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Great Turning From Empire to Earth Community

ISBN-10: 1887208089
ISBN-13: 9781887208086
Edition: 2007
Authors: David C. Korten
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Description: In his classic international bestseller, When Corporations Rule the World, David Korten exposed the destructive and oppressive nature of the global corporate economy and helped spark a global resistance movement. Here, Korten argues that corporate  More...

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List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

In his classic international bestseller, When Corporations Rule the World, David Korten exposed the destructive and oppressive nature of the global corporate economy and helped spark a global resistance movement. Here, Korten argues that corporate consolidation of power is merely one manifestation of what he calls "Empire": the organization of society through hierarchy and violence that has largely held sway for the past 5,000 years. The Great Turning masterfully traces the roots of Empire to ancient times and charts the long evolution of its favored Instruments of control, from monarchies and bureaucracies to the transnational institutions of the global economy. Empire is not the natural order of things - we can turn away from it. Korten draws on evidence from sources as varied as evolutionary theory, developmental psychology, and religious teachings to make the case that "Earth Community" - a life-centered, egalitarian, sustainable way of ordering human society based on democratic principles of partnership - is indeed possible. And he details a grassroots strategy for beginning the momentous turning toward a future of as-yet-unrealized human potential. Book jacket.

Acknowledgments
The Great Turning
Prologue: In Search of the Possible
Choosing Our Future
The Choice
The Possibility
The Imperative
The Opportunity
Sorrows of Empire
When God Was a Woman
Ancient Empire
Modern Empire
Athenian Experiment
America, the Unfinished Project
Inauspicious Beginning
People Power Rebellion
Empire's Victory
Struggle for Justice
Wake-Up Call
Prisons of the Mind
The Great Turning
Beyond Strict Father versus Aging Clock
Creation's Epic Journey
Joys of Earth Community
Stories for a New Era
Birthing Earth Community
Leading from Below
Building a Political Majority
Liberating Creative Potential
Change the Story, Change the Future
Notes
Index
About the Author

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