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Korten, David C.

Works: 152 works in 498 publications in 9 languages and 15,181 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Conference papers and proceedings  Environmental films  Nonfiction films  Case studies  Lectures 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Speaker
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Most widely held works about David C Korten
Most widely held works by David C Korten
The post-corporate world : life after capitalism by David C Korten( )

37 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 3,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, David Korten makes a compelling and well-documented case that capitalism's claims to being the engine of wealth creation, the champion of democracy, and the embodiment of the market economy are unfounded. Among Korten's conclusions: Capitalism is a pathology that afflicts democracies and market economies in the absence of vigilant public oversight. The consolidation of economic power under a handful of global mega-corporations is a victory for central planning - not the market economy. The alternative to the new global capitalism is a planetary system of democratically governed market economies that honor basic market principles of the sort actually advocated by Adam Smith."--Jacket
When corporations rule the world by David C Korten( Book )

83 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 3,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing Numbers of thoughtful business executives are joining social activists in a shared concern that the emerging global system of business has become a serious threat to long-term human interests. This controversial book goes beyond the prevailing conventional wisdom to address the often neglected issues of modern corporate power. In a well-reasoned, extensively researched analysis, David Korten exposes the harmful effects of economic globalization; sets out the underlying causes of today's social, economic, environmental, and political crises; and outlines a strategy for creating localized economics that empower people and communities within a system of global cooperation. In When Corporations Rule the World, Korten shows how the convergence of ideological, political, and technological forces is leading to an ever-greater concentration of economic and political power in a handful of corporations and financial institutions, separating their interests from the human interest, and leaving the market system blind to all but its own short term financial gains. Korten documents the devastating human and environmental consequences of the successful efforts of corporations to reconstruct values and institutions everywhere to serve narrow financial ends. He explains why human survival depends on a community-based, life-centered alternative beyond the outmoded strictures of communism and capitalism, and suggests specific steps to achieve it. Literate and authoritative, When Corporations Rule the World is insightful reading for business people, activists, and ordinary citizens who want to restore the balance of power in the world
Agenda for a new economy : from phantom wealth to real wealth by David C Korten( )

21 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today's economic crisis is the worst since the Great Depression. However, as David Korten shows, the steps being taken to address it do nothing to deal with the reality of a failed economic system. Korten identifies the deeper sources: Wall Street institutions that have perfected the art of creating "wealth" without producing anything of real value: phantom wealth. Our hope lies not with Wall Street, Korten argues, but with Main Street, which creates real wealth from real resources to meet real needs. He outlines an agenda to create a new economy--locally based, community oriented, and devoted to creating a better life for all, not simply increasing profits. It will require changes to how we measure economic success, organize our financial system, even the very way we create money.--From publisher description
The great turning : from empire to Earth community by David C Korten( )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 2,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The threat of continued warfare to the future of humanity has become dire. The Great Turning explores that threat in detail and provides an equally detailed plan for meeting and overcoming it
Change the story, change the future : a living economy for a living earth by David C Korten( )

13 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We humans live by stories. This defining human quality distinguishes us from other intelligent species and gives us a capacity to rapidly change our individual and group behavior in response to changing circumstances. On the downside, when we get our story wrong, the consequences can be devastating. In this extraordinary work, David Korten identifies three cultural stories ways of understanding the world that have contributed to our current economic, political, and environmental crisis. Korten explains how these stories, however arguably well intentioned, have led us to value life by its market value, view nature as a commodity, and see ourselves as separate from our world. To find a path to a viable human future Korten offers a new story, one consonant with both modern science and spiritual traditions, that acknowledges the reality that we are living beings born of a living Earth that itself is born of a living universe. He shows how we can choose our actions and design our institutions based on this understanding"--Publisher's description
Getting to the 21st century : voluntary action and the global agenda by David C Korten( Book )

