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The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community

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*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.

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Kortens classic bestseller ""When Corporations Rule the World"" outlined the destructive and oppressive nature of the global corporate economy. In this work, he argues that corporate consolidation of power is merely one manifestation of what he calls Empire--the organization of society through hierarchy and violence.

Synopsis:

David Korten's classic bestseller When Corporations Rule the World was one of the first books to articulate the destructive and oppressive nature of the global corporate economy. In The Great Turning he 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 traces the evolution of Empire from ancient times to the present day but also tells the parallel story of the attempt to develop a democratic alternative to Empire. Finally, Korten draws on evidence from varied sources to make the case that Earth Community--a life-centered, egalitarian, sustainable alternative to Empire based on democratic principles of partnership--is indeed possible. And he outlines a grassroots strategy for beginning the momentous turning toward a future of as-yet unrealized human potential.

Synopsis:

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. Now, he shows that the problem runs deeper than corporate domination — with far greater consequences.

Korten argues that global corporate consolidation of power is but one manifestation of what he calls "" Empire"" — the organization of society by hierarchies of dominance that have held sway for the past 5,000 years. Empire has always resulted in misery for the many and fortune for the few. Now it threatens the very future of humanity. ""The Great Turning"" traces the ancient roots of Empire and charts its long evolution from monarchies to the transnational institutions of the global economy.

Empire is not inevitable, not the natural order of things. 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. He details a practical strategy for advancing a turning toward a future of as-yet-unrealized human potential.

Synopsis:

The threat of continued warfare to the future of humanity has become dire. The Great Turning explores that threat in detail and provides an equally detailed plan for meeting - and overcoming - it. Written in the author's trademark clear, compelling style, this timely book uncovers the roots of Empire in ancient Athens and charts the long transition from the institutions of monarchy to those of the global economy as the favored instruments of imperialism. Korten then discusses the promise of early America as a democracy dedicated to spreading liberty and freedom - and the failure of the American experiment through the contemporary takeover of the U.S. government by corporate plutocrats, religious theocrats, and neoconservative militarists in pursuit of naked imperial ambition. Korten draws on sources as varied as evolution, developmental psychology, and the wisdom of religious mystics to make the case for Earth Community - a people-centered, community-based future.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781887208086
Author:
Korten, David C
Publisher:
Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Author:
Korten, David C.
Subject:
Sociology - Social Theory
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
CourseSmart Subject Description
Subject:
CURRENT AFFAIRS, SOCIAL & ECONOMIC JUSTICE, GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY, BEST SELLERS, ETHICS
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
BK Currents (Hardcover)
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
402
Dimensions:
9.20x6.34x.88 in. 1.31 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by ,
Kortens classic bestseller ""When Corporations Rule the World"" outlined the destructive and oppressive nature of the global corporate economy. In this work, he argues that corporate consolidation of power is merely one manifestation of what he calls Empire--the organization of society through hierarchy and violence.
"Synopsis" by , David Korten's classic bestseller When Corporations Rule the World was one of the first books to articulate the destructive and oppressive nature of the global corporate economy. In The Great Turning he 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 traces the evolution of Empire from ancient times to the present day but also tells the parallel story of the attempt to develop a democratic alternative to Empire. Finally, Korten draws on evidence from varied sources to make the case that Earth Community--a life-centered, egalitarian, sustainable alternative to Empire based on democratic principles of partnership--is indeed possible. And he outlines a grassroots strategy for beginning the momentous turning toward a future of as-yet unrealized human potential.
"Synopsis" by ,
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. Now, he shows that the problem runs deeper than corporate domination — with far greater consequences.

Korten argues that global corporate consolidation of power is but one manifestation of what he calls "" Empire"" — the organization of society by hierarchies of dominance that have held sway for the past 5,000 years. Empire has always resulted in misery for the many and fortune for the few. Now it threatens the very future of humanity. ""The Great Turning"" traces the ancient roots of Empire and charts its long evolution from monarchies to the transnational institutions of the global economy.

Empire is not inevitable, not the natural order of things. 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. He details a practical strategy for advancing a turning toward a future of as-yet-unrealized human potential.

"Synopsis" by , The threat of continued warfare to the future of humanity has become dire. The Great Turning explores that threat in detail and provides an equally detailed plan for meeting - and overcoming - it. Written in the author's trademark clear, compelling style, this timely book uncovers the roots of Empire in ancient Athens and charts the long transition from the institutions of monarchy to those of the global economy as the favored instruments of imperialism. Korten then discusses the promise of early America as a democracy dedicated to spreading liberty and freedom - and the failure of the American experiment through the contemporary takeover of the U.S. government by corporate plutocrats, religious theocrats, and neoconservative militarists in pursuit of naked imperial ambition. Korten draws on sources as varied as evolution, developmental psychology, and the wisdom of religious mystics to make the case for Earth Community - a people-centered, community-based future.
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