When Corporations Rule the World

When Corporations Rule the World

Illustrates the harmful effects of globalization on politics, society, and the environment, profiling the "transnational corporation" and warning readers that once-beneficial companies have become dangerously powerful.

Author: David C. Korten

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1887208046

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 396

Illustrates the harmful effects of globalization on politics, society, and the environment, profiling the "transnational corporation" and warning readers that once-beneficial companies have become dangerously powerful.
Categories: Business & Economics

When Corporations Rule the World

When Corporations Rule the World

Squarely addressing the controverial issue of modern corporate power, this book explains how economic globalization has concentrated the power to govern in global corporations and financial markets, detaching them from the human interest.

Author: David C. Korten

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1887208011

Category: Big business

Page: 374

View: 737

Addresses the issue of modern corporate power, exposing the harmful effects gobalization is having not only on economics, but also on politics, society and the environment
Categories: Big business

When Corporations Rule the World

When Corporations Rule the World

Offering a hopeful vision, Korten lays out the transformative impact adopting this story will have on every aspect of human life and society.

Author: David C. Korten

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Pub

ISBN: 1626562873

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 413

View: 128

We humans live by stories, says David Korten, and the stories that now govern our society set us on a path to certain self-destruction. In this profound new book, Korten shares the results of his search for a story that reflects the fullness of human knowledge and understanding and provides a guide to action adequate to the needs of our time. Korten calls our current story Sacred Money and Markets. Money, it tells us, is the measure of all worth and the source of all happiness. Earth is simply a source of raw materials. Inequality and environmental destruction are unfortunate but unavoidable. Although many recognize that this story promotes bad ethics, bad science, and bad economics, it will remain our guiding story until replaced by one that aligns with our deepest understanding of the universe and our relationship to it. To guide our path to a viable human future, Korten offers a Sacred Life and Living Earth story grounded in a cosmology that affirms we are living beings born of a living Earth itself born of a living universe. Our health and well-being depend on an economy that works in partnership with the processes by which Earth's community of life maintains the conditions of its own existence—and ours. Offering a hopeful vision, Korten lays out the transformative impact adopting this story will have on every aspect of human life and society.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Post Corporate World

The Post Corporate World

This work investigates the growing gap between the promises of new global capitalism and the reality of insecurity, inequality, social breakdown, spiritual emptiness and environmental destruction.

Author: David C. Korten

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1605093963

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 490

This work investigates the growing gap between the promises of new global capitalism and the reality of insecurity, inequality, social breakdown, spiritual emptiness and environmental destruction. It looks at what went wrong and offers solutions based on examples from new biology.
Categories: Business & Economics

Corporate Responsibility and Human Rights

Corporate Responsibility and Human Rights

Considering the above developments, if the human rights of individuals and
groups are to be protected from corporate power ... See excerpts in David C.
Korten, When Corporations Rule the World, 2nd Ed. (Kumarian/Barrett-Koehler,
2001), p.

Author: Jide James-Eluyode

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498566650

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

View: 271

In Corporate Responsibility and Human Rights, Jide James-Eluyode provides a comprehensive analysis of critical human rights developments and topical issues and trends in corporate social responsibility practices. James-Eluyode examines how corporate entities fulfill their responsibility to respect human rights in general and indigenous peoples’ rights in particular. Given the momentous impact of corporate projects and recent developments in the area of international human rights, James-Eluyode contends that the establishment of a universally-binding, corporate code of conduct is inescapable, and concludes that respect for human rights by corporations is not simply a discretionary moral or binding legal matter but a bottom-line issue.
Categories: Social Science

Pulse

Pulse

427 “dictated rules for issuing stock”: Richard L. Grossman and Frank T. Adams,
Taking Care of Business: Citizenship and the Charter of ... 427 “Corporations
have been enthroned”: Quoted in Korten, When Corporations Rule the World, p.
64.

