Summer Reading Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | July 22, 2014

Nick Harkaway: IMG The Florist-Assassins



The three men lit up in my mind's eye, with footnotes. They were converging on me — and on the object I was carrying — in a way that had... Continue »
  1. $18.87 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Tigerman

    Nick Harkaway 9780385352413

spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community

by

The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

*Sweeping survey of world history offering a new understanding of the key challenge of our time

*Offers a positive message of hope for a sustainable and just future and a practical strategy for getting there

In The Great Turning, David Korten argues that "Empire," the organization of society through hierarchy and violence has always resulted in misery for the many and fortune for the few, but now it threatens the very future of humanity as Empire has become unsustainable and destructive.

Korten traces the roots of Empire and charts the evolution of its instruments of control, from absolute monarchies to the multinational institutions of the global economy. He describes efforts to develop democratic alternatives to Empire, such as the founding of the United States and shows how elitists with an imperial agenda have undermined the "American experiment."

Empire is not inevitable, and we can turn away from it. Korten draws on evidence from evolutionary theory, developmental psychology, and religious teachings to show that a life-centered, egalitarian, sustainable, democratic "Earth Community" is possible.

Synopsis:

Legendary author David Korten (author of the international bestsellers When Corporations Rule the World and The Post-Corporate World, with more than 150,000 copies sold combined) addresses the threat of continued warfare to the future of humanity, appealing to the millions of concerned citizens searching for alternatives.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781609944254
Publisher:
Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Subject:
Political Science : Globalization
Author:
Korten, David C.
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
October 2007
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
408

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » General
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » General

The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details 408 pages Berrett-Koehler Publishers - English 9781609944254 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Legendary author David Korten (author of the international bestsellers When Corporations Rule the World and The Post-Corporate World, with more than 150,000 copies sold combined) addresses the threat of continued warfare to the future of humanity, appealing to the millions of concerned citizens searching for alternatives.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.