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Can the World be Wrong?
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Table of Contents

1. Where on earth are we going?

2. Can the world be wrong?

3. A post-superpower world

4. How the mighty are falling

5. Retreat from economic globalization

6. Toward a sustainable economy

7. The evolution of business 1975-2015

8. A new social contract for business

9. The rise of the ethical consumer

10. A civil society renaissance?

11. War on terror to war on poverty?

12. Whither the United Nations?

13. If current trends continue

14. Ideas for the 21st century

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"This book is a great source of information for policy-makers in all sectors. It rightly points out that civil society organisations are at a crossroads: building on the immense trust the public places on them they can play a much more important role in shaping the future of our planet, or, if they fail to transform themselves, they may fade into obsolescence." -- Dr Burkhard Gnarig, Executive Director, International Civil Society Centre Doug Miller and GlobeScan ... have become such a lifeline for leaders and decision-makers wanting to feel the pulse of the greatest power in the land. In a world where ripples can herald tsunamis, leaders ignore other people's values, attitudes and opinions at their peril. -- John Elkington, Co-founder, Environmental Data Services (ENDS), SustainAbility and Volans Ventures Miller is one of the few who can put a number on a global opinion. As a pollster, it often allows him to understand before the rest of us where the world is going. -- Mark Malloch Brown, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations under Kofi Annan

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DOUG MILLER is Chairman of GlobeScan Incorporated, the global public opinion and stakeholder research consultancy. He is also President of the GlobeScan Foundation, focused on "Letting Everyone Speak".

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In Can the World Be Wrong?, author Doug Miller, renowned global polling authority and founder of GlobeScan, documents his company's polling results over decades in many countries. GlobeScan's polls ask questions beyond the myopic "horse race" political polls that clutter our media. Miller lays out GlobeScan's polls on the key global issues of our time in chapters: "Where on Earth are we going?"; "A post-superpower world"; "Retreat from economic globalization"; "Toward a sustainable economy"; "A new social contract for business"; "The rise of the ethical consumer"; "War on terror to war on poverty?"; and "Whither the United Nations." - AlphaSource.com - Hazel Henderson

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