Author: Robert Frenay

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429934909

Category: Nature

Page: 576

View: 169

Pulse is not about dance music, not about heart rates—and not about electromagnetic fields. What it does describe is a sea change in human affairs, a vast and fundamental shift that is about to transform every aspect of our lives. Written in lively prose for lay readers, Pulse shows how ideas that have shaped Western science, industry, and culture for centuries are being displaced by the rapid and dramatic rise of a "new biology"—by human systems and machines that work like living things. In Pulse, Robert Frenay details the coming world of • emotional computers • ships that swim like fish • hard, soft, and wet artificial life • money that mimics the energy flows in nature • evolution at warp speed And these are not blue-sky dreams. By using hundreds of vivid and concrete examples of cutting-edge work, Frenay showcases the brilliant innovations and often colorful personalities now giving birth to a radical new future. Along the way, he also offers thoughtful conclusions on the promises—and dangers—of our transformation to the next great phase of "human cultural evolution."
Categories: Nature

Environmental Virtue Ethics

Environmental Virtue Ethics

Korten, When Corporations Rule the World, 35. 11. Mia MacDonald with Danielle
Nierenberg, "Linking Population, Women, and Biodiversity," in State of the World
2003, ed. Linda Starke (New York: W. W. Norton, 2003), 43. 1 2. Korten, When ...

Author: Ronald D. Sandler

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742533905

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

View: 303

There is one certainty regarding the human relationship with nature-there is no getting away from it. But while a relationship with nature is a given, the nature of that relationship is not. Environmental ethics is the attempt to determine how we ought and ought not relate to the natural environment. A complete environmental ethic requires both an ethic of action and an ethic of character. Environmental virtue ethics is the area of environmental ethics concerned with character. It has been an underappreciated and underdeveloped aspect of environmental ethics-until now. The selections in this collection, consisting of ten original and four reprinted essays by leading scholars in the field, discuss the role that virtue and character have traditional played in environmental discourse, and reflect upon the role that it should play in the future. The selections also discuss the substantive content of the environmental virtues and vices, and apply them to concrete environmental issues and problems. This collection establishes the indispensability of environmental virtue ethics to environmental ethics. It also enhances the breadth and quality of the ongoing discussion of environmental virtue and vice and the role they should play in an adequate environmental ethic.
Categories: Philosophy

Plantation Earth

Plantation Earth

individual rights was construed to include corporations, giving corporations,
which are artificial entities and concentrations of financial power, even more
power. This ruling ... David C Korten, in when corporations rule the world. Let's
see if I can ...

Author: Moriah Saul

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781412006118

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 113

View: 435

This book is dedicated to the Constitution of the United States, and to the constitutionality of money in America, and to the intrinsic value of labor, the most valuable and truly intrinsic item in existence in our world. The only true value of money is its necessity to divide the fruits of labor in our modern system of barter; therefore labor is not only above capitol, it is above all other things of value in our world. And this opinion was shared by Abraham Lincoln as well as others,and the thought should be considered by all people, who can form their own opinion on the value of labor and the value of money, and which one deserves the higher consideration. Money is a yoke and those who control it control those who wear its yoke. "In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. There is no safe store of value." Allen Greenspan. The enormous differences between fiat unsecured paper currencies and the required intrinsic currency system of the United States Constitution is examined and discussed in depth. The Constitution is quoted, and it plainly states "that No State shall make anything other than gold or silver a legal tender in payment of debts," and yet all of the American States are today operating on a fiat unsecured currency system. This book encourages each and every reader to do some research and see if in their own opinion they agree with the one that I have formed, that the States are in non compliance with our Constitution on this issue. I firmly believe that the Constitution of the United States should be taught in all public schools. That historical content and background, and the writings of the founding fathers should be taught in all schools, as the well the iniquities of the past that brought the Constitution of the United States into existence. I believe that it would be a definite advantage to all children to learn of their rights from the first Government agency with which they have dealings in life. Adhesion Contract: "Standardized contract form offered to consumers of goods and services on essentially 'take it or leave it' bases without affording consumers realistic opportunity to bargain and under such conditions that consumer can not obtain desired product or services except acquiescing in form contract. Distinctive feature of adhesion contract is that weaker party has no realistic choice as to its terms." Blacks Law Dictionary, Sixth edition. There are also other constitutional issues brought forward as food for thought, for the purpose of encouraging discussion. And with that said I will refer people to the opinion of Thomas Jefferson. "Let no more people be heard of confidence in men, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution." Thomas Jefferson.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Great Turning

The Great Turning

Written in the author's trademark clear, compelling style, this timely book uncovers the roots of Empire in ancient Athens and charts the long transition from the institutions of monarchy to those of the global economy as the favored ...

