Global Village or Global Pillage? Rethinking Citizenship in a Corporate World

November 12-14, 1998

As national markets are deregulated and economic borders are erased, decisions as to how the earth's life-sustaining resources are preserved are passing to corporations and financial institutions concerned primarily with maximizing short-term profits. Amidst this bleak scenario, many citizen groups are reaching out to form alliances committed to addressing root causes of the growing crisis of globalization and an emergent social movements is coalescing around a common vision of a world of diverse cultures and just and sustainable communities living in balance with the natural world. Featuring keynote speaker David Korten, Parkland Institute's 2nd Annual Fall Conference analyzed these dynamics.

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