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Volume 3, Issue 1 - October 2016

The Need for Person-Centered Education
The Concept, Basis and Implication of Human-Centered Development
Financing Human Capital: Families & Society
Integrated Approach to Peace & Human Security in the 21st Century*
A Flat World with Deep Fractures
Human Connectivity: The Key to Progress
Scientific Knowledge and the Citizen
Unifying Subjectivity and Objectivity*
Social Power, Law and Society
On the Conditions of Collective Action in Globalisation*
Blind Spots of Interdisciplinary Collaboration - Monetising Biodiversity: Before Calculating the Value of Nature, Reflect on the Nature of Value
Rethinking Economics, the Role of Insurance: Adam Smith Upside Down—The Central Role of Insurance in the New Post-Industrial (Service) Economy*
Domesticating Finance for Pursuing Post-Crisis Growth
Towards a Conceptual System for Managing in the Anthropocene*

Alberto Zucconi
We, the children of the Anthropocene Era, are entering the 4th industrial revolution and the impact is going to be pervasive and of greater magnitude compared to the previous industrial revolutions. Read more
Winston P. Nagan
Our contemporary era has a critical focus on globalization. However, notwithstanding the necessary interdependence and interdetermination of the forces of globalization, these forces are deeply influenced by an economic theory, a theory known as “economic neoliberalism.” Read more
Neantro Saavedra-Rivano
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) describes human capital as “knowledge, skills, competencies and attributes embodied in individuals that facilitate the creation of personal, social and economic wellbeing.” Read more
Garry Jacobs
Humanity has made remarkable progress during the past two centuries in advancing peace, democracy, human rights, economic development and social equality Read more
Emil Constantinescu
The Internet manages to connect different parts of the world, defies geographical distances and gives the impression that our planet is at, but the Internet is there only for the ones who have the possibility and the ability to use it Read more
Janani Harish
Progress results from human interaction. Advances in knowledge, transportation, communication, technology and industry have aided in social development only to the extent that they have brought greater numbers of people closer Read more
Herwig Schopper
How can citizens become more aware of science and how it proceeds in order to be able to form their own opinion on science based problems concerning our environment and thus participate in taking decisions relating to technical matters? Read more
Murugesan Chandrasekaran
The contribution of modern science to the progress of civilization is immeasurable. Even its tendency toward exclusive concentration on the objective world has had salutary effects of great value Read more
Saulo Casali Bahia
The article aims to discuss some aspects of the formal centers of social power. Thus, it seeks to answer how power becomes institutionalized in formal social organizations Read more
Augusto Santos Silva
One must confer speci c attention to “collective action” in the framework of globalisation. The article addresses this issue both at the analytical and normative levels. For the rst one, it makes use of sociology. Read more
Joachim H. Spangenberg
Defining, assessing and valuing biodiversity and ecosystem services is an exemplary field, illustrating the necessity as well as the obstacles to interdisciplinary collaboration between natural scientists and economists Read more
Orio Giarini
In the first page of The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith described an apparently trivial issue, the making of a pin. In his search for ways to effectively fight poverty, he formulated the basis for a new view of economy based on the Industrial Revolution. Read more
Dimitrios Kyriakou
There has been a total (public and private) debt bubble that has been growing since the 80s, accompanying an implicit promise of higher standards of living through large market deregulation experiments (capital markets deregulation and capital mobility being chief among them). Read more
Robert Hoffman
This note takes as its frame of reference the concept of ‘deep thinking’ developed by William Byers [Byers 2015]. Read more