Author: David C. Korten

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1576755398

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

View: 196

David Korten’s classic bestseller When Corporations Rule the World was one of the first books to articulate the destructive and oppressive nature of the global corporate economy. In The Great Turning he argues that corporate consolidation of power is merely one manifestation of what he calls “Empire”: the organization of society through hierarchy and violence that has largely held sway for the past 5,000 years. The Great Turning traces the evolution of Empire from ancient times to the present day but also tells the parallel story of the attempt to develop a democratic alternative to Empire, beginning in Athens and continuing with the founding of the United States of America—although elitists with an imperial agenda have consistently sought to undermine the bold and inspiring “American experiment.” Finally, Korten draws on evidence from sources as varied as evolutionary theory, developmental psychology, and religious teachings to make the case that “Earth Community”—a life-centered, egalitarian, sustainable alternative to Empire based on democratic principles of partnership—is indeed possible. And he outlines a grassroots strategy for beginning the momentous turning toward a future of as-yet-unrealized human potential.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Changing Face of Globalization

The Changing Face of Globalization

Democratizing the Global Economy . Monroe : Common Courage Press , pp . 145
– 55 . - 2001b . " A Fete for the End of the End of History " www . nologo . org .
Korten , D . 1995 . When Corporations Rule the World . London : Earthscan .

Author: Samir Dasgupta

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761932917

Category: Political Science

Page: 332

View: 804

Evaluating the impact of globalization on issues like altruism, empowerment of women, crime and violence, culture, area studies, economy and production, and the sociology of humanity, this book makes the ethical and moral aspects of globalization its main concerns. The complexities of the globalization process in the developing world are explored - the debate between globalization and localization; between indigenization and hybridization; between equalization and inequalization. The contributors also examines the consequences for transitional economies in their interactions with multinational corporations and the rise of the anti-globalization movement in the past decade.
Categories: Political Science

Multinationals and Corporate Social Responsibility

Multinationals and Corporate Social Responsibility

Korten, D., When Corporations Rule the World (London: Earthscan Publications
1995). Lange, D. and Born, G. (eds.), The Extraterritorial Application of National
Laws (Deventer: ICC/Kluwer, 1987). Lauterpacht, H., 'Sovereignty over ...

Author: Jennifer A. Zerk

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139459853

Category: Law

Page:

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The 'corporate social responsibility' ('CSR') movement has been described as one of the most important social movements of our time. This book looks at what the CSR movement means for multinationals, for states and for international law. International law is often criticized for being too 'state-centred', and ill-equipped to deal with the challenges of globalization. However, drawing from many and varied examples of state, NGO and corporate practice, this 2006 book argues that, while international law has its limitations, it presents more opportunities for the CSR regulation of multinationals than many people assume. The main obstacles to better regulation are, therefore, not legal, but political.
Categories: Law

Global Governance and the Quest for Justice Volume II

Global Governance and the Quest for Justice   Volume II

Corporate Governance Sorcha MacLeod ... N THIS CHAPTER, I address issues
of corporate governance from the perspective of constitutional law. To many, this
will ... 2 See, eg DC Korten, When Corporations Rule the World 2. Corporate ...

Author: Sorcha MacLeod

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781847312884

Category: Law

Page: 276

View: 388

This book - one in the four-volume set, Global Governance and the Quest for Justice - focuses on the role of corporations in an increasingly globalised world. Against the backcloth of perceived abuse of corporate power - alleged violations of human rights, degradation of the environment, abuse of labour, Enron-style financial scandals, and the like - the chapters in this collection examine the nature and function of the corporation as well as the way in which we should understand corporate governance and the power of transnational corporations. Central to the question is the issue of accountability, as well as the questions of social and environmental responsibility - here the authors ask whether corporations should be more accountable relative to the broader public interest, and suggest that public law approaches to accountability may offer a way forward. Consideration is also given to the most appropriate regulatory locus (local, regional, or international) and the most effective form of response to the deficit in corporate responsibility and the abuse of corporate power. For example, are transnational corporations most effectively regulated internationally (e.g., by the United Nations), regionally (e.g., by the EU or NAFTA) or locally (e.g., through stringent reporting requirements and implementation of triple bottom line standards)?
Categories: Law

The World through Soccer

The World through Soccer

These days, ethics is a term that is on everyone's lips, from soccer's governing
body FIFA to military, corporate, and religious officials. ... In an age “when
corporations rule the world,” to use the colorful phrase from David Korten's 1995
book,2 is ...

