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In Search of A Better World

By Payam Akhavan
  • ISBN Code: : 1487002017
  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Political Science
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A work of memoir, history, and a call to action, the CBC Massey Lectures by internationally renowned UN prosecutor and scholar Payam Akhavan is a powerful and essential work on the major human rights struggles of our times. Renowned UN prosecutor and human rights scholar Payam Akhavan has encountered the grim realities of contemporary genocide throughout his life and career. He argues that deceptive utopias, political cynicism, and public apathy have given rise to major human rights abuses: from the religious persecution of Iranian Bahá’ís that shaped his personal life, to the horrors of ethnic cleansing in Yugoslavia, the genocide in Rwanda, and the rise of contemporary phenomena such as the Islamic State. But he also reflects on the inspiring resilience of the human spirit and the reality of our inextricable interdependence to liberate us, whether from hateful ideologies that deny the humanity of others or an empty consumerist culture that worships greed and self-indulgence. A timely, essential, and passionate work of memoir and history, In Search of a Better World is a tour de force by an internationally renowned human rights lawyer.

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The adoption of the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals was a landmark for the global community and our global sustainability. Now, one year after the initiation of the goals’, it is time to really start thinking about implementing and realizing the new global agenda. And it already obvious that traditional thinking will not suffice. To reach the new global goals by 2030, there is a pressing need to think creatively and innovatively. The annual investment gap amounts to US $2.5 trillion and the shortcoming of sufficient funding requires smart solutions, leverage of private sector capital and inclusion of civil society in new ways. The idea behind this book is to allow some of the world’s most renowned thought-leaders to provide their perspectives on how we collectively reach the global goals. From an artist and a Michelin-chef to a bank president and a Nobel Peace Prize winner, this book presents innovative, bold, and credible solutions to the challenges we face as humanity. Contributors include: Julia Gillard: Australia’s 27th Prime Minister between 2010 and 2013 Nandan Nilekani & Varad Pande: Nandan Nilekani is Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India. Varad Pande is Partner and Co-Lead of Financial Inclusion at Dalberg. Dan Barber: Chef of Blue Hill, a restaurant in Manhattan’s West Village. Ashish J. Thakkar & James I. Mwangi: Ashish J. Thakkar founded his first business in 1996 at the age of 15. James I. Mwangi is Executive Director of the Dalberg Group. Angel Gurría: Secretary-General of the OECD since June 2006. Fabiola Gianotti: The first female Director-General of CERN. Mogens Lykketoft: President of the UN General Assembly’s 70th session, running from September 2015 to September 2016 Jamie Drummond: Co-founder of ONE, a global pressure group which fights against the injustice of extreme poverty. Jacqueline Novogratz: Founded and directed the Philanthropy Workshop and the Next Generation Leadership programs at the Rockefeller Foundation. Kailash Satyarthi: Nobel Peace Laureate and founder of Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation Luis Alberto Moreno: President of Inter-American Development Bank and served as Colombia’s Ambassador to the United States for seven years. Annie Leonard & Daniel Mittler: Annie Leonard is the Executive Director of Greenpeace USA. Daniel Mittler is the Political Director of Greenpeace International. James Mwangi: World-renowned for his contribution to financial inclusion in his role as the Group Managing Director and CEO of Equity Bank. Craig Silverstein & Mary Obelnicki: Founders of Echidna Giving, which works to get more girls into better schools. Danielle Nierenberg: President of Food Tank and an expert on sustainable agriculture and food issues. Amina J. Mohammed:A central player in the Sustainable Development Goals process, serving as the Special Adviser to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Olafur Eliasson: Icelandic artist working with a wide range of media, including installation, painting, sculpture, photography, and film. Henrik Skovby: Founder and executive chairman of Dalberg Group. Stig Tackmann: Head of Dalberg’s Big Bet Initiative and is leading a number of media initiatives focusing on international affairs and global development.

Alternatives to Economic Globalization

By John Cavanagh,Jerry Mander
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  • Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • Book Code : 1609943147
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 334
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Written by a premier group of 21 thinkers from around the world, the second edition of Alternatives to Economic Globalization lays out democratic, ecologically sound, socially just alternatives to corporate globalization more fully, specifically, and thoughtfully than has ever been done before. Focusing on constructive, achievable goals, the authors present ten governing principles for establishing truly sustainable societies and describe alternatives to the World Bank, the IMF, and the WTO that would better serve the needs of the planet. They offer detailed proposals for protecting vital goods and services from corporate exploitation, limiting corporate privileges and power, rebuilding economies to make them more responsive to human needs, and more. This revised and expanded edition features a new opening chapter on the global balance of power, a new section on the media and globalization, and a new final chapter on what ordinary citizens can do to fight the injustices of globalization. It also includes many new charts, sidebars, and other updated information.

Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World

By Donald Antrim
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  • Publisher : Picador
  • Book Code : 142997737X
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 921
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"A dark, suburban fantasy . . . richly funny, even whimsical, and bizarrely familiar." —The New Yorker In the seaside community of Donald Antrim's Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World, the citizens are restless. The mayor has fired stinger missiles into the Botanical Garden reflecting pool, and his public execution was a messy affair. As these hawkish suburbanites fortify their houses with deadly moats and land mines, a former third-grade teacher named Pete Robinson steps forward with a tenuous bid to replace the mayor. But can anyone satisfy the terrible will of the people? By turns funny and phantasmagorical, fiercely intelligent and imaginative, Donald Antrim's story of suburban civics turned macabre is a new American classic.

Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen

By Kaushik Basu,Ravi Kanbur
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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Book Code : 9780191553554
  • Total of Pages : 640
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 860
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Amartya Sen has made deep and lasting contributions to the academic disciplines of economics, philosophy, and the social sciences more broadly. He has engaged in policy dialogue and public debate, advancing the cause of a human development focused policy agenda, and a tolerant and democratic polity. This argumentative Indian has made the case for the poorest of the poor, and for plurality in cultural perspective. It is not surprising that he has won the highest awards, ranging from the Nobel Prize in Economics to the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honor. This public recognition has gone hand in hand with the affection and admiration that Amartya's friends and students hold for him. This volume of essays, written in honor of his 75th birthday by his students and peers, covers the range of contributions that Sen has made to knowledge. They are written by some of the world's leading economists, philosophers and social scientists, and address topics such as ethics, welfare economics, poverty, gender, human development, society and politics. This first volume covers the topics of Ethics, Normative Economics and Welfare; Agency, Aggregation and Social Choice; Poverty, Capabilities and Measurement; and Identity, Collective Action and Public Economics. It is a fitting tribute to Sen's own contributions to the discourse on Ethics, Welfare and Measurement. Contributors include: Sabina Alkire, Paul Anand, Sudhir Anand, Kwame Anthony Appiah, A. B. Atkinson, Walter Bossert, Francois Bourguignon, John Broome, Satya R. Chakravarty, Rajat Deb, Bhaskar Dutta, James E. Foster, Wulf Gaertner, Indranil K. Ghosh, Peter Hammond, Christopher Handy, Christopher Harris, Satish K. Jain, Isaac Levi, Oliver Linton, S. R. Osmani, Prasanta K. Pattanaik, Edmund S. Phelps, Mozaffar Qizilbash, Martin Ravallion, Kevin Roberts, Ingrid Robeyns, Maurice Salles, Cristina Santos, T. M. Scanlon, Arjun Sengupta, Tae Kun Seo, Anthony Shorrocks , Ron Smith, Joseph E. Stiglitz, S. Subramanian, Kotaro Suzumura, Alain Trannoy, Guanghua Wan, John A. Weymark, and Yongsheng Xu.

Visions of a Better World

By Bea Vidacs
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  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Book Code : 3643104316
  • Total of Pages : 219
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 700
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Examining the social and political significance of football in Cameroon, author Bea Vidacs's anthropological study goes beyond sports. Encompassing the period between 1994 and 2006, the work throws light upon changes in Cameroonians' political attitudes and interpretations of politics and of football as the revolutionary fervor of the early 1990s waned over time and increasingly turned into political disillusionment. Taking the ethos of sport as an ethnographic starting point she addresses such issues as politics, power, powerlessness, identity construction on a local, national and international scale, as well as the meaning of the postcolonial experience both on an individual and national level. Rich in ethnographic detail and command of relevant literature, the study demonstrates how, and with what consequences, Cameroonian football impinges upon and is influenced by local, national and global socio-cultural, economic and political realities.

