xviii, 185p., Plts., Tables, 26 cm. (Culture and Development No.4)
Urbanization. Industrialization. Market Economy. Technocentric lifestyles. Degenerated consumerism. Air, water and land pollutions. These are some of the telltale expressions, recuringly surfacing in the concerns about ecological disturbances across the continents. Today, however, as we are headed for an ecological disaster, there is not only a growing awareness against the 'cornucopian technocentrism', but also a far-stretched disillusionment with the one-way exploitative, economic development. And even the national planner are being questioned: Can the law of a nation supersede the law of nature? Should the rights o the people be allowed to be destructively manipulated by the rules of power? Must the wisdom-tradition of our ancestors be shelved to accommodate the flagrant hypocrisies of the planning tradition?