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The Resource Democracy's dilemma : environment, social equity, and the global economy, Robert C. Paehlke

Democracy's dilemma : environment, social equity, and the global economy, Robert C. Paehlke

Label
Democracy's dilemma : environment, social equity, and the global economy
Title
Democracy's dilemma
Title remainder
environment, social equity, and the global economy
Statement of responsibility
Robert C. Paehlke
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A call for a balancing of economic, environmental, and social concerns in the age of global economic integration.The realities of global economic integration are far more complex than many of its supporters or detractors acknowledge. One consequence of simplistic thinking about globalization, claims Robert Paehlke, is that we tend to focus on economic prosperity to the neglect of such other important considerations as environmental and social well-being. A first step toward righting this imbalance is the recognition that economic gains do not guarantee better lives or better communities and societies. Democratic societies face a dilemma. Global economic integration produces a need for global political integration. Without it, national, state, and local governments are under pressure to forego environmental protection and social programs in order to be competitive. At the same time, global governance presents problems because of its scale and its inaccessibility to citizens. This book describes the consequences of this dilemma--such as political cynicism and lack of democratic participation--and proposes ways of dealing with it. Paehlke seeks a middle ground between those who reject globalization and those who claim that it will create the best of all possible worlds. Because there is no returning to a world that is less economically, culturally, and politically integrated, he argues, we should make every effort to advance global cooperation and equity. He suggests specific interventions that could be built into international trade agreements, including global minimum wages and provisos that natural commodities from developing economies such as energy and forest cuttings not be allowed to decline in price relative to the manufactured goods of more advanced economies. He also suggests ways to improve domestic democratic effectiveness
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N$T
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Paehlke, Robert
Dewey number
306.2
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
JC423
LC item number
.P222 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Democracy
  • Globalization
  • International economic integration
  • Environmentalism
  • Social justice
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Democracy
  • Environmentalism
  • Globalization
  • International economic integration
  • Social justice
  • Internationalisatie
  • Milieubeleid
  • Sociale rechtvaardigheid
  • Democratie
  • Internationale samenwerking
  • Economische integratie
  • Politieke participatie
Label
Democracy's dilemma : environment, social equity, and the global economy, Robert C. Paehlke
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-292) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The challenge of global economic integration -- A tale of two transitions -- Electronic capitalism as media monolith -- Toward a three-bottom-line perspective -- Measuring the three bottom lines -- Integrating the three bottom lines through global governance -- Community, work, and meaning : everyday life as politics -- Global politics one nation at a time
Control code
53885589
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 306 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262264143
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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  • 2331
  • 9780262281164
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)53885589
Label
Democracy's dilemma : environment, social equity, and the global economy, Robert C. Paehlke
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-292) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The challenge of global economic integration -- A tale of two transitions -- Electronic capitalism as media monolith -- Toward a three-bottom-line perspective -- Measuring the three bottom lines -- Integrating the three bottom lines through global governance -- Community, work, and meaning : everyday life as politics -- Global politics one nation at a time
Control code
53885589
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 306 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262264143
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 2331
  • 9780262281164
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)53885589

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