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The Resource When corporations rule the world, David C. Korten

When corporations rule the world, David C. Korten

Label
When corporations rule the world
Title
When corporations rule the world
Statement of responsibility
David C. Korten
Title variation
Corporations rule the world
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Growing Numbers of thoughtful business executives are joining social activists in a shared concern that the emerging global system of business has become a serious threat to long-term human interests. This controversial book goes beyond the prevailing conventional wisdom to address the often neglected issues of modern corporate power. In a well-reasoned, extensively researched analysis, David Korten exposes the harmful effects of economic globalization; sets out the underlying causes of today's social, economic, environmental, and political crises; and outlines a strategy for creating localized economics that empower people and communities within a system of global cooperation. In When Corporations Rule the World, Korten shows how the convergence of ideological, political, and technological forces is leading to an ever-greater concentration of economic and political power in a handful of corporations and financial institutions, separating their interests from the human interest, and leaving the market system blind to all but its own short term financial gains. Korten documents the devastating human and environmental consequences of the successful efforts of corporations to reconstruct values and institutions everywhere to serve narrow financial ends. He explains why human survival depends on a community-based, life-centered alternative beyond the outmoded strictures of communism and capitalism, and suggests specific steps to achieve it. Literate and authoritative, When Corporations Rule the World is insightful reading for business people, activists, and ordinary citizens who want to restore the balance of power in the world
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Korten, David C
Dewey number
322/.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD2326
LC item number
.K647 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Kumarian Press books for a world that works
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Corporations
  • Industries
  • Industrialization
  • Big business
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Business and politics
  • International business enterprises
  • International economic relations
  • Sustainable development
  • Unternehmen
  • Entreprises
  • Industrie
  • Industrialisation
  • Grandes entreprises
  • Pouvoir (Sciences sociales)
  • Affaires et politique
  • Entreprises multinationales
  • Relations économiques internationales
  • Développement durable
  • Big business
  • Business and politics
  • Corporations
  • Industrialization
  • Industries
  • International business enterprises
  • International economic relations
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Sustainable development
  • Internationale ondernemingen
  • Internationale economie
  • Duurzame ontwikkeling
  • Industrialisatie
Label
When corporations rule the world, David C. Korten
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-359) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Cowboys in a spaceship -- From hope to crisis -- End of the open frontier -- The growth illusion -- II. Contest for sovereignty -- Rise of corporate power in America -- Assault of the corporate libertarians -- Decline of democratic pluralism -- Illusions of the cloud minders -- III. Corporate colonialism -- Dreaming of global empires -- Building elite consensus -- Buying out democracy -- Marketing the world -- Adjusting the poor -- Guaranteeing corporate rights -- IV. A rogue financial system -- The money game -- Predatory finance -- Corporate cannibalism -- Managed competition -- V. No place for people -- Race to the bottom -- The end of inefficiency -- People with no place -- VI. Reclaiming our power -- The ecological revolution -- Good living -- An awakened civil society -- Agenda for change -- Epilogue: A choice for life -- Appendix: The people's Earth declaration: a proactive agenda for the future
Control code
ocm32508180
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 374 pages
Isbn
9781887208000
Lccn
95018853
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • ZBWT00643881
  • pot40102135
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o32508180
  • (OCoLC)32508180
Label
When corporations rule the world, David C. Korten
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-359) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Cowboys in a spaceship -- From hope to crisis -- End of the open frontier -- The growth illusion -- II. Contest for sovereignty -- Rise of corporate power in America -- Assault of the corporate libertarians -- Decline of democratic pluralism -- Illusions of the cloud minders -- III. Corporate colonialism -- Dreaming of global empires -- Building elite consensus -- Buying out democracy -- Marketing the world -- Adjusting the poor -- Guaranteeing corporate rights -- IV. A rogue financial system -- The money game -- Predatory finance -- Corporate cannibalism -- Managed competition -- V. No place for people -- Race to the bottom -- The end of inefficiency -- People with no place -- VI. Reclaiming our power -- The ecological revolution -- Good living -- An awakened civil society -- Agenda for change -- Epilogue: A choice for life -- Appendix: The people's Earth declaration: a proactive agenda for the future
Control code
ocm32508180
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 374 pages
Isbn
9781887208000
Lccn
95018853
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • ZBWT00643881
  • pot40102135
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o32508180
  • (OCoLC)32508180

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