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Culture and Civilization
Cosmopolitanism and the Global Polity

ISBN 9781412849739
Published December 15, 2012 by Routledge
241 Pages

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Book Description

This volume of Culture and Civilization focuses on cosmopolitanism, the global polity, and political ramifications of globalization. The introduction by Gabriel R. Ricci establishes context and provides an overview of the entire work. Topics include the history of globalization, climate change policy, ecological consequences of development, concepts of civilization, human rights, Eastern thought and economics, global citizenship, and travel writing.

Within this collection, Carl J. Strikwerda argues that the first era of globalization in modern times was marked by global migrations patterns. Pablo Iannone's history of the Andean oil rush and its ecological consequences looks at the processes of development. Brett Bowden argues that civilization entails both progress and war. J. Baird Callicott provides a philosophical analysis of a moral theory that accommodates spatial and temporal scales of climate change, Sanjay Paul analyzes the United Nations Global Compact, and Ed Chung discusses the role of economic theory in business schools. Colin Butler reflects on E. F. Schumacher's "Buddhist Economics," while Taso Lagos relates parallel polis to the idea of global citizenship. Tony Burns examines the ways in which Aristotle, Hegel, and Kant have been interpreted. Finally, Adam Stauffer explores Charles Warren Stoddard's work South-Sea Idyls.

This volume of Culture and Civilization, the first under Ricci's editorship, follows the tradition of the previous four volumes - developing critical ideas intended to produce a positive intellectual climate, one that is prepared to confront challenges and alert us to the opportunities, for people in all fields and of all faiths, of the twenty-first century.

Table of Contents

Introduction -Gabriel R. Ricci
1.Imagining a Global World: Imperialism, Nationalism, and the Tragedy of Great Power Politics in the First Era of Globalization, 1870 1914 - Carl J. Strikwerda
2.The Temporal and Spatial Scales of Global Climate Change and the Limits of Individualistic and Rationalistic Ethics - J. Baird Callicott
3.Saving Civilization from Itself - Brett Bowden
4.Globalization and the Andean Oil Rush - A. Pablo Iannone
5.Corporate Citizenship and Globalization: An Analysis of the United Nations Global Compact - Sanjay Paul
6.With Apologies to Daffodils: Business Enterprise and the Human Condition - Ed Chung
7.Toward Buddhist Economics, Building on E. F. Schumacher - Colin D. Butler
8."Parallel Polis" and the Arab Spring: The Internet as Layer, Difference, and Engine of Democratic Renewal - Taso G. Lagos

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