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  • Author:
    Elisabeth M. Ferrero
  • ISBN:
    097635800X
  • ISBN13:
    978-0976358008
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    Redwoods Press (August 20, 2005)
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    190 pages
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This book first explains the historical context that gave rise to the Earth Charter ELISABETH FERRERO is Professor of Philosophy & Literature at Saint Thomas University in Miami, Florida.

This book first explains the historical context that gave rise to the Earth Charter. It then sketches the role of the United Nations in calling for the Earth Charter. ELISABETH FERRERO is Professor of Philosophy & Literature at Saint Thomas University in Miami, Florida. degrees from Rutgers University in New Jersey. JOE HOLLAND is Professor of Philosophy & Religion at Saint Thomas University in Miami, Florida. degrees from the University of Chicago.

with all rights reserved. Individuals are granted permission to download this document for non-commercial use only. You may make up to five printed copies under the condition that either Elisabeth Ferrero and Joe Holland. Closely involved with the Earth Charter process since 1988, Elisabeth produced the official Italian translation of Draft II of the Earth Charter and was appointed by the Earth Council to start the National Committee of the Earth Charter in Italy. She founded the St. Thomas University Study Abroad for the Earth (SAFE) program, which has organized ecological study programs in Italy and Ecuador.

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This book first explains the historical context that gave rise to the Earth Charter. It then sketches the role of the United Nations in calling for the Earth Charter, and reviews the creation of the Earth Charter document itself, as well as the movement behind it. Finally it offers a detailed commentary on the entire document, a copy of the Earth Charter text, a grass-roots study guide, and an annotated bibliography.

Narder
The title of this review reads in entirety on page 107 of this wonderfully thought-provoking book:

"Principle 11: Affirm gender equality and equity as prerequisites to sustainable development and ensure universal access to education, health care, and economic opportunity"

I believe the principle illustrated here, speaks to the way in which the authors push for equality and rights for all human beings--and postulates the reader to take action in encouraging a "sustainable human future". (p. 137)It is essential for every human being, to consider the full effects of what they do, and this book encourages the reader to consider the ways in which our actions affect not only the betterment of society--but also the preservation of our environment. This book analyses the facts and historical progression of international relations towards the establishment of the Earth Charter in the 1990's.

Nothing in the previous review, is even REMOTELY indicative of what this book is really about.That someone would become so irate about stories they themselves created, is really sad and pathetic. And did this critic PERSONALLY write these authors about the issues they had with this book? Keep in mind, it says it in the title: this is a "STUDY BOOK"--which means it requires dialogue, reflection--and RESEARCH. I can't expect such a pompous critic to have even the slightest bit of common sense, being that they were "raised in the woods"--so to speak! What were you, rubbing twigs together in a cave or something? Judging by the things this critic has commented on Amazon already, they obviously have nothing better to do than to remain a faceless individual, fighting with words via the internet over nonsensical things. I would personally PAY THEM to see them discuss these issues face to face with the authors--both, of whom, are well-educated scholars, and whom I have had the pleasure of knowing.

As a graduate student pursuing a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, I am often taught to look at things systemically when approaching problems. For me, this book was a very interesting and insightful look at how--internationally--there is a common regard for other human beings and the environment in which we live. The previous critic obviously came into reading this book with an irrational mindset--and this is the biggest evidence that this book should be read by the masses: to educate those who cannot grasp the full effect of their actions in the things they say and do. In an ever-interdependent world, it is more and more vital to consider things on a global level, and this book is a nice introductory to globalism, and the need for a non-discriminate, global equality for all. Read this book! You will not regret it...
Grokinos
In clearly marked passages that have nothing to do with the Author's original opinions and everything to do with a document ("The Earth Charter") drafted in the mid 90s; the history of this phenomenal propositional treaty is broken down for readers to understand the conception of a document whose principles and values were constructed around a common ethical thought: "We must join together to bring forth a sustainable global society founded on respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice and a culture of peace".

I don't know about anyone else, but these ideas are not screaming for me to immerse myself into primal instincts that would detach me from civilization to become one with nature as a "hippie" or "tree-hugger". However, "The Earth Charter" does make me want to take responsibility toward the fact that I am a part of a species that takes stewardship over the Earth in complete disregard for the future. Where anyone would get the idea that this book is in any way sexist or demeaning towards environmentalists is completely ludicrous. As the previous commenter stated, gender equality is clearly stated as a principle in the document. The author's studied commentary is not contrary to "The Earth Charter" because if it were, it would defeat the purpose of ever having written the book to begin with.

The first page of the book does give a metaphorical insight of humanity mindlessly heading towards destruction, by use of a male race car driver. So what? Up until Danica Patrick, what well known female race car driver do you know? No one knew at the time this book was published anyway. On the other hand, let's say that the metaphor did intend it to mean the carelessness of males, that's also true. Like it or not, we do live in a patriarchal society. While many nations have equal rights policies in accordance to gender, you can't deny that women are not exactly at the same level as men, and definitely not in the position of power to make decisions that could ruin the conditions of the Earth.

Overall, the contents of the book are to inform readers about "The Earth Charter", its history, and to provide a constructive and educated commentary on the subjects reflected in the document. There is no hidden agenda or stereotypical analyses' that can be found. The only thing anyone can hope for after reading this is that one day the United Nations will adopt this treaty in promotion of diversity, inter-dependency, and responsibility in order to fulfill its call for action. That sounds reasonable and smart to me.