Interdependence Handbook: Looking Back, Living the Present, Choosing the Future
By: Sondra Myers (author)Paperback
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From a number of perspectives, it explores the civic implications of the ubiquity of interdependence, and the urgent need for citizens to expand their sense of responsibility beyond community and nation to all the world's people if we are to choose a future that holds the promise of liberty and justice for all. Readings focus on the realities of interdependence as they affect all aspects of life-personal, social, political, cultural and economic. It is clearly evident in communication and information technologies, in the spread of disease and corruption, and in the environmental movement. Also included is a section on practical ways to celebrate Interdependence Day annually on September 12th for schools, colleges, religious, civic and cultural organizations and whole communities throughout the world.
SONDRA MYERS is a consultant for international, civic and cultural projects and a senior associate of the University of Maryland's Democracy Collaborative. Myers, the editor of the Democracy is a Discussion handbooks and The Democracy Reader, speaks and writes frequently on strengthening the culture of democracy worldwide and the integration of culture into public policy in the United States. She was the director of the first annual Interdependence Day, held at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia on September 12, 2003. BENJAMIN R. BARBER is the Gershon and Carol Kekst Professor of Civil Society and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland and a principal of the Democracy Collaborative. Barber's 17 books include the classic Strong Democracy, the international best-seller Jihad vs. McWorld, and Fear's Empire: War, Terrorism and Democracy. A frequent advisor to political and civic leaders in the US and abroad, Barber has been a regular commentator on world affairs after 9/11. He is the founder and chair of the Interdependence Project.
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