20 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

- A Need for Change
Affluenza( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A fascinating look at one of the greatest social maladies of our time: overconsumption and materialism. Hosted by National Public Radio's Scott Simon, the program explores both the comical and sobering aspects of our consumerism and its enormous impact on families, communities and the environment. With the help of historians and archival film, Affluenza reveals the forces that have dramatically transformed us from a nation that prizes thriftiness - with strong beliefs in 'plain living and high thinking' - into the ultimate consumer society"--Container
Planned change in a traditional society; psychological problems of modernization in Ethiopia by David C Korten( Book )

14 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Community management : Asian experience and perspectives( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bureaucracy and the poor : closing the gap by David C Korten( Book )

16 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

People-centered development : contributions toward theory and planning frameworks by David C Korten( Book )

12 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blind spot( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[This film] explores the inextricable link between the energy we use, the way we run our economy, and the multiplying threats that now confront the environmental health and stability of our planet. Taking as its starting point the inevitable energy depletion scenario known as "Peak Oil," the film surveys a fascinating range of the latest intellectual, political, and scientific thought to make the case that by whatever means of greed, wishful thinking, neglect, or ignorance, we now find ourselves at a disturbing crossroads: we can continue to burn fossil fuels and witness the collapse of our ecology, or we can choose not to and witness the collapse of our economy."--Container
Globalizing civil society : reclaiming our right to power by David C Korten( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Arabic and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prompted by last year's United Nations Conference on Human Settlements, Korten's book indicts the world's governments for failing to address growing hunger, housing shortages, unemployment, poverty, human rights abuses, and environmental degradation
The economics of happiness by Helena Norberg-Hodge( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary film about economic localization, a powerful strategy that can help heal our world from crisis -- our ecosystems, our societies, and ourselves. "The Economic of Happiness describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. As governments and big business continue to push for 'growth' in the form of increased global trade, we're seeing an increase in climate chaos, senseless war, fundamentalism, financial volatility, income inequality, and the consolidation of corporate power. At the same time, people around the world are resisting those policies, demanding a re-regulation of both trade and finance. And, far from the old institutions of power, communities are coming together to re-build more human-scale, ecological economies based on a new paradigm -- an economics of localization."--Container
Community organization and rural development : a learning process approach by David C Korten( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Casebook for family planning management : motivating effective clinic performance by Frances F Korten( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breath of Life - Our Future, Our Planet( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explore the wisdom of the people who sustainably live off the land, as this poignant documentary goes on a global journey to get insightful commentaries from the world's greatest scientists. Ponder what we can do to preserve our planet
Population and social development management : a challenge for management schools( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When corporations rule the world by David C Korten( )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our Choice: Democracy or Corporate Rule. A handful of corporations and financial institutions command an ever-greater concentration of economic and political power in an assault against markets, democracy, and life. It's a suicide economy, says David Korten, that destroys the very foundations of its own existence. The bestselling 1995 edition of When Corporations Rule the World helped launch a global resistance against corporate domination. In this twentieth-anniversary edition, Korten shares insights from his personal experience as a participant in the growing movement for a New Economy. A new introduction documents the further concentration of wealth and corporate power since 1995 and explores why our institutions resolutely resist even modest reform. A new conclusion chapter outlines high-leverage opportunities for breakthrough change
Understanding voluntary organizations : guidelines for donors by L. David Brown( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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When corporations rule the world
Alternative Names
David Korten Amerikaans officier

David Korten US-amerikanischer Autor und Globalisierungskritiker

Dēwid Sī Khō̜tēn

Dewid Si Khoten 1937-

Korten, David

Korten, David 1937-

Korten, David C 1937-

דייוויד קורטן

코튼, 데이비드

코튼, 데이비드 C

コーテン, デビッド

コーテン, デビッド・C.


When corporations rule the worldAgenda for a new economy : from phantom wealth to real wealthThe great turning : from empire to Earth communityGetting to the 21st century : voluntary action and the global agendaGlobalizing civil society : reclaiming our right to power