Families Matter: Globalization, Biodiversity, and Sustainable Development, Subsidiarity

By James Ponzetti, Jr..

Published by The Diversity Collection

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The purpose of this paper is to delineate globalization and biodiversity loss, then explain the concepts of scale and subsidiarity. Finally, why families matter to sustainable development is described.

Keywords: Families, Globalization, Biodiversity, Scale, Sustainability, Subsidiarity

International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp.111-118. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 849.727KB).

Dr. James Ponzetti, Jr.

James J. Ponzetti, Jr., Ph.D., D.Min., C.F.L.E., C.C.F.E. is an Associate Professor of Family Studies in the School of Social Work and Family Studies at the University of British Columbia. In 2002, he became a Faculty Fellow of Green College, a center for advanced interdisciplinary scholarship at the University of British Columbia. He has previously served on the faculty at the University of New Mexico, Central Washington University and Western Illinois University. He founded and directed the Oregon Family Nurturing Center, Inc. before moving to UBC. As a Certified Family Life Educator in both Canada and the United States (C.C.F.E., Family Services Canada, and C.F.L.E., National Council on Family Relations), he is committed to the enhancement and promotion of family life education in Canada. He is currently involved in numerous research projects, such as premarital rituals, computers and family functioning, the use of theater in sexuality education, and marital preparation programs. He is on the editorial board for the Journal of Teaching in Marriage and Family and the Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, and regularly serves as a reviewer for several professional journals including Personal Relationships, and Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

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