Encyclopedia of World Problems

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title:Technical issues and disclaimer

The profiles and associated networks and relationships outlined in the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential are usually created from publicly available sources of information. Through a participative process, this information is continuously revised, taking into account insights from new and emergent bodies of opinion, and from perspectives commonly articulated in public debate.


title:Transcending polarization in information presentation

Most encyclopedias focus only on positive, sanitized aspects of society, presenting an idealized worldview that denies the shadow of humanity. The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential attempts to present the world as people experience it, whether negatively or positively. The phenomena described are those which inspire both hopes and fears, whether real or imaginary, about the world's future. They constitute a challenge to creative remedial action, functioning as a powerful stimulus to the development of society.



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