First published in 1997, Living in the Global Society reflects on the fundamental concept of global economy as the driving force for development, and examines how ethical values can direct this towards the welfare of humankind in a future where peace will reign.
The contributions stem from an international conference held in Rome on ‘Economic Growth, for What Kind of Future?’. The book examines four main themes: development and underdevelopment; globalization in the fields of economics, finance, trade, migration and culture; the shape of the world to come through management of resources and goods; and finally the challenge of globalization moving from fragmentation towards social growth based on cooperation and integration. It is suggested that only a civil society that is also developed at an international level can provide the basis for a true global democracy and true peace. This book asks, how far are we along the path towards its creation?
1. Giving Economic Globalisation a Human Meaning. Roberto Papini. 2. A New International Monetary Order. Tancredi Bianchi. 3. Living in the Global Society: Economic Strategies and Institutions. Michel Camdessus. Part 1. Development or Underdevelopment. 4. The Impact of Culture on Development. Louis Baeck. 5. Development, Inequality, Social Exclusion. Giovanni Sarpellon. 6. Development and Underdevelopment in Latin America. Enrique Pérez Olivares. 7. Development in Asia: A View from Below. Orlando B. Quevedo, o.m.i. 8. Economic Invasion and Its Effects on Asian Cultures. Henry D.Souza. 9. African Strategies in the Emerging Gobal, Political and Economic Equilibrium. Adebayo Adedeji. 10. North-South Reations in the Statements of the European Catholic Bishops. Amédée Grab. 11. The Church for a Human Economy, the Basis of Peace. Sergio Bernal Restrepo, s.j. Part 2. Economic Globalisation: New Regionalism and Marginalisation. 12. Freedom of Trade, Globalisation and Economic Interdependence: Factors for Progress and Strengthening of World Peace. Renato Ruggiero. 13. Economic Globalisation and the Developing Countries. Apostolis Condos and Hartwig de Haen. 14. The Financialisation of the World and the Risks of Not Making Sense. Paul H. Dembinski. 15. Globalisation or Exclusion? An Historic Challenge for Europe and the Post-Communist Countries. Iván Szabó. 16. Globalisation of the Economy, Dualisation of Society and the Rise in Unemployment and Poverty. Carlos Luis Custer. 17. Migration: the Advent of a New World? Wilhelm Albeda. 18. Globalisation and the Italian Economy. Luigi Abete. 19. An Economy that Avoids Exclusion. Luiz Demétrio Valentini. Part 3. What Kind of International Political and Economic Equilibrium? 20. Globalisation Processes and Economic Democracy: The Role of Europe. Lorenzo Caselli. 21. Globalisation as Specificity of Post-Industrial Economies: Econoic Implications and Ethical Options. Stefano Zamagni. 22. Globalisation and Value Systems. R.F.M. Lubbers. 23. Co-operation, International Institutions and Globalisation. Luigi Paganetto. 24. Economic Growth or Human Development? An Economy at the Service of Humankind. Gregorio Rosa Chávez. Part 4. Ideas for a Debate: Towards Co-operative Competition. 25. Co-operative Competition is Possible. Vittorio Merloni. 26. Ethical Signposts for a New World Economic Order. Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya. 27. Beyond the Myth of Competitiveness: Disarming the Economy for a New World Social Contract. Riccardo Petrella. 28. Co-operative Competition or Competitive Co-operation? William F. Ryan, s.j. 29. The Community: Towards Competition and Co-operation. Robert Royal. Part 5. Conclusions. 30. Some Final Conclusions. Antonio Fazio. 31. Governing Globalisation: Ideas from a Conference. Roberto Papini, Antonio Pavan, Stefano Zamagni.