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The Changing World

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Patricia Fara, Peter Gathercole, Ronald Laskey, Desmond Tutu, Helena Kennedy, Fred Halliday, Kay Davies, Roy Anderson, Sara Parkin, Crispin Tickell, Shirley Williams
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  • Date Published: January 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521283281

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  • This book was originally published in 1996. At the time of publication, a number of unexpected and far-reaching events had transformed the world. In rapid succession the disintegration of the Communist bloc reconfigured international relationships, while the ending of apartheid symbolised human faith for a better future. AIDS ravaged developing countries, but it also reshaped scientific research and cultural attitudes towards sexuality. The revolution in genetic medicine coincided with increased rights for minorities and women, yet a growing sensitivity towards our environment means that millennial celebrations are overshadowed by forecasts of ecological catastrophe. In this volume, eight famous experts present their energetic commitment to improvement. These powerful essays enabled a deeper understanding of the challenges confronting modern society.

    • Powerful and stimulating essays about the outstanding challeges of recent years
    • Accessible, personal, reviews by world-famous politicians and leading experts
    • Well illustrated and well produced
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    • Date Published: January 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521283281
    • length: 208 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.34kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Patricia Fara, Peter Gathercole and Ronald Laskey
    1. Change in Southern Africa Desmond Tutu
    2. Human rights in a changing world Helena Kennedy
    3. Fundamentalism and the contemporary world Fred Halliday
    4. The genetic revolution Kay Davies
    5. The AIDS pandemic Roy Anderson
    6. Environmental security Sara Parkin
    7. The role of the United Nations Crispin Tickell
    8. Europe in a changing world Shirley Williams
    Notes on contributors
    Acknowledgements
    Index.

  • Editors

    Patricia Fara, University of Cambridge

    Peter Gathercole, University of Cambridge

    Ronald Laskey, University of Cambridge

    Contributors

    Patricia Fara, Peter Gathercole, Ronald Laskey, Desmond Tutu, Helena Kennedy, Fred Halliday, Kay Davies, Roy Anderson, Sara Parkin, Crispin Tickell, Shirley Williams

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