A theory of civilization (Heftet)

overcoming cultural violence

Serie: Publications from Transcend University Press 9


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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2014
Antall sider: 241
Forlag: Kolofon
Språk: Engelsk
Serienummer: 9
ISBN/EAN: 9788230005583
Kategori: Debatt og samfunn
Omtale A theory of civilization
In civilization theory there is a mainstream narrative:
Problem: There are culturally advanced and backward classes-regions
The advanced will advance further and the backward remain backward
Remedy: Backward classes-regions adopt advanced cultures and codes
If adoptive enough the West becomes the universal civilization

This book challenges that and argues an alternative narrative:
Problem: The dominant position of the Western civilization
Reduction of diversity leads to increased world vulnerability
Remedy: Dialogue of civilizations for mutual learning for all
If mutual enough a diverse-symbiotic-equitable global civilization

Johan Galtung, born 1930 in Oslo, Norway, lives in Spain, France, Japan and the USA, mainly engaged in mediation and research, founded TRANSCEND: A Network for Peace Development Environment in 1993, and was the first rector of Transcend Peace University from 2003.

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