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Debates on issues of our common future

Author: Krull, Wilhelm Corporate author: Volkswagen Foundation Publisher: Velbrück, 2000.Language: EnglishDescription: 358 p. ; 24 cm.Type of document: Book
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Debates on Issues of our Common Future Table of Contents Wilhelm Krull Introduction ............................................................................................ 9 I. CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES ON HUMAN RIGHTS Neville Alexander Human Rights in the African Context: A Cross-Cultural Perspective ............................................................................................ 13 Asbjørn Eide Universalizing Human Rights: The Process and Challenges in the Age of Globalization ................................................................. 30 Yasuaki Onuma Towards an Intercivilizational Approach to Human Rights. For Universalization of Human Rights Through Overcoming West-centric Notions of Human Rights .................................................................... 46 From the Debate .................................................................................. 65 II. AT THE CROSSROADS - THE FUTURE ROLE OF WORK IN OUR LIVES AND SOCIETIES Suzanne Berger Globalization and the Future of Work ................................................. 75 Alain Touraine An Untimely Idea: The End of Work .................................................. 86 From the Debate .................................................................................. 98 I I I . E C O L O G Y A N D E C O N O M Y - HOW CAN WE ACHIEVE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT? Dennis L. Meadows It is too Late to Achieve Sustainable Development. Now Let us Strive for Survivable Development ............................... 107 Partha S. Dasgupta Food Production, Population Growth, and Environmental Security .............................................................................................. 128 From the Debate ................................................................................ 133 IV. CLIMATE CHANGE AND ITS CONSEQUENCES William D. Nordhaus Global Public Goods ......................................................................... 143 Michael Grubb Governing the Global Commons: An Assessment of Kyoto ............ 155 From the Debate ................................................................................ 171 V. BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOETHICS Hiroo Imura Human Dignity and Bioethics. Some Recent Issues in Bioethics ........................................................................................ 181 Onora O'Neill Genetic Information and Ignorance .................................................. 193 From the Debate ................................................................................ 206 VI. INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE IN THE AGE OF ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION José Luis Encarnaçâo Knowledge Management in Learning Organizations ...................... 217 Subbiah Arunachalam Information and Knowledge in the Age of Electronic Communication: A Developing Country Perspective ..................... 231 From the Debate ................................................................................ 253 VII. POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY TODAY RETHINKING THE ENLIGHTENMENT Kwame Anthony Appiah Enlightenment and Cultural Dialogue: Lessons From the Novel ................................................................................. 263 Yehuda Elkana Rethinking -- Not Unthinking -- the Enlightenment ...................... 283 From the Debate ............................................................................... 314 VIII. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ON THE THRESHOLD OF THE 2IST CENTURY Khotso Mokhele Africa, Science and Technology on the Threshold of the 21 st Century ............................................................................... 323 Catherine Bréchignac The Role of Science and Technology for the 21st Century ............. 331 Richard Brook The Scientist and Engineer on the Threshold of the New Century ..................................................................................... 336 From the Debate ............................................................................... 342 About the Authors ............................................................................ 351

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