Our global society is undergoing unbalanced developments and is facing serious problems as described in this book. Without counter-balance, these developments and problems might move us into further decline in human security and even into social and economic stagnation. At present, events in the most remote areas of our planet can influence the core of affluent societies, while access to information on the effects and on the events themselves is more widespread than ever.
As the entire world, petrified with fear, could watch the crumbling of the twin towers, ordinary people immediately started expressing their concern and pressing for more human security and for a fundamental change in global governance. But the people in the streets do not make policies. Hence our call for fast multilateral institutional reform and for the pooling and boosting of resources to bridge the poverty gap.
Written in a very readable style, this book presents crisp and systematic analysis on a subject of great international concern. It presses for Responsible global governance and neatly chalks out "A Programme for World Stability and Institutional Reform."