2007 Policy #11 Society Top Books

Earth Poilicy #11: Society

A Listmania! list by Robert David STEELE Vivas (Oakton, VA United States)
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The list author says: “There are ten threats, twelve policies, and eight players other than the EU and USA that matter if we are to get a grip on our future. Each of these 30 topics is addressed at www.earth-intelligence.net, and in Amazon discussion groups being created to bring together authors and readers to form a global information sharing network that will be superior to what secret intelligence and secret government bureaucracies can put together. This is how we save Humanity and our Earth–by taking back the power over relevant information and the policies that have here-to-fore been dominated by special interests instead of ourselves, the taxpayers and end-users.”
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
1.  Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond
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“Major work.”
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The Crisis Of Global Capitalism: Open Society Endangered
2.  The Crisis Of Global Capitalism: Open Society Endangered by George Soros
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“Soros is an original.  Open Society is being killed by closed (concentrated) wealth.”
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Distorting the Law: Politics, Media, and the Litigation Crisis (Chicago Series in Law and Society)
3.  Distorting the Law: Politics, Media, and the Litigation Crisis (Chicago Series in Law and Society) by William Haltom
The list author says:
“Law has swamped reason & community.”
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Youth Crisis: Growing Up in the High-Risk Society
4.  Youth Crisis: Growing Up in the High-Risk Society by Nanette J. Davis
The list author says:
“Focus on youth.”
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Race, Media, and the Crisis of Civil Society: From Watts to Rodney King (Cambridge Cultural Social Studies)
5.  Race, Media, and the Crisis of Civil Society: From Watts to Rodney King (Cambridge Cultural Social Studies) by Ronald N. Jacobs
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“Failure to assimilate, nurture, and protect.”
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Social Problems: Society in Crisis (5th Edition)
6.  Social Problems: Society in Crisis (5th Edition) by Daniel J. Curran
The list author says:
“Overview.”
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When Nations Die: Ten Warning Signs of a Culture in Crisis
7.  When Nations Die: Ten Warning Signs of a Culture in Crisis by Jim Nelson Black
The list author says:
“Very provocative and yet simple in concept.”
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Democratic Architecture: Practical Solutions to Today's Housing Crisis
8.  Democratic Architecture: Practical Solutions to Today’s Housing Crisis by Donald MacDonald
The list author says:
“Housing after security and food.”
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The Crisis of Public Communication (Communication and Society)
9.  The Crisis of Public Communication (Communication and Society) by Jay G. Blumler
The list author says:
“When corporations own communications and people tune out and do not master their own information, society dies.”
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Public Crisis Management: How and Why Organizations Work Together to Solve Society's Most Threatening Problems
10.  Public Crisis Management: How and Why Organizations Work Together to Solve Society’s Most Threatening Problems by Michael Hillyard
The list author says:
“Good solutions book.  The general literatue says that those that do not anticipate, plan, respond, and resolve, will turn disaster into catastrophe.”
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The Digital Divide: Facing a Crisis or Creating a Myth? (MIT Press Sourcebooks)
11.  The Digital Divide: Facing a Crisis or Creating a Myth? (MIT Press Sourcebooks) by Benjamin M. Compaine
The list author says:
“The digital divide is real.  For what we have spent on the Iraq war to date (half a trillion dollars, never mind the two trillion in future unfunded obligations), we could have given a free cell phone and minutes to every one of the five billion poor on the planet.”
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On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society
12.  On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society by Dave Grossman
The list author says:
“A very sad side of war.  Many Americans do not realize that the Central American gangs, among others, are sending new recruits into the US Army for training to be used after they complete their enlistment.”
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