ERIC Number: ED191764
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Managing Global Problems.
Stanley, C. Maxwell
The book examines the historical background of and accomplishments in seven global problem areas. It is hypothesized that effective management within today's framework is the only way to progress toward the political and economic order that is necessary to assure peace and security, justice, and human rights, and to improve the quality of life. It is presented in three parts divided into 16 chapters. Part I is entitled "Today's Predicaments." Chapter 1 discusses the pace and scope of global change in recent decades and lists six factors affecting that change. Chapter 2 discusses the rule of law on a global basis and postulates that the use of management techniques can help resolve global problems. Part II focuses on global issues that must be addressed. Eight chapters present background and current information about peace and security, disarmament, world economic order, economic and social development, the resource/population balance, biosphere, and human rights. Each chapter defines the problem, outlines objectives, points out accomplishments and successful programs, states obstacles, suggests possible resolutions, and concludes with the posture of the United States. Part III consists of five chapters which discuss current and possible roles and opportunities for world organizations, nation-states, nongovernmental organizations, and the United States to take in resolving the problems. The final chapter calls for leadership. (CK)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Disarmament, Economic Development, Economics, Global Approach, Management Systems, Natural Resources, Peace, Physical Environment, Population Growth, Problem Solving, Social Change, World Problems
Stanley Foundation, 420 E. 3rd, Muscatine, IA 52761 ($12.50 cloth, $7.95 paper copy)
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Stanley Foundation, Muscatine, IA.