From Corporate Rule to Civil Society
In 1995, former international development insider David Korten published his influential book, When Corporations Rule the World. At the time, corporate globalization went largely unopposed. That has changed over the last few years as hundreds of thousands of people across the globe have taken to the streets to protest the growing power of transnational corporations and the governments and the financial institutions that support their rule. David Korten proposes how we can move from protesting corporate globalization to regaining the power of the people – to move from corporate rule to civil society.
David Korten was an insider in the development establishment for several decades. He worked for the Ford Foundation and USAID and taught at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Business. Having severed his ties to the past, today he is a leading voice for economic and social justice. He is a co-founder and board chair of YES! magazine. He is the author of When Corporations Rule the World, The Great Turning, Agenda for a New Economy and Change the Story, Change the Future.