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200 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Preface Introduction: the case for a new economics 1 From knowledge to understanding 2 The function of economics in society 3 Keynesianism: its rise and fall 4 Honesty and value premises 5 Imitation of the exact sciences: reductionism, mathematical models and Pareto 6 Economic growth 7 Globalization 8 Compassion 9 The world on a collision course and the need for a new economics 10 A humane economics for the twenty-first century 11 The United States: an underdeveloping nation 12 A non-toxic teaching of economics 13 Implementation: from the village to a global order References and notes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781900322706 20160602
The economic system under which we live not only forces the great majority of humankind to live their lives in indignity and poverty but also threatens all forms of life on Earth. Economics Unmasked presents a cogent critique of the dominant economic system, showing that the theoretical constructions of mainstream economics work mainly to bring about injustice. The merciless onslaught on the global ecosystem of recent decades, brought about by the massive increase in the production of goods and the consequent depletion of nature's reserves, is not a chance property of the economic system. It is a direct result of neoliberal economic thinking, which recognizes value only in material things. The growth obsession is not a mistaken conception that mainstream economists can unlearn, it is inherent in their view of life. But a socio-economic system based on the growth obsession can never be sustainable. This book outlines the foundations of a new economics - where justice, human dignity, compassion and reverence for life are the guiding values. Contrary to the absurd assumption of mainstream economists that economics is a value-free science, a new economics must make its values explicit.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781900322706 20160602
Green Library
xxi, 133 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Part I Southern grounding of community: livelihood, healing, truth quest 1 Securing livelihoods: grounding of the relational path - a natural-communal perspective on community activation 2 Healing community: grounding of the eastern path of renewal - a Pax Africana perspective on community activation 3 Truth quest: grounding of the north-western path of reasoned realization - a primocracy perspective on community activation Part II Eastern emergence of community: permaculture, vitality of place, disclose new worlds 4 Permaculture: emergence via awakening of the relational path - an ecodynamic perspective on community activation 5 Vitality of place: emergence via awakening of the path of renewal - a developmental perspective on community activation 6 Disclose new worlds: integral awakening of community activation Part III Northern communal navigation: participatory action research, study circles, networks 7 Participatory action research: a research-laden institutional perspective on community activation 8 Study circles: an educational and institutional research perspective on community activation 9 Wealth of networks: a networked and institutionalized research perspective on community activation Part IV Western communal effect: build community, self-sufficiency, mutual development 10 Community building: an enterprise perspective on community activation 11 Self-sufficiency: an economic perspective on community activation 12 Mutual development: purveyors of the province - a mutual educational perspective on community activation Epilogue: the gene of community activation - relational, renewal, and reasoned realization paths.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138701243 20170220
As mass global and social media communications spread across the globe, we are seeing a need for a change in the way we approach issues of political and economic development. The effects of these growing communications are that, on the one hand, we see the significance of place rising, while on the other, marginalized people clamour to be heard and identities become increasingly threatened. We are quickly realizing that a 'one-size fits all' approach is not going to work. Despite more than half a century of attempts to address issues of development, we have seen fairly bleak results. In fact, the rising of economic stars, such as Japan and the Pacific Tigers hitherto, and China and India of late, have little to do with such programs of development or cultural studies, notwithstanding their accomplishment. Typically, such successes have developed top-down, with theories born and bred in the 'West' affecting, or maligning, practices in the 'rest'. The approach taken in this book looks at these developments by turning them on their head: instead, starting bottom-up with an emphasis on what the author terms 'community activation'. With a selection of case studies, this volume looks at where community activation can be found and explores how it could evolve and be of use in developing societies at large. In the process, he addresses such topics as how to embed development in a particular society, how to generate social and economic solidarity, and how to generate wealth from pre-industrial and post-industrial networks. This book provides a guide for readers on how to build community within their organization-and-society from the ground up.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138701243 20170220
Green Library
138 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Wachstum und sozioökologische Aufklärung
  • Ökologische Wachstumskritik als eine Modernekritik
  • Überblick
  • Die grüne Seele der Wachstumskritik : Thoreaus Waiden reloaded
  • Motive der Wachstumskritik
  • Mehr oder weniger? : Lebensexperimente
  • Natur und Kultur : ein Fazit
  • Sozioökologle der Industriegesellschaft
  • Spätkapitalismus, Industriegesellschaft und Ökologische Kritik
  • Dynamiken der Technologien
  • Konsequenzen industriellen Wachstums
  • Arbeit und Konsum in der Überflussgesellschaft
  • Industrialisierung, Arbeit und Konsum
  • Konsumkritik und Überflussgesellschaft
  • Überflussdynamiken
  • Überfluss : Begriff und historische Alternativen
  • Weniger oder mehr?
  • Steigerungsdiagnosen und Wachstumskritik
  • Steigerungen der Moderne
  • Gesellschaftstheorien als Ökologische Kritik und Alternativentwürfe
  • Eine Verfahrenswissenschaft nachhaltiger Entwicklung
  • Nachhaltige Entwicklung
  • Verfahrensrationalität, Verfahren und Verfahrenswissenschaft
  • Mittel oder Zwecke? Analyseperspektiven Ökologischer Wachstumskritik
  • Mittel und Zwecke in den Wachstumsdebatten
  • Erneuerung einer klassischen Analyseperspektive
  • Wachstumskritik und die prozedurale Verknüpfung von Mitteln und Zwecken
  • Mehr oder weniger?
  • Anders und besser
  • Zur Demokratisierung sozioökologischer Alternativen
  • Literatur.
Green Library
viii, 267 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • 1. Introduction 2. Social Capital: Elements and Dimensions 3. The Feasibility of Constructing Social Capital 4. Development and Not Just Growth 5. The Path to Development Through Social Capital 6. Social Capital in Neighborhood Development: Pianura, Naples 7. Social Capital in Educational Policy: Spain 8. Conclusions: Linking the Actors for Continuity and Sustainability.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137478009 20160619
The pursuit of sustainable development and smart growth is a main challenge today in countries around the world. Social capital is an asset of their territorial communities. It is also a precondition for national and local policies that aim to better the economic base and quality of life for all. This change is socially diffused, economically sustainable over time, and smart in its content. A significant stock of social capital facilitates such results because it links into the process of development planning institutional decision makers and socioeconomic stakeholders who share trust, solidarity norms, and a community vision. In the last thirty years, social capital has become a forceful concept in the social sciences, the subject of many scholarly works and a topic of keen interest and debate in policy circles. Yet the main focus has been on defining and measuring social capital, with little attention given to its value in promoting development policies. Social Capital in Development Planning updates and advances the debate on social capital through the analysis of the application of the concept of social capital to programs for sustainable and smart socioeconomic development; empirical findings; and a new paradigm for development planning.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137478009 20160619
Green Library


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