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Volume 2, Issue 4 - May 2015

Ten Points on New Paradigms*
A New Beginning*
The 70th Anniversary of the creation of the United Nations: Giving Peace a Chance
The World is Helping Ukraine: Can Ukraine Help the World?
New Paradigm Quest
Is the World Floundering or Has She a Vision?
Preventing Hell on Earth
Uncorking the Future: Transitions to a New Paradigm
From Reset to Reboot?
Leadership for a New Paradigm in Human Development
Employment & the Unity of Social Sciences*
The Double Helix of Learning and Work*
Contours of New Economic Theory
Can we Finance the Energy Transition?*
The New Paradigm of Social Evolution: Modern Society between Hope and Tragedy
Book Review
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Ten Points on New Paradigms

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev

Contemporary challenges create the need for a new paradigm of global development. This is why Kazakhstan wants to tackle this problem. President Nursultan Nazarbayev launched the G-Global initiative that aims at ... Read More

A New Beginning

Federico Mayor

It’s true that in the last few years there has been an enormous decline on all fronts and in all areas. The world, including and not restricted to Europe and Spain, undoubtedly suffers from its effects ... Read More

The 70th Anniversary of the creation of the United Nations: Giving Peace a Chance

Christian Guillermet-Fernández & David Fernández Puyana

War and peace perpetually alternate. Peace is always seen as an endless project, even a dream, to be realised in brotherhood ... Read More

The World is Helping Ukraine: Can Ukraine Help the World?

Bohdan Hawrylyshyn

Because of the military aggression by Russia, Ukraine is in war, and is in a poor political, economic, social and ecological state. The world is helping Ukraine by condemning its actions, by .... Read More

New Paradigm Quest

Alexander Likhotal

Global economic growth has undoubtedly produced enormous benefits for hundreds of millions of people in both developed and developing countries. But we are heading fast into a perfect storm of connected environmental ... Read More

Is the World Floundering or Has She a Vision?

Ashok Natarajan

To all appearances the world seems to be floundering without leadership, direction or even a clear formulation of goals and processes. Yet, paradoxically, amidst the apparent chaos and confusion ... Read More

Preventing Hell on Earth

Yehezkel Dror

To fulfill its mission a human-centered WAAS paradigm should combine optimism with pessimism. An essential meta-value is avoiding the bad, in addition to achieving “the good”. Realistic assessment of human beings is a must. An appropriate ... Read More

Uncorking the Future: Transitions to a New Paradigm

Garry Jacobs

This article explores issues discussed at three recent WAAS events regarding the process of transition to a new paradigm. The prominent institutions and policies governing the present paradigm are founded ... Read More

From Reset to Reboot?

Alexander Likhotal

The Ukrainian crisis provoked a serious and dangerous deterioration of relations between Russia and the West. However the relations between Russia and the West should not be reduced to the current Ukrainian crisis. The rational interpretation requires getting rid of Cold war prejudices ... Read More

Leadership for a New Paradigm in Human Development

Janani Harish

Everyone takes decisions and initiatives. Leaders take charge and initiate changes. Transformational leaders take responsibility for all and, guided by positive values, lead society into the future ... Read More

Employment and the Unity of Social Sciences

Ivo Šlaus

Employment and the unity of social sciences are discussed. The paper argues that employment is the simplest and the best indicator of human-centered sustainable and secure development .... Read More

The Double Helix of Learning and Work: Chapter 4 - The Knowledge Economy and Work

Orio Giarini & Mircea Malitza

The Double Helix of Learning and Work by Orio Giarini and Mircea Malitza is a report to the Club of Rome first published by UNESCO in 2003. It advances fundamental paradigm changing ideas in the field of education ... Read More

Contours of New Economic Theory

Garry Jacobs

The need for a paradigm change in economic thought has been well established, but the contours and fundamental characteristics of a new paradigm ... Read More

Can we Finance the Energy Transition?

Janani Harish

The energy sector is pivotal to our aspirations for a sustainable planet and yet two major challenges face policymakers worldwide. The first is to decide ... Read More

The New Paradigm of Social Evolution

Dimitar Tchurovsky

Social evolution is a continuation of biological evolution. The difference is the presence of mind, language and thinking. Therefore, society can be viewed .... Read More

Book Review

Michael Marien

Review of 2013-14 State of the Future by Jerome C. Glenn, et al. ... Read More