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The ABCs of human survival : a paradigm for global citizenship

Author: Arthur Clark
Publisher: Edmonton : AU Press, 2010.
Series: Global peace studies series.
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The ABCs of Human Survival calls into question the assumptions of consumer culture and offers, as an alternative, strategies to improve overall well-being through the important choices we make as  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Clark
ISBN: 9781897425688 1897425686
OCLC Number: 531018296
Description: xviii, 261 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: AcknowledgementsForewordIntroduction and OverviewThe pathology of nationalismChoosing the futureThe necessity of democracy and lawThe personal is politicalWar is a disease: The case of VietnamThe practice of medicine and the practice of citizenshipA personal journeyAbout this bookPrinciples of global community and global citizenship: Asynopsis CHAPTER ONE: Choosing the FutureWhere are we going?Where do we want to go?The practice of medicine and the practice of global citizenshipPathogenesis: Why are we so self-destructive?Pathogenesis: Nationalism and warfareDemocracy and international lawThe rabbi's son from KrakowChoosing the future: Summary CHAPTER TWO: AxiomsFirst Axiom: The map is not the territorySecond Axiom: The map changes the territoryThird Axiom: We choose our mapsFourth Axiom: Good, bad, evil, important, and unimportant are in theeye of the beholderFifth Axiom: Political leaders are not competent to determine thevalue of a human life CHAPTER THREE: Paradigm ShiftWho are we?Pathology of the old paradigmThe new paradigm and human options CHAPTER FOUR: Principles of Global CommunityPrinciple 1Principle 2Principle 3Principle 4Principle 5Principle 6Principle 7Principle 8Principle 9Principle 10Principle 11Principle 12Principle 13Principle 14Principle 15Principle 16Principle 17Principle 18Principle 19Principle 20 CHAPTER FIVE: The Case of IraqSaddam Hussein and the U.S. government before and after August1990The U.S. invasion of Panama, Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, andthe 1991 Gulf WarCommunication, scholars, the media, and propaganda for warEconomic sanctions and weapons of mass destructionThe U.S.-UK invasion of Iraq, March 2003Democracy, the occupation, and the ongoing violence in IraqTerrorism and the destruction of IraqResponsibility for the destruction of IraqA way forwardConclusion CHAPTER SIX: Principles of Global CitizenshipPrinciple 21Principle 22Principle 23Principle 24Principle 25Principle 26Principle 27Principle 28Principle 29Principle 30Winds of changeThe power of oneCivil disobedience CHAPTER SEVEN: Practicing CitizenshipThe global citizen as hero for our timeAwarenessImagination and knowledgeA 35 percent solution and the game of global citizenshipThe basic building block of democracyThe Parkhill PulseThe city as microcosm of the global communityA Calgary Centre for Global CommunityThe genius of citizenship Chapter Eight: PrognosisYour choice Bibliography
Series Title: Global peace studies series.
Responsibility: Arthur Clark.


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