Sondra Myers and Benjamin R. Barber, Editors, 2004
This work presents a collection of essays, speeches, historical documents and discussion questions on interdependence, the guiding principle for civic life in the 21st century.
From a number of perspectives, it explores the civic implications of the ubiquity of interdependence, and the urgent need for citizens to expand their sense of responsibility beyond community and nation to all the world's people if we are to choose a future that holds the promise of liberty and justice for all. Readings focus on the realities of interdependence as they affect all aspects of life’s personal, social, political, cultural and economic. It is clearly evident in communication and information technologies, in the spread of disease and corruption, and in the environmental movement.
Also included is a section on practical ways to celebrate Interdependence Day annually on September 12th for schools, colleges, religious, civic and cultural organizations and whole communities throughout the world.
About the author:
Sondra Myers is a Senior Associate at the University of Maryland's Democracy Collaborative and a Consultant for international, civic and cultural projects. She was previously the Rapoport Democracy Fellow at the Walt Whitman Center for the Culture and Politics of Democracy at Rutgers University.