All connected now: life in the first global civilization

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Perseus Books Group, 2001 - Political Science - 310 pages
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Going beyond the narrow economic focus common to most books about globalization, All Together Now describes four kinds of global change - economic, political, cultural, biological - all of which are now accelerating, driven by the increasing mobility of symbols, goods, people, and non-human life forms. Anderson describes how we are entering an "age of open systems" as systems of all kinds - organizations, nations, ecosystems - change in similar ways. Boundaries around systems are penetrated, challenged, renegotiated, relocated. Systems that were once relatively isolated develop new connections and linkages to other systems. Anderson argues that this globalizing world is radically "uncentralized" even though people and societies are richly interconnected. All Together Now shows how globalization is advanced even by anti-globalization movements, while global-scale problems such as climate change draw us together into the first global civilization.

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A very interesting book on globalization. I loved reading it, it was accessible and educational. Highly recommended! Read full review

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Prescient review of the effects and future consequences of globalization. If you're at all interested in one of the most influential forces shaping society today, pick it up. You'll learn a thing or ... Read full review

Contents

The Global Animal
19
The Meanings of the Twentieth Century
33
From Marketplaces to Placeless Markets
51
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About the author (2001)

Walter Truett Anderson is a political scientist, social psychologist, syndicated journalist and author of wide-ranging interests whose previous books include Evolution Isnít What It Used To Beand The Future of the Self. A resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, he works with a number of different organizations and currently serves as president of the World Academy of Art and Science.

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