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ERIC Number: ED109015
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun-2
Pages: 10
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Reference Count: 0
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The Next 25 Years: Crises and Challenges.
Amara, Roy
Within the next 25 years each major world problem will continue to grow and challenge the finest minds for equitable solutions. Yet the core world issue, from which most other problems stem, is the maintenance of an equitable and dynamic equilibrium between world populations and world resources. We are faced with a set of challenges stemming from relatively shrinking resources, growing pressures for redistribution of wealth and income, and the growing likelihood of the use of nuclear weapons to remedy perceived inequalities. The solution to the present disequilibrium requires transformations in individual perceptions, cognitive capabilities, and participative processes. The principal actors in the quest for solution will not be nation-states but groups of nations categorized according to the amount of world resources to which they have access. Those nations that have some access to resources but not enough to sustain themselves will have the greatest incentives for cooperation and interdependent behavior. As a group they are in the best position to act as intermediaries between the more powerful independent nation-states and the most underdeveloped dependent countries. (Author/DE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Plenary Session of the General Assembly of the World Future Society (2nd, Washington, D.C., June 1975)