part 6 Chapter Five: Criminality and justice in the globalized Internet Society
Part 7 Chapter Six: Science in the Society of the Internet Culture
Part 8 Chapter Seven: The educational system on the Internet Society—the school and the family
Part 9 Chapter Eight: The arts in the globalized Internet Culture: commercial aids and shock entertainment
Part 10 Chapter Nine: Toward globalization with a human face
Part 11 References