A World In Transition: Humankind and Nature

The Green Book of “Einstein Meets Magritte”

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ISBN: 978-94-010-3741-9 (Print) 978-94-007-0856-3 (Online)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvii

  2. Social Change and the Individual Condition

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      Pages 1-18

      A Critique of the Competitiveness Imperative and Current Globalisation

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      Pages 19-31

      Barriers of Human Evolution

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      Pages 33-42

      Altered States of Society: A Tentative Approach

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      Pages 43-82

      Social Space: From Freedom to Freedom of Movement

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      Pages 83-90

      Hunger Strikes: The Dramaturgy of Starvation Politics

  3. Complex Evolution and Fundamental Emergent Transformations

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      Pages 91-103

      Supra-Human Institutions and the Human Condition

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      Pages 105-120

      Stability, Turbulence, Chaos?: Systems Analogies and Metaphors, and Change in Contemporary World Politics

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      Pages 121-132

      Confronting Health Transition Complexity

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      Pages 133-156

      Non-Natural Cultural Universals Exist

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      Pages 157-173

      Communication: The Key to Understanding the Very Nature of ‘Life’, ‘Death’ and the Force Driving Evolution

  4. Ecological Transformation and Responsibility Inquiries

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      Pages 175-196

      Science and Environmental Law. The Perspectives of Truth-Pluralism

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      Pages 197-204

      Strength and Weakness (SWOT) Analysis of Humankind to Overcome the Global Ecological Challenges

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      Pages 205-215

      “And you, my Mountain, will you Never Walk Towards me?”

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      Pages 217-223

      Humankind and Nature

  5. Rural Economic-Ecological and Socio-Technical Equilibria

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      Pages 225-242

      Rural Development Knowledge: Indigenous, Necessary, Appropriate

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      Pages 243-255

      The Predicament of Ecological-Economic Valuation and the Need for Linkage Through an Institutional Framework

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      Pages 257-270

      The Post-Industrial Society: What Future are we Preparing?

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      Pages 271-281

      Scarcity Versus Fertility Two Ways of Thinking About Economy

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 283-287