Globalization Challenged: Conviction, Conflict, Community (Leonard Hastings Schoff Lectures)

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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 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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In Globalization Challenged, George Rupp outlines the steps necessary to engage the contemporary conflict between traditional religious belief and Western secularism. Though he acknowledges the threat of "resurgent fundamentalism," Rupp also criticizes secularists who fail to allow for the role of religion and its ideological equivalents to influence public policy. Rupp reinforces his argument with dramatic accounts of recent events in Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Sudan. He focuses on the ways local conflicts fuel instability worldwide, even as the processes of globalization at times accentuate those conflicts. Essential reading for understanding the roots of today's geopolitical tensions, Globalization Challenged asks that we shed our complacency, recognize the legitimate role of conviction, and affirm a sense of community that extends from the very particular to the more and more inclusive.

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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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