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Structure and Operation of the Global Society (Anthroposphere)

  • Attila Kerényi
  • Richard William McIntosh
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Part of the Sustainable Development Goals Series book series (SDGS)

Abstract

In this chapter globalisation at the end of the twentieth century and the role of nation-states in its processes are presented. Environmental globalisation and the effects of globalisation on environmental and nature protection together with the relationship between environmental problems and social conflicts are focused. The relationship and role of global and national institutions controlling the society on influencing the overall operation of the global Earth system are analysed. The relationship of multinational companies and nation-states is also discussed together with the relationship between authoritarian systems and the natural environment. The typical features of the global civil society and its role in sustainable development are presented in a separate subchapter. In another subchapter the effects of wars ruining the society and nature are discussed. Then the new ways of globalisation, digital globalisation are analysed. Finally, processes connecting the global society acting for or against sustainable development are presented, and related to this the “layered” structure of the society is illustrated by superposing different world maps.

Keywords

Global institutes Digital globalisation Global civil society Wars Connectivity Global economy Environmental globalisation Ecological marginalisation Antarctic Environmental Protocol Multi-layered global society 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Attila Kerényi
    • 1
  • Richard William McIntosh
    • 2
  1. 1.Landscape Protection and Environmental GeographyUniversity of DebrecenDebrecenHungary
  2. 2.Mineralogy and GeologyUniversity of DebrecenDebrecenHungary

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