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Unification in the Social Sciences: Search for a Science of Society
Anticipation: A New Thread for the Human and Social Sciences?
Society and Social Power
The Conscious Individual
Fictitious Capital and the Elusive Quest in Understanding its Implications: Illusions and Paradoxes
Replacing the Concept of Externalities to Analyze Constraints on Global Economic Growth and Move Toward a New Economic Paradigm
European Transition into a Socio-ecological Market Economy
New Paradigm in the Service Economy The Search of Economics for Scientific Credibility: In between Hard and Soft Sciences
A World Parliament and the Transition from International Law to World Law
The Double Helix of Learning and Work: Chapter 3 – I Work, Therefore I Am
Can we still comply with the maximum limit of 2°C? Approaches to a New Climate Contract†
The Future of the Atlantic and the Role of Africa in International Development
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Our Common Enemies & Our Best Friends

Editorial

The re-emergence of dangerous East-West tensions, atrocities in the Middle East, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), bloodshed in Ukraine, traumas inflicted on many children by war and violence, massive war in Europe becoming imaginable for the first time since the end of the ... Read More

Unification in the Social Sciences: Search for a Science of Society

Garry Jacobs, Winston Nagan & Alberto Zucconi

The social sciences have contributed significantly to humanity’s remarkable progress over the past two centuries, but the multidimensional crises confronting the world today reflect the need to rapidly move beyond ... Read More

Anticipation: A New Thread for the Human and Social Sciences?

Roberto Poli

Anticipation is increasingly at the heart of urgent contemporary debates, from climate change to economic crisis. As societies are less confident that tradition will provide an effective guide to the future, anticipatory practices .... Read More

Society and Social Power

Janani Harish

Society is the source of immense power. Over the past few centuries humanity has recorded phenomenal growth in its collective capacity for accomplishment, as reflected in the 12-fold growth in global per capita income since 1800. The remarkable achievements in living standards, longevity, science, technology, industry, education, democracy ... Read More

The Conscious Individual

Ashok Natarajan

This article traces the evolutionary development of human consciousness and its increasingly complex and sophisticated organization as human personality from the instinctive behavior of the animal and the subconscious conformity characteristic ... Read More

Fictitious Capital and the Elusive Quest in Understanding its Implications: Illusions and Paradoxes

Joanílio Rodolpho Teixeira & Paula Felix Ferreira

This paper deals with the interaction between fictitious capital and the neoliberal model of growth and distribution, inspired by the classical economic tradition. Our renewed interest in this literature ... Read More

Replacing the Concept of Externalities to Analyze Constraints on Global Economic Growth and Move Toward a New Economic Paradigm

Jim Lunday

The prevailing economic paradigm has fallen short as a guide to policy making in this era of global economic crises. Numerous efforts are underway to revise it or replace it with a science of society that integrates ... Read More

European Transition into a Socio-ecological Market Economy

Erich Hoedl

The European Union has introduced the Europe 2020 Strategy and Horizon 2020, which contain several elements for a transition into a Socio-ecological Market Economy. But their implementations .... Read More

New Paradigm in the Service Economy The Search of Economics for Scientific Credibility: In between Hard and Soft Sciences

Orio Giarini

After the very long cycle (about 10,000 years) of societal and economic development based on agriculture, followed by a short cycle in which the industrial revolution became the prime mover (for less than 3 centuries), the world has entered ... Read More

A World Parliament and the Transition from International Law to World Law

Andreas Bummel

World civilization depends on the provision of global public goods such as tackling climate change, ensuring international financial stability or peace and security. Yet, the intergovernmental system of global governance is not capable ... Read More

The Double Helix of Learning and Work: Chapter 3 – I Work, Therefore I Am

Orio Giarini & Mircea Malitza

The Double Helix of Learning and Work by Orio Giarini and Mircea Malitza is a report to the Club of Rome first published by UNESCO in 2003. It advances fundamental paradigm-changing ideas in the field of education ... Read More

Can we still comply with the maximum limit of 2°C? Approaches to a New Climate Contract

F. J. Radermacher

The international climate policy is in trouble. CO2 emissions are rising instead of shrinking. The 2025 climate summit in Paris should lead to a global agreement, but what should be its design? ... Read More

The Future of the Atlantic and the Role of Africa in International Development

Francesco Stipo et al.

The 2014 USACOR report forecasts that economic cooperation across the Atlantic will increase through the implementation of free trade agreements such as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the development ... Read More

BOOK REVIEW Avant-Garde Politician: Leaders for a New Epoch by Yehezkel Dror

Michael Marien

Hundreds of books have been written about leadership, mostly about business leaders. But few if any, place the tasks of leadership in the context of our rapidly changing times and the growing need for some better form of global governance ... Read More