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Shaping Globalization


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Foreword by Paul H. Ray - Message by Dr Ernst Ulrich von Weizsacker - Threefolding, the language of the new tri-polar world - Whose word? Surveying the terrain of contention - The Battle of Seattle - The threats and opportunities of globalization - Elite globalization and the world power structure behind it - Civil society as a global countervailing force - Identity crisis - Co-optation, the ironic fruit of the Battle of Seattle? - the cultural nature of civil society - Testing the framework - Cultural power - Cultural creatives and the cultural revolution of the 21st century - Civil society and the threefolding of national and global social space - Example of Philippine Agenda 21 - Tri-sector partnerships at the United Nations, boon or bane? - The juggernaut of tri-sector partnerships - Civil Society and the beginning of history - Notes - Bibliography - About the author - About Cadi - About Globalnet3 - Afterword to the 2019 edition

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NICANOR PERLAS is an adviser, global activist, writer and speaker on artificial intelligence, globalization and spiritualized science. He has advised UN agencies, the Office of the President and Congress, as well as cities and towns undertaking large-scale social threefolding projects. He has headed global and national civil society networks that were responsible for stopping 12 nuclear power plants, banning 32 pesticide formulations and bringing about mainstream sustainable development, including organic farming in the Philippines. Perlas is a member of the Senate Task Force on Artificial Intelligence. For the global impact of his work, he has received the Right Livelihood Award (Alternative Nobel Prize), the Outstanding Filipino Award and UNEP'S Global 500 Award. He is the author of Humanity's Last Stand, The Challenge of Artificial Intelligence.


`Nicanor Perlas has written a brilliant exposition of a new viewpoint in social theory and practice, one that applies to all of us in our everyday lives.' - Paul H. Ray, author of The Cultural Creatives; `Nicanor Perlas lays out a framework that integrates the social, the ecological, and the spiritual in a simple and yet profound view of 21st century society.' - C. Otto Scharmer, author of Theory U

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