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    DescriptionA vivid description of the cultural, political, economic, and environmental changes that globalization will bring to our world. Going beyond the narrow economic focus common to most books about globalization, All Together Now describes four kinds of global change - economic, political, cultural, biological - all of which are now accelerating, driven by the increasing mobility of symbols, goods, people, and non-human life forms. Anderson describes how we are entering an "age of open systems" as systems of all kinds - organizations, nations, ecosystems - change in similar ways. Boundaries around systems are penetrated, challenged, renegotiated, relocated. Systems that were once relatively isolated develop new connections and linkages to other systems. Anderson argues that this globalizing world is radically "uncentralized" even though people and societies are richly interconnected. All Together Now shows how globalization is advanced even by anti-globalization movements, while global-scale problems such as climate change draw us together into the first global civilization.

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    All Connected Now
    Life in the First Global Civilization
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Walter Truett Anderson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    ISBN 13: 9780813339375
    ISBN 10: 0813339375

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    BIC E4L: SOC
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: JFFS
    DC21: 327
    BISAC V2.8: POL017000, HIS037070, POL011000
    Thema V1.0: GTQ
    The Perseus Books Group
    Imprint name
    Westview Press Inc
    Publication date
    19 November 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Boulder, CO
    Author Information
    Walter Truett Anderson is a political scientist and author of wide-ranging interests whose previous books include Reality Isn't What It Used To Be , Evolution Isn't What It Used To Be , and The Future of the Self . He is currently president of the World Academy of Art and Science and an associate editor and columnist with the Pacific News Service in San Francisco.