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Volume 3, Issue 2 - May-June, 2017

Globalisation Trapped
Quest for a New Paradigm in Economics - A Synthesis of Views of the New Economics Working Group*
Toward a New Theory of Sustainable Development: Drawing on Insights from Developments in Modern Legal Theory*

João Caraça
The promise of making society progress through the direct applications of science was finally fulfilled in the mid-20th century. Science progressed immensely, propelled by the effects of the two world wars. The first science-based technologies saw the daylight during the 1940s and their transformative power was such that neither the military, nor subsequently the markets, allowed science to return intact to its curiosity-driven nest. Technoscience was born then and (being progressively Read more
Garry Jacobs, Mark Swilling, Winston P. Nagan, Jamie Morgan, Barry Gills
The remarkable economic achievements of the past two centuries have cast an illusion of omniscience on the discipline of Economics, which even repeated catastrophic policy failures have still not entirely banished. The gap and disjuncture between prevailing economic wisdom and its effective application to promote human welfare and well-being are enormous and widening rapidly. Read more
Winston P. Nagan, Craig Hammer, Maxat Akhmetkaliyeva
In the light of the countless hours invested in the development of the Sustainable Development Goals—the set of targets and indicators relating to future international human and sustainable development, which replaced the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) at the end of 2015 —by hundreds of the world’s top minds Read more
Stefan Brunnhuber
Despite rising expenditure and general enrolment rates on a global level, educational output is stagnating, if not declining. Read more
Carlos Alvarez Pereira
A new perspective is attempted on the role played by Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in the evolution of human societies in the last few decades Read more
Carlos Blanco
Any expression of rationality is based upon premises, many of which cannot be ultimately justified. The role of these presuppositions becomes particularly important in the domains of the social sciences and the humanities Read more
Winston P. Nagan, Megan Weeren
This article explores a particular aspect of the role of anticipation in social and legal processes. The program begins by recognizing that social interaction happens within a time- space manifold of events. Read more
Ashok Natarajan
This article argues for a positive, comprehensive conception of peace that goes beyond the mere absence of war and a more integrated conception of human security that encompasses a wider range of issues than threats of physical violence. Read more
Martin Ramirez, Juan Cayón-Peña
Scientists have an important role not only in avoiding inappropriate and dangerous decisions, but also advising policymakers and other stakeholders about the best and wiser moves to make towards a human-centered society Read more
Thomas Reuter
Contemporary economies must undergo a transformation to sustainability if we are to avoid a descent into ecological and socio-political crises of ever escalating severity. In order to achieve such a major reform, principles Read more
Michael Marien, Michael Sales
In 2008, MIT’s Peter Senge et al. wrote that the Industrial Age bubble was ending and that, especially due to climate change, a “Necessary Revolution” was needed to create a sustainable ourishing world in the decades ahead. Read more