Dear Colleagues, perhaps you may be able to assist me. I would like to know if any credible research has been done regarding the nature and dynamics of forces opposing global sustainability in direct and indirect ways, such as transnational crime and arguably ALEC (American Legislative Exchange council)? The reason for my enquiry is to gain a balanced research-based understanding of who are ‘they’ and ‘them’ that keep society locked-up in a world of destructive globalization. And, how do ‘they’ go about their dark art? And, what ‘us’ can do to counter/mitigate ‘their’ dark agenda? If you can assist me in any way, I would be most grateful. Yours sincerely, Dr. Jopie Coetzee [Johannesburg, South Africa] [log in to unmask] The Social Contract with Business: beyond the quest for global sustainability <http://coetzeejopie.authorsxpress.com> http://coetzeejopie.authorsxpress.com † ____ AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business. For information: http://aib.msu.edu/community/aib-l.asp To post message: [log in to unmask] For assistance: [log in to unmask] AIB-L is a moderated list.