The 1970′s witnessed widespread recognition of the world as a single, interconnecting whole. The 1980′s have shown that this whole is not operating as a self–sustaining system. In short we appear to live in a world in crisis– manifesting itself in hunger, poverty, debt, conflict, statelessness and war, as well as in the accelerating degradation of the natural environment.
The geographical perspectives of World in Crisis? – in this completely revised and updated edition – show the interlinking nature of global, regional, and local problems and, further, that these are not uniquely economic, ecological, political or social, but all these and more.