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Beyond Global Crisis
Remedies and Road Maps by Daisaku Ikeda and His Contemporaries





ISBN 9781412846165
Published April 15, 2012 by Routledge
456 Pages

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Book Description

In this volume, Terrence Paupp critically describes the various dimensions of today's global crisis. Among other things, this volume analyzes nuclear weapons proliferation climate change, and international lawlessness in the form of wars of aggression. Paupp argues that much human conflict and environmental degradation is the direct consequence of poverty and inequality. Until these issues are addressed, many of the world's problems will remain.

Paupp asserts that around the world, peoples and nations are becoming more open to a strategy and culture of peace that evolves through discovering a commonality of interests, the value of mutual cooperation, and the desirability of forging consensus. By using various road maps and remedies supplied by noted Japanese peace activist Daisaku Ikeda and his contemporaries, viable solutions will emerge.

In this new endeavor, equipped with some of the proposed solutions and strategies that this book provides, humanity will collectively become engaged in remaking the character of global governance in order to build a global culture of peace.

Table of Contents

Foreword, by Olivier Urbain
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Part I. Ikeda's Vision for Realizing a Global Civilization:
The Power of Inner Transformation and Dialogue
1 The Global Crisis through the Lens of Ikeda
and His Contemporaries
2 Where We Are Now—and What Is Required to Achieve
a Peaceful Global Civilization
Part II. From Individual to Global Transformation:
Multiple Pathways
3 Case Study—The Inner Transformation of JFK
and the End of the Cold War
4 The Power of Self-Transformation as the Beginning
of Internal and External Liberation: The Nexus of
Buddhism, Liberation Theology, and Law
5 Dialogue and Dialogic Mechanisms: Creating a Global
Framework for Deliberative Democracy, Human Rights,
and Cultural Pluralism
Part III. Visualizing a Global Civilization of
Harmony and Interdependence in Concrete Terms
6 The Converging Theoretical and Empirical Elements
of Global Civilization: International Relations,
Inclusive/Humane Governance, and Cosmopolitan
Democracy
7 Emerging Pillars of a Peaceful Global Civilization:
Nuclear Disarmament, United Nations Reform,
and the International Criminal Court
8 The Challenge of Climate Change: Searching for
Human Solidarity in a Divided World
9 Conclusion: Contextualizing Ikeda in the
Struggle to Restructure International Politics
Afterword, by Brian J. Foley
Appendix Preamble of the Rome Statute of the
International Criminal Court
Bibliography
Index

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