ERIC Number: ED155092
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
The Third Try at World Order: U.S. Policy for an Interdependent World.
The booklet discusses America's changing role in world affairs. The ideas, concepts, and theories were developed by participants in a workshop on American leadership held at the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies in August, 1976. The document is presented in ten chapters. The first chapter identifies new cooperative attitudes as the basis for the third try at world order. Reasons are offered for the failure of the first try, the League of Nations, and the second try, the United Nations. Chapter II characterizes the modern world as a leaderless entity which is no longer managed from Washington, and is not managed from anywhere else. Chapter III examines international interdependence in technology, economics, politics, and morals. Chapter IV outlines attitudes toward interdependence in third world nations and in the United States, followed by a call to Americans to translate interdependence into an agenda for action in Chapter V. This action agenda, discussed in chapters VI through IX, consists of moderating weapons races; staying inside ecological limits; handling international problems; and coping effectively with interdependence within the United States. The final chapter examines attitude changes in the United States toward consumerism, family planning, the status of women, and environmental protection. The conclusion is that the third try at world order may succeed where previous attempts have failed because of more advanced technology, an increased awareness of the need for restraint, and a new sense of economic and technological cooperation. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Citizenship Responsibility, Communications, Cooperative Planning, Cultural Pluralism, Decision Making, Developing Nations, Foreign Policy, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Government Role, Human Dignity, International Organizations, International Relations, Leadership Responsibility, Nuclear Warfare, Policy Formation, Political Influences, Political Power, Poverty, Technological Advancement, Theories, World Affairs, World Problems
Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies, Publishing Program Office, P.O. Box 1652, Palo Alto, California 94302 ($3.95, paper cover)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Aspen Inst. for Humanistic Studies, New York, NY.; World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, PA.
Identifiers - Location: United States