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When corporations rule the world

Author: David C Korten
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Berrett-Koehler Publishers ; Bloomfield, Conn. : Kumarian Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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In a well reasoned analysis, Korten exposes the harmful effects of economic globalisation, sets out the underlying causes of today's social, environmental and political crisis and outlines a strategy for creating localised economies.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David C Korten
ISBN: 1887208046 9781887208048
OCLC Number: 45618231
Description: xix, 384 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : deepening crisis, cause for hope --
Prologue : a personal journey ----
pt. I. Cowboys in a spaceship. From hope to crisis ---
End of the open frontier ---
The growth illusion ----
pt. II. Contest for sovereignty. Rise of corporate power in America ---
Assault of the corporate libertarians ---
Decline of democratic pluralism ---
Illusions of the cloud minders ----
pt. III. Corporate colonialism. Dreaming of global empires ---
Building elite consensus ---
Buying out democracy ---
Marketing the world ---
Eliminating the public interest ----
pt. IV. A rogue financial system. The money game ---
Predatory finance ---
Corporate cannibalism ---
Managed competition ---
No place for people ----
pt. V. Reclaiming our power. The ecological revolution ---
The good living ---
Agenda for change ----
pt. VI. From corporate rule to civil society. Making money, growing poorer ---
The living democracy movement ---
A civil society ---
Epilogue : a story for our time.
Responsibility: David C. Korten.
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