Social Justice Handbook

By Mae Elise Cannon
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  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Book Code : 0830878726
  • Total of Pages : 306
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 612
  • Pdf File: social-justice-handbook.pdf

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2010 Outreach Magazine Resource of the Year award winner: justice category Every day we are confronted by challenging societal problems, from poverty and institutional racism to AIDS and homelessness. It can all seem so overwhelming. But while none of us can do everything, all of us can do something. This handbook will help you discover what you can do. Mae Elise Cannon provides a comprehensive resource for Christians like you who are committed to social justice. She presents biblical rationale for justice and explains a variety of Christian approaches to doing justice. Tracing the history of Christians in social engagement, she lifts out role models and examples from the Great Awakenings to the civil rights movement. A wide-ranging catalog of topics and issues give background info about justice issues at home and abroad, such as sex trafficking domestic violence living wage initiatives debt relief environmental stewardship bioethics and much, much more This handbook includes dozens of practical exercises for taking action, as well as profiles of key figures and movements like William Wilberforce, the Salvation Army and Bono, highlighting how Christians and churches can make a difference. Also included are spiritual practices and resources to help us move from immobility to advocacy. God has always worked through his people to accomplish improbable tasks, and he can use you too. This handbook will be an essential companion for living justly, loving mercy and walking humbly with your God.

Viable Utopian Ideas: Shaping a Better World

By Art Shostak
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317452690
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : History
  • Members : 880
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Utopias - whether philosophical, literary, or actual experiments - are attempts to solve all social problems. In the wake of the attack on the World Trade Center, unfolding corporate scandals, and other devastating shocks, it is natural to search for practical lessons in utopian literature. In this collection noted sociologists renew the call to develop an altruistic social order. They address a wide variety of topics as they look for viable utopian ideas that can be applied to today's society. Written in an engaging, jargon-free style, and directed to introductory sociology students as well as anyone concerned with social problems, the book provides both visionary ideals and insights for pragmatic decision-making as we venture into an uncertain future.

How to Be a Climate Optimist

By Chris Turner
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  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Book Code : 073528198X
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 634
  • Pdf File: how-to-be-a-climate-optimist.pdf

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From the National Business Book Award winner and GG finalist, a very different book about facing the climate crisis, and what awaits us on the other side. Chris Turner has reported from the places where the sustainable future first emerged—from green islands in Denmark and green office parks in southern India, to solar panel factories in California and idealistic intentional communities from Scotland to New Mexico. Here, he condenses the first quarter century of the global energy transition into bite-sized chunks of optimistic reflection and reportage, telling a story of a planet in peril and a global effort already beginning to save it. This is a book that moves past the despair and futile anger over ecological collapse and harnesses that passion toward the project of building a twenty-first century quality of life that surpasses the twentieth-century version in every way. How to Be a Climate Optimist overflows with possibility in a moment of great panic, upheaval and uncertainty over a world on fire.

Global Problems, Global Solutions

By JoAnn Chirico
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  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Book Code : 1506347797
  • Total of Pages : 648
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 298
  • Pdf File: global-problems-global-solutions.pdf

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Global Problems, Global Solutions: Prospects for a Better World approaches social problems from a global perspective with an emphasis on using one’s sociological imagination. Perfect for instructors who involve students in research, this text connects problems borne by individuals to regional, global and historical forces, and stresses the importance of evidence in forming opinions and policies addressing social issues. The book introduces readers to the complexities of the major problems that confront us today such as violent conflict, poverty, climate change, human trafficking and other issues that we encounter in our lives. It book concludes with a chapter on politics and government, underscoring the need for good governance at all levels–and cooperation among many layers of government–to build a better world.

Navigating Place-Based Learning

By Elizabeth Langran,Janine DeWitt
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3030556735
  • Total of Pages : 163
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 322
  • Pdf File: navigating-place-based-learning.pdf

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This book explores how educators can realize the potential of critical place-based pedagogy. The authors’ model leverages the power of technology through strategies such as mobile mapping so that students can read the world and share spatial narratives. The same complexity that makes spaces outside the classroom ideal for authentic, purposeful learning creates challenges for educators who must minimize students taking wrong turns or reaching dead ends. Instructional design process is key and the authors offer exemplars of this from multiple disciplines. Whether students are exploring a local community or a natural environment, place-based inquires must include recognition of privilege and the social dynamics that reinforce inequalities. Concluding with a discussion of the changing social context, the authors highlight how contemporary events add a sense of urgency to the call for a critical place-based pedagogy—one that is more inclusive for all students.