Is international terrorism really the single greatest threat to world security?
Since the 9/11 attacks, many Western governments assume terrorism to be the greatest threat we face. In response, their dangerous policies attempt to maintain control and keep the status quo by using overwhelming military force. This important book shows why this approach has been such a failure, and how it distracts us from other, much greater, threats:
- Climate change
- Competition over resources
- Marginalisation of the majority world
- Global militarisation
Unless urgent, coordinated action is taken in the next 5-10 years on all these issues it will be almost impossible to avoid the earth becoming a highly unstable place by the middle years of this century. Beyond Terror offers an alternative path for politicians, journalists and concerned citizens alike.
About this book
This book is based on Global Responses to Global Threats: Sustainable Security for the 21st Century, published by ORG in June 2006. Fully revised, updated and expanded, this current work has involved nearly two years of research in total as part of ORG’s Moving towards sustainable security project. The English version was published in April 2007 by Random House on their Rider list, and is already in its third print run. In July 2007, Editorial Presença published it in Portuguese as As Ameaças do Mundo Actual and in October 2007 it was published in Dutch by A.W. Bruna under the title Het Kleine Boek over de Grote Bedreigingen voor Onze Wereld. In February 2008, Edition Nautilus published it in German as Jenseits des Terrors: Was unsere Welt wirklich bedrohteditionand a Spanish edition will be published by Los Libros del Lince in March 2008.