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Nakai Plateau vi Acknowledgments Conceptualizing, writing, editing and revising this book involved over four years of work. During that time the assistance, critiquing and encouragement of colleagues and family members have been essential.
David Brokensha, Elizabeth Colson, John Gay and David McDowell have not only critiqued the content of every chapter but also provided editorial comments and advice on writing style. Joseph Jorgensen would have done the same if not for his untimely death on 5 March Howe, Lee Talbot and Susan Wood provided advice during the early days of conceptualization.
Eliza, my wife of 60 years, provided necessary encouragement when the task grew too onerous, while daughters Eliza Scudder and Alice Thayer Scudder maintained interest and provided encouragement as the years went by. Son-in-law John Williamson spent hours listening to me and passed on relevant information.
I am especially indebted to Alex Pettifer, who was willing to take the risk and responsibility for publishing this work. My thanks go also to Jenny Wilcox and Elizabeth Clack. Lamm and Rob West. At Caltech, Victoria Mason helped edit and protected the manuscript as it grew, even taking it home with her for safe keeping.
I am a social and cultural anthropologist, unlike the large majority of other authors and scholars who have written on global topics.
They tend to be biologists, development practitioners, journalists and other social scientists who have seldom done detailed micro-studies of human populations, including on how they impact upon their environment, on how national and international development policies and globalization impact upon them and on how affected individuals, households and communities respond to those impacts.
My research and consulting have concentrated on micro-studies, the results of which, I believe, have major policy implications for all high- middle- and low-income countries.
Can We Have An Impact? Among social issues, poverty was listed as the most serious 57 per cent of responsesfollowed by globalization 49 per centcommunity unraveling 36 per centpopulation pressure 23 per centincreasing marginalization 1 2 Global threats, global futures 21 per cent and fundamentalism 19 per cent.
Among environmental issues, misuse of natural resources was named as the most critical 74 per cent and water scarcity and water pollution received the most emphasis.
In this book I will be discussing all of these issues and the global threats they involve. I am fascinated by how few experts anticipated the current global financial and economic crisis and by the inability of policy makers at national and international levels to cooperate in addressing that threat and other current threats such as global warming.
Even a small number of such threats, including those I discuss, can cause living standards to decline not just in poor societies but in all societies and nations. I also discuss the type of transformations which might slow the rate and magnitude of decline.
Whether or not quality of life can be maintained or even improved remains to be seen. The difference between living standards and quality of life is analogous to the difference between growth and development.
Definitions of living standards emphasize material comfort as measured by per capita income and Gross Domestic Product GDPwhich also are the usual indices for measuring growth.
They largely ignore the fact that the world in which we live does not have unlimited natural resources, the overuse of which already is a global threat to humanity. Overemphasis on per capita income plays down two other major threats: That said, readers should not conclude that growth is unimportant, for it is a key component of development and especially for the alleviation of global poverty.
Moreover, there is increasing evidence that such attributes as happiness and wellbeing are not dependent upon an ever-increasing living standard. I believe I provide a more realistic analysis of the implications of current trends than those presented in other books about our future. Some such books are written by what I call Global Boomers, such as global futurist Herman Kahn in the s and economist Jeffrey Sachs more recently.
Global Boomers foresee a better future with higher living standards lasting centuries. Introduction 3 The Ehrlichs and Diamond expect a decline in living standards if present trends continue, but still anticipate, unlike myself, a change for the better if their proposals are implemented.
I combine a number of global threats to living standards in three unprioritized but interrelated categories. These global threats are analyzed in the first three chapters.
The next three chapters focus on case studies of the United States, China and Zambia, to illustrate current situations in high- middle- and low-income countries.Term Paper. Analysis of the Enlightenment.
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