ERIC Number: ED195474
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Securing the Human: The Journey Toward World Law and Justice. The Whole Earth Papers, No. 14.
Mische, Patricia; And Others
The document contains a variety of papers that examine the linkages between local concerns and global concerns and explore alternative world futures. An introductory article, "Securing the Human," discusses how the world community needs to develop adequate means to deal with crimes against humans. These means include sound analysis, spiritual awareness, moral sanctions, early-warning systems, and strengthened legal and juridical systems. In another article entitled "The Human Image" the author points out that fundamentally important as justice may be, it is secondary to an absolute respect for the human person as an inviolate mystery. Further, a society is anti-human if it denies to a single human being the basic means to bare subsistence, plus the freedom which enables her or him to attain both the completion and goal of her or his life cycle. In the paper "Latin America and the National Security State," the author describes one form the National Security State can take. It is a very dangerous and oppressive form and it is not unique to Latin American countries. Some African and Asian countries are also experiencing it in their own variations. Another author, in "A Genocide Early Warning System," discusses how he tried to understand how human beings could have committed the terrible acts of the Holocaust. The developing field of serious scholarly study called world criminology is examined in "A World Order Approach to Criminology." The last two papers in the monograph discuss the topics of "The Coming of International Law and Order" and "UN Reform: The Task Ahead." (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Human Dignity, Humanization, International Law, Peace, Planning, Quality of Life, World Affairs
Global Education Associates, 552 Park Avenue, East Orange, NJ 07017 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Global Education Associates, East Orange, NJ.