In A Quest for Humanity, Menno Boldt presents a persuasive new framework for achieving a human social order in the global age. Boldt explores the concept of 'the good society' as a world in which every person can realize their potential for humanity through liberty, social justice, and equal human dignity. A Quest for Humanity innovatively positions globalization as a deterministic phenomenon of expanding interdependence and shared knowledge - resulting in ever-larger economic and political jurisdictions, but also creating social and psychological links between peoples across the world. Boldt challenges mainstream certainty that Western democracy and constitutional human rights are the exemplary doctrines for the global good society. With a fresh vision designed to inspire a universal acknowledgement of human dignity, A Quest for Humanity powerfully affirms the value of each human being.
Menno Boldt is a professor emeritus in the Department of Sociology at the University of Lethbridge.
Acknowledgments Preface Prologue PART ONE: THE NATURE OF GLOBALIZATION 1 A Theory of Globalization 2 The Reality of Globalization 3 Globalization and the United States Summary PART TWO: SOCIAL ORDER IN THEORY AND PRACTICE 4 A Theory of Social Order 5 Social Order in the Modern Age Summary PART THREE: SOCIAL ORDER IN THE GLOBAL AGE 6 Human Rights and the Global Good Society 7 Globalization and Social Order Summary PART FOUR: SOCIAL ORDER AND THE GOOD SOCIETY 8 Social Order by Design 9 Global Moral Social Order Summary PART FIVE: MYTHS OF REALITY 10 Scientific and Theological Myths of Reality 11 A Humane Myth of Reality Summary Epilogue Bibliography Index