The World Ahead

Our Future in the Making

Federico Mayor and Jerome Binde

The World Ahead

Federico Mayor and Jerome Binde

Distributed for Zed Books

512 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5
Paper $59.95 ISBN: 9781856498753 Published June 2001 For sale in North and South America only

Part 1: Towards a New Social Contract
1. Population: Is a Tmie-Bomb Ticking?
2. The Scandal of Poverty and Exclusion
3. Humanizing the City
4. The Future of Urban Transport: Safer, Cleaner, Closer
5. Women Make the World Go Round
6. Winning the Fight Against Drugs: Education, Development and Purpose

Part 2: Towards a Natural Contract: Science, Development and the Environment
7. Developing with the Earth
8. The Advancing Desert
9. Is Water Running Out?
10. Will There be Food for Everybody?
11. Feeding the World: Are Biotechnologies the Answer?
12. Towards the Revolution of 'Energy Efficiency'

Part 3: Towards a Cultural Contract: From the Information Society to the Knowledge Society?
13. The New Technology Revolution: Information, Communication and Knowledge
14. What Future for Books and Reading?
15. An Endangered Heritage: Languages
16. Education at the Horizon 2020: With or Without Distance?

Part 4: Towards a New Ethical Contract
17. Will There be an 'African Miracle'?
18. The Divedends of Peace and Global Security
19. What Future for the United Nations System?
20. Towards a Culture of Peace

Conclusion: Towards an Ethics of Future

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