Author: Tamir Bar-On

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442234741

Category: Political Science

Page: 332

View: 212

The world’s most popular sport, soccer is a global and cultural phenomenon. The television audience for the 2010 World Cup included nearly half of the world’s population, with viewers in nearly every country. As a reflection of soccer’s significance, the sport impacts countless aspects of the world’s culture, from politics and religion to business and the arts. In The World through Soccer: The Cultural Impact of a Global Sport, Tamir Bar-On utilizes soccer to provide insights into worldwide politics, religion, ethics, marketing, business, leadership, philosophy, and the arts. Bar-On examines the ways in which soccer influences and reflects these aspects of society, and vice versa. Each chapter features representative players, providing specific examples of how soccer comments on and informs our lives. These players—selected from a wide array of eras, countries, and backgrounds—include Diego Maradona, Pelé, Hugo Sánchez, Cha Bum-Kun, Roger Milla, José Luis Chilavert, Zinedine Zidane, Paolo Maldini, Cristiano Ronaldo, Xavi, Neymar, Clint Dempsey, Mia Hamm, and many others. Employing a unique lens to view a variety of topics, The World through Soccer reveals the sport’s profound cultural impact. Combining philosophical, popular, and academic insights about our world, this book is aimed at both soccer fans and academics, offering readers a new perspective into a sport that affects millions.
Categories: Political Science

At Home in the World

At Home in the World

Taking David Korten's book When Corporations Rule the World as its point of
departure , the group castigated the evils of big business even as it promoted the
virtues of local initiative , ecoresponsibility , and a more sensible , small - scale ...

Author: Timothy Brennan

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674050312

Category: Social Science

Page: 369

View: 509

The concept of global cultures such as postcolonial, hybrid, nationalism, and cosmopolitanism are common. This book aims to expose the drama played out under the guise of globalism and to present a critique of cosomopolitanism, while exploring forces acting against globalism.
Categories: Social Science

From Naked Ape to Superspecies

From Naked Ape to Superspecies

Beacon Press, 1997), For the Common Good, with John Cobb (Boston: Beacon
Press, 1989), Valuing the Earth, ... Pages 234–35: David Korten's books, When
Corporations Rule the World (New York: Kumarian Press, 1995) and The ...

Author: David Suzuki

Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781926685199

Category: Science

Page: 406

View: 896

For millennia, we lived in harmony with the Earth, taking only what we required to survive. But in just the past few centuries, we have used our powers to satisfy our obsession with consumption and new technology, without regard for the consequences. And in doing so, we have exploited our surroundings on an unprecedented scale. In this revised and updated edition of From Naked Ape to Superspecies, David Suzuki and Holly Dressel lucidly describe how we have evolved beyond our needs, trampling other species, believing that we can make the Earth work the way we want it to. And they introduce us to the people who are fighting back, those who are resisting the inexorable advance of the "global economy" juggernaut, the people whose voices are difficult to hear over the din of corporate public relations machines. We learn about how human arrogance—demonstrated by our disregard for the small and microscopic species that constitute the Earth’s engine and our reckless use of technological inventions like powerful herbicides or genetically engineered crops—is threatening the health of our children and the safety of our food supply.
Categories: Science

Universities and Corporate Universities

Universities and Corporate Universities

The Higher Learning Industry in Global Society Peter Jarvis ... Prentice Hall,
Englewood Cliffs, NJ Korton, D (1995) When Corporations Rule the World,
Earthscan, London Kuosmanen, R (Chair) (1999) Adult Education Policy in the
First Years ...

