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The Resource Globalisation for the common good, Kamran Mofid

Globalisation for the common good, Kamran Mofid

Label
Globalisation for the common good
Title
Globalisation for the common good
Statement of responsibility
Kamran Mofid
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Today, despite many significant achievements in science, technology, medicine, transportation and communications, and a vast increase in world trade, the globalised world economy is facing serious socio-economic, political, cultural and environmental problems, of potentially catastrophic proportions." "Despite numerous attempts to raise living standards through market economics and free trade, the dire poverty of billions of people and the widening gap between rich and poor, both within and between countries, point to the failure of these policies." "Consequently, we face global crises of inequality, injustice, poverty, marginalisation, exclusion and environmental degradation. There has also been a huge rise in crime, corruption and now terrorism. Economic and political failures have resulted in mass migrations across national borders, causing further problems of xenophobia, fear, mistrust, racism and intolerance which are threatening the fabric of societies all over the world." "So, what has gone wrong? The author, a professional economist, argues that the root of the problem lies in the way economics is taught, with its narrow focus on 'self-interest' and 'competition' as the sole motivating factors in economic activity. This ignores many important elements such as the common good and cooperation, which are essential for a prosperous and harmonious society." "Globalisation today is regarded by many as a means of securing for richer individuals, corporations and nations an ever larger slice of the wealth produced, polluting the environment in their greedy pursuit of more, and locking billions into hopeless poverty. The author argues that, with different values, it is possible for everyone to have a fair share of the benefits of globalisation and sets out an alternative economic model with a firm theological, spiritual and ethical foundation."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mofid, Kamran
Index
index present
LC call number
HF1418.5
LC item number
.M64 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • International economic integration
  • Globalization
  • Globalization
  • Globalization
  • Globalization
  • Free trade
  • Free trade
  • Free trade
  • Common good
Target audience
specialized
Label
Globalisation for the common good, Kamran Mofid
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 103-106) 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
Introduction -- What Economics Was, What Economics Is: A Journey from Promised Land to Wasteland -- Poverty, Inequality, Injustice, Marginalisation and Exclusion: The Main Ingredients of Wasteland -- Common Good, Solidarity, Justice, Love, Faith and Hope: The Main Ingredients of the Promised Land : Promised Land -- Economics as Theology -- A Catholic Perspective on Justice Theory -- A Perspective on the Social Teachings of the Catholic Church -- Promised Land Revisited: A Philosophy for a Progressive and Just Society -- Common Problems and Crises: Common Front and Common Hope -- An Interreligious Perspective
Control code
50035264
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xv, 110 pages
Isbn
9780856831959
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2002405665
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Globalisation for the common good, Kamran Mofid
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 103-106) 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
Introduction -- What Economics Was, What Economics Is: A Journey from Promised Land to Wasteland -- Poverty, Inequality, Injustice, Marginalisation and Exclusion: The Main Ingredients of Wasteland -- Common Good, Solidarity, Justice, Love, Faith and Hope: The Main Ingredients of the Promised Land : Promised Land -- Economics as Theology -- A Catholic Perspective on Justice Theory -- A Perspective on the Social Teachings of the Catholic Church -- Promised Land Revisited: A Philosophy for a Progressive and Just Society -- Common Problems and Crises: Common Front and Common Hope -- An Interreligious Perspective
Control code
50035264
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xv, 110 pages
Isbn
9780856831959
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2002405665
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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