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Taming Global Governance Idea Chaos: A “Frontier Frame” for Recent Books
Law in Transition Biblioessay: Globalization, Human Rights, Environment, Technology
Book Review - 2052: A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years
Book Review — Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing
Book review — Money and Sustainability: The Missing Link
New and Appropriate Economics for the 21st Century: A Survey of Critical Books, 1978-2013
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Book Review - The Climate Bonus: Co-benefits of Climate Policy by Alison Smith
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Law in Transition Biblioessay: Globalization, Human Rights, Environment, Technology

Michael Marien

As globalization continues, many transformations in international and domestic laws are underway or called for. There are too many laws and too few, too much law that is inadequate or obsolete, and too much law-breaking. This biblioessay covers some 100 recent books, nearly all recently published, arranged in four categories ... Read More

Taming Global Governance Idea Chaos: A "Frontier Frame" for Recent Books

Michael Marien

Global governance is clearly taking shape in complex and chaotic ways, with widespread dissatisfaction of present arrangements and numerous proposals for betterment-all at a time when many national governments are also being questioned, arguably due, at least in part, to deficiencies in global governance and international accords ... 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

Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds

Michael Marien

The fifth quadrennial installment of the NIC series “aimed at providing a framework for thinking about the future…by identifying critical trends and potential discontinuities,” described as “megatrends” (factors that will likely occur under any scenario) and “game-changers” (critical variables whose trajectories are far less certain) ... Read More

World Energy Outlook

Michael Marien

The quantity and quality of energy supply are central to our future. This annual report is, by far, the most extensive and authoritative survey of energy trends, which are projected to 2020 and 2035. Much press attention, at least in the US, has been given to the startling forecast that the US will become ... Read More

Book review -2052: A Global Forecast for the next forty years

Michael Marien

2052: A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years is a report to the CoR commemorating the 40th anniversary of The Limits to Growth, written by one of the four original authors. This broad forecast is an informed guess tracing the big lines ... Read More

New and Appropriate Economics for the 21st Century

Michael Marien

“Economics” is an important construct, having to do with the production and distribution of wealth, human well-being and welfare. Despite disclaimers, it is inexorably tied to ideology and values—political ideas about the good society and how to promote it. Some economists describe their efforts as “scientific,” but this is merely a strategy to legitimate their work and their assumptions ... Read More

Money and Sustainability: The Missing Link

Ivo Šlaus & Garry Jacobs

This report by WAAS Fellow Bernard Lietaer and his associates addresses important theoretical and practical issues regarding modern monetary systems. The central thesis of the report is that effective monetary systems must optimize performance on two complementary goals ... Read More

Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing

Michael Marien

This report is the latest UN vision of what must be done for a sustainable planet—essentially an update of the 1987 Brundtland report — featuring 56 proposals to empower people, to promote a sustainable economy, and to strengthen governance ... Read More

Towards a Green Growth

Michael Marien

This important report is not well-known, unfortunately, and not for summer reading on the beach. But as a sensible, well-documented, and broad-ranging way forward for all nations, addressing many critical problems in one package, there is nothing like it! ... Read More

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

Taming global governance Idea Chaos
- Michael Marien

Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds
- Michael Marien

New and Appropriate Economics for the 21st Century: A Survey of Critical Books, 1978-2013
- Michael Marien

Law in Transition
- Michael Marien

Book Review - Money and Sustainability: The Missing Link
- Ivo Šlaus & Garry Jacobs

"The new economics: a bigger picture" by David Boyle and Andrew Simms
- Michael Marien

World Energy Outlook
- Michael Marien

"The Changing Wealth of Nations: Lessons for Sustainable Development" - The World Bank
- Michael Marien

Book Review - 2052: A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years
- Michael Marien

Book Review — Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing
- Michael Marien

"Towards green growth" - OECD report
- Michael Marien

"The Atlas of Climate Change: Mapping the World's Greatest Challenge" by Kirstin Dow and Thomas E. Downing
- Michael Marien

"Keeper of the Nuclear Conscience: The Life and Work of Joseph Rotblat" by Andrew Brown
- Michael Marien

"Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis" by Al Gore
- Michael Marien

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Don't Bank on the Bomb: A Global Report on the Financing of Nuclear Weapons Producers. by Jan Willem van Gelder, Petra Spaargaren, and Tim Wright. Foreword by Desmond Tutu. International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, March 2012

Aux Origines de l’Occident: Machines, Bourgeoisie et Capitalism
- Augusto Forti

Information theory and Evolution
- John Avery

The Real Wealth of Nations
- Riane Eisler

Gentle action
- David Peat

World Federalist Manifesto
- Francesco Stipo

Factor Five: Transforming the Global Economy Through 80% Improvements in Resource Productivity. Report to the Club of Rome
- Ernst von Weizsäcker et al.