Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed (2011) The Crisis of Civilisation

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Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed (2011) The Crisis of Civilisation

Postby Andrea on Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:23 pm

I'm constantly on the lookout for books that can provide an update on the escalating social, economic and ecological crises, and this book is the very latest instalment. However, it's one of the few books which explicitly takes a 'big picture' systemic approach -- straight from the beginning Nafeez analyses the situation in terms of an interconnected failing global system where climate change, natural resource scarcity, warfare, food insecurity, debt and corrupt politics combine to create a catastrophic tipping point. His recommendations for radical systemic change make total sense.

More details on the book can be found here:

It's very tempting to use it for the last presentation of T214, although it may provide a bit too many answers :mrgreen: . I prefer to let students figure out the interconnections for themselves :ugeek:

What's great is that the book has been followed up by a film:

I've been able to see a sneak preview of the whole thing and it complements the book really well. Well worth trying to get to a screening.
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