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Volume 2, Issue 6 - May 2016

Onwards! Reinforcing Democracy for the 21st Century
Debugging Democracy
Social Responsibility and Self-governance by the Scientific Community
Money, Markets and Social Power
The Market Myth
Twelve Action Lines For a Better World
Relevance of Spiritual Principles for Resolving Social Problems
A Brief History of Mind and Civilization
Ruđer Bošković and the Structure of the Experience of Scientific Discovery
Mind, Thinking and Creativity
The Integration of Knowledge
Knowing Beyond the Structure: Maximizing Social Power through a Synergistic, Values-based Approach on Diversity

Ismail Serageldin
Humanity has ranged far and wide on a journey of exploration and discovery on the complex issue of what democracy is all about. Many have looked at the evolution of systems of governance in the West and in the East... Read more
Alexander Likhotal
Democracy was the most successful political idea of the 20th century. However since the beginning of the new century democracy has been clearly suffering from serious structural problems, rather than a few isolated ailments. Why has it run into trouble, can it be revived... Read more
Momir Djurovic
Over the past century there have been many profound scientific, technological, economic and social transformations. In the near future, probably, the most dramatic breakthroughs will be achieved through combinations of various scientific disciplines... Read more
Garry Jacobs
The future science of Economics must be human-centered, value-based, inclusive, global in scope and evolutionary in perspective. It needs to be fundamentally interdisciplinary to reflect the increasingly complex sectoral interconnections that characterize modern society. It must also be founded on transdisciplinary principles of social existence and human development that constitute the theoretical foundation... Read more
Tomas Björkman
The Market can be understood as a self-organizing system that is constantly evolving. Like all social institutions, it is governed by principles and rules created by society, not by any universal laws of nature. If it does not work the way we want it to, we have the power and freedom to change its rules. However, prevailing notions about the market... Read more
F. J. Radermacher
This article describes a global governance system that—from the author’s point of view—would lead to sustainability and allow the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which have just been adopted at the UN level. Major elements are (1) the integration of existing international regimes in the area of the UN, WTO... Read more
Ashok Natarajan
Society unknowingly follows the course of spiritual evolution. Spirituality is the quest for self-existent order and harmonious perfection. The evolution of society is driven by an irrepressible aspiration for the values that are the translation and embodiment of that order. The history of civilization is a record of its progressive emergence. Spirituality is the quest for a unifying reality that transcends all limitations... Read more
Garry Jacobs
The rational mind is the highest evolved status of human consciousness. The evolution of mind and civilization has proceeded hand in hand for millennia. The development of new capacities of mind made possible the development of tools, language, agriculture, permanent settlements ... Read more
Carlos Blanco
The exponential growth of knowledge demands an interdisciplinary reflection on how to integrate the different branches of the natural sciences and the humanities into a coherent picture of world, life, and mind. Insightful intellectual tools, like evolutionary Biology and Neuroscience, can facilitate this project ... Read more
Janani Ramanathan
Global civilization is the product of diverse cultures, each contributing a unique perspective arising from the development of different mental faculties and powers of mind. The momentous achievements of modern science are the result of the cumulative development of mind’s capacity for analytic thinking ... Read more
Marta Neškovic
In this article, a principal place is given to the question of how the ways we conceptualize the use of our mind influence the generation of social power. We define social power as the potency of socially integrated individuals to accomplish specific predetermined values ... Read more
Francis Brassard
Ruđer Josip Bošković (1711-1787) was a Jesuit priest and a scientist from the former Republic of Dubrovnik in today’s Croatia. He published many works in such fields as mathematics, physics, astronomy and geodesy ... Read more
Neantro Saavedra-Rivano
This paper offers some elements for the construction of a theory of global crises. It distinguishes between man-made crises and human-induced crises. The conceptual framework developed draws upon the ideas set forth by Douglass North... Read more
Luca Santini, Sandro Gobetti
A feeling of uncertainty about the future as well as the perception that the past classical securities are gone are widely spread among people. Criticism or disaffection affects the majority of the traditional political forces of the European continent... Read more
Winston P. Nagan, Megan Weeren
The general framework of this paper is to focus on the evolution of scienti c consciousness and the dramatic technological developments it has generated... Read more
Joanilio Rodolpho Teixeira, Rodolfo Marcílio Teixeira
Economic Neoliberalism in its most perverse form has been recapturing the imagination of policy makers worldwide. It emerged in the context of a prolonged crisis, increasing unemployment and unsustainability in the public sector... Read more