“Ethics & Cultural Values for development &Social Transform... Central Asian Countries in XXI Century”
[Philosophic Section: Transformation of ethnic customs, traditions and values in the countries of Central Asia]
Our world is divided and conflict-torn, socially and ecologically unsustainable due to erosion of ethics & cultural values. The world has been transformed into a Global village & presently we are living in the age of crisis. Present global scenario is distinguished by high levels of turbulent changes, uncertainty and global competition&global recession. We are living in a rapidly changing society, in the age of globalization and the age of Cultural Revolution.
Globalization is a complex Phenomenon, marked by two opposite forces; on the one hand it is characterized by massive economic expansion & technological innovation .On the other hand there is increase in inequality, poverty, cultural & social turnout & the individual alienation in the central Asian countries. Capitalism and Western culture models affecting development process & dissolving family and community social controls as witnessed by higher rates of family violence, rape, divorce, and family breakdown due to erosion of ethics& cultural values.Ethics &cultural values are eroding at a very fast rate resulting in a decline in the quality of life of the people. At the dawn of the new millennium, what is required most is “Ethics & Cultural value’s transformation for development & social change in Central Asian Countries in XXI Century.
The paper on “Ethics & Cultural Values for development & Social Transformation in Central Asian Countries in XXI Century” is based on Mahatma Gandhi’s Philosophy of Ethics & Social movement of holistic Sustainable Development.
The main objectives of the Paper on are: To understand the Globalization & its impact on the development process in Central Asian countries.
The paper tries to explore the Ethics, universalcultural & spiritual Values requited for Social transformation and for creating a social transformation in Central Asian countries in 21st century. The 21st century belongs to Asia forsocial change &transformation in world economy - as India will be emerging as super economic& spiritual power by 2030 through Ethics & cultural values for social change & holistic development. The paper provides framework of Ethical Leadership for creating Global citizens for social change & sustainable future.
Keywords: Globalization, Ethics & cultural values, Social transformation, holistic development, Sustainable Future
Dr. Subhash Chandra,
Board of Trustee Global Peace Foundation, India; www.globalpeace.org
Associate Professor (Hon.) at Intercultural Open University (IOU), NL,
GHA Secretary General, Global harmony Association &
GHA Ambassador of Peace and Disarmament from Harmony
Note: Paper has been prepared for presentation in the International Congress "Prospects of development of Central Asian countries in the XXI century" will be held on October 8-10, 2015 at International Ataturk Alatoo University in Bishkek - address: 1/8 Ankara street, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan). www.iaau.edu.kg