Author: Peter Jarvis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135380175

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 284

An exploration of the world of higher education and higher learning, and its relationship to the corporate world and the global learning society. Peter Jarvis synthesizes developments in HE, training and corporate research and development in order to map the future of learning and training.
Categories: Education

Global Governance Economy and Law

Global Governance  Economy and Law

Holborn, L.W. (ed.) War and Peace Aims of the United Nations (Boston, MA:
World Peace Foundation, 1943). Huntington, S.P., The ... (Harmondsworth:
Penguin, 2000). Korten, D., When Corporations Rule the World (London:
Earthscan, 1995).

Author: Errol Mendes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134458257

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 680

This book provides a critical examination of the most important institutions of global governance in the world today. Drawing on history, political science, law and economics, the authors examine institutions such as the United Nations, the World Trade Organization (WTO), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank and also the global private sector. In a series of comprehensive analyses the inability of these institutions and entities to promote and protect human rights and international peace is revealed. While examining the failures of the past, the authors enthusiastically propose far reaching reforms, suggesting how these global institutions and their member states can reform themselves to prevent the exploitation of the most vulnerable in the global economy and bridge the gap between the high vision that saw the birth of these institutions and their present day failures. Global Governance, Economy and Law calls for nothing less than a global Marshall Plan, a new global political vision and a new system of international taxation to finance the integration of justice into the world economy.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Right to Development and International Economic Law

The Right to Development and International Economic Law

12 Corporate Responsibility I. POLICY OVERVIEW T HE INTERRELATIONSHIP
BETWEEN corporate responsibility and the ... 1 A leading example of this view is
found in David C Korten, When Corporations Rule the World (1995; 2nd edn ...

Author: Isabella D Bunn

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781847319104

Category: Law

Page: 368

View: 237

The United Nations is commemorating the 25th anniversary of the 1986 Declaration on the Right to Development, which proclaimed the right to be: 'an inalienable human right by virtue of which every human person and all peoples are entitled to participate in, contribute to, and enjoy economic, social, cultural and political development, in which all human rights and fundamental freedoms can be realized'. The UN now aims to mainstream the right into its policies and operational activities, and is reviewing prospects for an internationally-binding legal instrument. The evolution of the right to development, however, has been dominated by debates about its conceptual validity and practical ramifications. It has been hailed as the cornerstone of the entire human rights system and criticized as a distracting ideological initiative. Questions also persist about the role of the right in reforming the international economic order. This book examines the legal and moral foundations of the right to development, addressing the major issues. It then considers the right to development in the global economy, noting the challenges of globalization and identifying key principles such as differential treatment of developing countries, participation and accountability. It relates the right to broad objectives such as the Millennium Development Goals, the human rights-based approach to development, and environmental sustainability. Implications for international economic law and policy in the areas of trade, development finance and corporate responsibility are assessed. The conclusion looks to the legal and ethical contributions - and limitations - of the right to development in this new context. With an academic and professional background in international law, human rights and moral theology, the author brings a unique interdisciplinary focus to this timely project.
Categories: Law

Vital Signs 1999

Vital Signs 1999

Jeff Kenworthy et al., Indicators of Transport Efficiency in 37 Global Cities (
Washington, DC: World Bank, 1997). PriceWaterhouse Coopers ... David C.
Korten, When Corporations Rule the World (West Hartford, CT. Kumarian Press,
1995). Ibid.

Author: The Worldwatch Institute

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781610916608

Category: Nature

Page: 157

View: 631

The global trends documented in Vital Signs 1999--from a decline in nuclear power generating capacity to the proliferation of genetically modified crops--will play a large part in determining the quality of our lives and our children's lives in the next decade.
Categories: Nature

Sacred Energies

Sacred Energies

When the World's Religions Sit Down to Talk about the Future of Human Life and
the Plight of this Planet Daniel C. ... David Korten's book When Corporations Rule
the World (Kumarian Press, 1995) is chock-full of practical ideas for change.

Author: Daniel C. Maguire

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1451405758

Category: Social Science

Page: 137

View: 616

This short volume seeks to capture the energy and dynamism of world religious traditions -- a central force in human history and society -- for illuminating and addressing major global issues: population growth, environmental destruction, freedom, the rights of women and minorities, the place of economics and work, and issues of sexuality and the body. Based on consultations of leading scholars and religious leaders from a variety of traditions.
Categories: Social Science