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Acknowledgments ix Introduction 3 1 The Age of Globalization 14 Corporate Globalization 19 Globalization from Below 25 2 Rural Reckoning: The Impacts of Corporate Globalization on Rural Communities 30 Economic Impacts 33 Political Impacts 47 Social Impacts 48 Environmental Impacts 51 Gendered Impacts 53 Cultural Impacts 55 3 Strategies for Sustainability: Building a Theory for Practice 59 The Basis of the Theoretical Model 61 Commonalities and Differences 69 The Formation of the Theoretical Model 72 Using the Theoretical Model 73 4 Searching for Sustainability: Past and Present 76 The Idea 76 The Concept 77 The History 79 The Watershed: The Brundtland Report 81 The Definitions 84 Perspectives and Definitions in the Academic Literature 85 5 Searching for Sustainability: Future 93 Sustainability as a Set of Structures 94 Sustainability as a Set of Processes 95 Sustainability as the Civil Commons 96 Whose Tragedy of the Commons? 108 From the Enclosure of the Commons to the Assault on the Civil Commons 109 A New Understanding of Sustainability 109 6 New Directions for Research 116 A New Understanding of Sustainable Development 117 A New Understanding of Sustainable Rural Community 121 Sustainable Globalization 124 Living in the Age of Sustainable Globalization 127 Notes 133 Bibliography 153 Index 175Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Sustainable development, Globalization, Capitalism, Cooperation, Quality of life, Canada Rural conditions, D‚eveloppement durable, Mondialisation, Capitalisme, Coop‚eration, Qualit‚e de la vie, Canada Conditions rurales