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Volume 2, Issue 6, Part 1 - April 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

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 Đurović
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