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In Search of the Good Life

Hardback|Jan 2004
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Rebecca Todd Peters provides a helpful overview of the complicated contemporary debates about globalization. By engaging in a careful reading of the cacophony of views on globalization, she unearths four identifiable positions within these debates, each offering a different moral...


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Rebecca Todd Peters provides a helpful overview of the complicated contemporary debates about globalization. By engaging in a careful reading of the cacophony of views on globalization, she unearths four identifiable positions within these debates, each offering a different moral vision of the world. As she observes, policy debates about the direction that globalization should move are morally serious debates about what values humanity will choose as most significant in the post-Cold War world. In Search of the Good Life argues that our moral task is to ensure that globalization proceeds in ways that honor creation and life and that any theory of globalization ought to be grounded in values that emphasize a democratized understanding of power, encourage care for the planet, and promote people's social well-being. In Search of the Good Life is the winner of the 2003 Trinity Prize, awarded annually to a writer or scholar in the early stages of their career. Rebecca Todd Peter's book was
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In Search of the Good Life is the winner of the 2003 Trinity Prize, awarded annually to a writer or scholar in the early stages of their career. Rebecca Todd Peters' book was selected as the best scholarly, cross-disciplinary work to present a new perspec
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Rebecca Todd Peters

Peters is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Distinguished Emerging Scholar at Elon University. North Carolina. A

  • 1. A Cacophony Of Voices: Situating The Conversation; 2. The Ethics Of Globalization: Developing A Normative Christian Ethical Approach To Globalization; 3. Globalization As New World Order: Neoliberalism As The Reigning Economic Paradigm; 4. Globalization As Social Development: Reformation Attempts Of Social Equity Liberalism; 5. Globalization As Localization: Reconnecting To People And The Earth; 6. Globalization As Neo-colonialism: People's Movements Struggle For Global Solidarity; 7. The Good Life For Whom? Critiquing The Four Theories Of Globalization; 8. The Future Of Globalization: Seeking Pathways Of Transformation; Bibliography; Index

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