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Author Schafer, D. Paul.

Title Revolution or renaissance : making the transition from an economic age to a cultural age / D. Paul Schafer
Published Ottawa : University of Ottawa Press, 2008 [that is, 2012?]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Governance series ; 16
Governance series (Ottawa, Ont. : Online) ; 16
Contents Origins of the economic age -- Evolution of the economic age -- Mechanics of the economic age -- Assessment of the economic age -- Signs of a cultural age -- Foundations for a cultural age -- Priorities for a cultural age -- Flourishing of a cultural age
Summary "In Revolution or Renaissance, D. Paul Schafer subjects two of the most powerful forces in the world - economics and culture - to a detailed and historically sensitive analysis. He argues that the economic age has produced a great deal of wealth and unleashed tremendous productive power; however, it is not capable of coming to grips with the problems threatening human and non-human life on this planet. After tracing the evolution of the economic age from the publication of Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations in 1776 to the present, he turns his attention to culture, examining it both as a concept and as a reality. What emerges is a portrait of the world system of the future where culture is the central focus of development. According to Schafer, making the transition from an economic age to a cultural age is imperative if global harmony, environmental sustainability, economic viability, and human well-being are to be achieved."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Culture -- Forecasting.
Economics -- History.
Environmental protection -- Forecasting.
Human ecology -- Forecasting.
Sustainable development -- Forecasting.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0776617737