Globalization Challenged: Conviction, Conflict, Community

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In Globalization Challenged, George Rupp, president of the International Rescue Committee, outlines the steps necessary to engage the contemporary conflict between traditional religious belief and Western secularism.

According to Rupp, the key objective is to build a community that is inclusive without denying the validity of particular commitments. While he acknowledges the threat of "resurgent fundamentalism," Rupp also criticizes secularists who fail to recognize or ...

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Overview

In Globalization Challenged, George Rupp, president of the International Rescue Committee, outlines the steps necessary to engage the contemporary conflict between traditional religious belief and Western secularism.

According to Rupp, the key objective is to build a community that is inclusive without denying the validity of particular commitments. While he acknowledges the threat of "resurgent fundamentalism," Rupp also criticizes secularists who fail to recognize or acknowledge the role of religion and its ideological equivalents in influencing public policy. All views, he asserts, are subject to comparative appraisal. The challenge is to develop ways to evaluate different approaches responsibly, leading to a greater understanding of one's own convictions as well as the positions of others.

Rupp reinforces his critical and theoretical analysis with dramatic accounts of recent events in Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Sudan—places where the International Rescue Committee operates. He then addresses the role of globalization in fueling instability worldwide. Inadequately regulated privatization has compromised health care, education, and social programs in many countries, whereas an inclusive community would encourage a more equitable distribution of resources.

Essays by Jagdish Bhagwati, Jeremy Waldron, and Wayne Proudfoot expand Rupp's arguments, and in a final chapter Rupp responds to the issues they raise. Essential reading for anyone who hopes to understand the roots of today's geopolitical tensions, Globalization Challenged asks that we shed our complacency, recognize the legitimate role of conviction, and take actions to shape a more just and inclusive society.

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What People Are Saying

Mark Taylor

In Globalization Challenged, Rupp brings together his theoretical reflection and practical engagement in his work with the displaced and outcast. The result is a work that could not be more timely and that should provoke considerable discussion.

Mark Taylor, Cluett Professor of Humanities, Williams College

Harvey Cox

In this lively book George Rupp takes on two paramount concerns of the twentieth century. First, in an informed and evenhanded way, he addresses globalization and the often confusing arguments for and against it. Then he tackles what the proper role of religion should be in public policy discussions. The book is readable and persuasive, and it includes responses to Rupp by three scholars in different fields. Together they have already begun an engaging conversation the reader will surely want to join.

Harvey Cox, author of When Jesus Came to Harvard

Tom Brokaw

George Rupp has given us fresh insights and a real understanding of a growing international problem exacerbated by political oppression, economic deprivation, and natural disasters. The global refugee crisis will have profound long term consequences for all societies unless we recognize the issue now and begin to act immediately.

Tom Brokaw, former anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw

Madeleine Albright

George Rupp's lectures, and the responses to them in Globalization Challenged, confront profound choices with lucid insights and provocative prose. Thoughtful people everywhere should welcome this timely and humane contribution to the globalization debate.

Madeleine Albright, former United States secretary of state

Mark Taylor

In Globalization Challenged, Rupp brings together his theoretical reflection and practical engagement in his work with the displaced and outcast. The result is a work that could not be more timely and that should provoke considerable discussion.

Harvey Cox

In this lively book George Rupp takes on two paramount concerns of the twentieth century. First, in an informed and evenhanded way, he addresses globalization and the often confusing arguments for and against it. Then he tackles what the proper role of religion should be in public policy discussions. The book is readable and persuasive, and it includes responses to Rupp by three scholars in different fields. Together they have already begun an engaging conversation the reader will surely want to join.

Tom Brokaw

George Rupp has given us fresh insights and a real understanding of a growing international problem exacerbated by political oppression, economic deprivation, and natural disasters. The global refugee crisis will have profound long term consequences for all societies unless we recognize the issue now and begin to act immediately.

Madeleine Albright

George Rupp's lectures, and the responses to them in Globalization Challenged, confront profound choices with lucid insights and provocative prose. Thoughtful people everywhere should welcome this timely and humane contribution to the globalization debate.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231139311
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 2/25/2008
  • Series: Leonard Hastings Schoff Lectures Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

George Rupp is the president of the International Rescue Committee, an agency that provides assistance to refugees around the world. He is the former president of Columbia University and Rice University and the author of numerous articles and four previous books, including Beyond Existentialism and Zen: Religion in a Pluralistic World and Commitment and Community.

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Table of Contents

PrefacePart I. Conviction, Conflict, Community 1. Conviction in an Age of Globalization2. Local Conflict, Global Migration3. Globalization and the Challenge of Inclusive CommunityPart II. Critical Responses to Globalization Challenged 4. Arguing for Pluralism, by Jagdish Bhagwati5. Secularism and the Limits of Community, by Jeremy Waldron6. Religious Convictions and Global Justice, by Wayne ProudfootPart III. Globalization Challenged--Again 7. Another Look at Conflict, Community, and ConvictionIndex

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