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Volume 1, Issue 4 - April 2012

Human Capital
Evolution from Violence to Law to Social Justice
Immediate Solution for the Greek Financial Crisis
Great Transformations
The Great Divorce: Finance and Economy
Economic Crisis and the Science of Economics
Simulated ICJ Judgment : Revisiting the Lawfulness of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons
Original Thinking
Inclusive growth: Why is it Important for Developing Asia?
From Limits to Growth to Limitless Growth
New Paradigm for Global Rule of Law
Social Evolution, Global Governance and a World Parliament
Flaws in the Concept of Nuclear Deterrance
Getting Risks Right:Thoughts about Increasing the Resilience of the Global Social & Economic System
Entropy and Economics
Law in Transition Biblioessay: Globalization, Human Rights, Environment, Technology
From European Union to World Union: Building Effective and Democratic Global Governance
Research Integrity: A Vital Condition for Science & Scholarship
Gender Perspectives on Climate Change & Human Security in India: An Analysis of National Missions on Climate Change
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Human Capital

Editorial

Society is a teeming ocean of human energies and capacities, unorganized but latent with unlimited productive potential. The organization of social energies and capacities converts social potential into Social Capital. Each member of society is a microcosm of human potential - an unorganized reservoir of energies, aspirations ... Read More

Original Thinking

Ashok Natarajan

History that comes to us as a chronology of events is really a collective existence that is evolving through several stages to develop Individuality in all members of the society. The human community, nation states, linguistic groups, local castes and classes, and families are the intermediate stages in development of the Individual. The social ... Read More

Simulated ICJ Judgment

Winston P. Nagan

The author prepared this simulated judgment at the request of Cadmus editors to demonstrate that there is ample ground for revisiting and revising the landmark 1996 advisory opinion of the ICJ on the legality of nuclear weapons. The ICJ failed to anticipate the proliferation of nuclear weapons, which expands the evolution of the concept of sovereignty ... Read More

Inclusive Growth: Why is it Important for Developing Asia?

Jesus Felipe

Although Asian countries attain relatively high growth rates of GDP, many citizens do not seem to benefit from it. To remedy this problem, multilateral development institutions have developed the concept of inclusive growth, defined as growth that allows all members of a society to participate ... Read More

From Limits to growth to Limitless Growth

Garry Jacobs & Ivo Šlaus

The publication of the Club of Rome's landmark report 'The Limits to Growth' in 1972 shook the intellectual foundations of social theory and challenged the very premises on which modern economy and prosperity are based. Once set in motion, it led to a revolutionary re-evaluation of human aspirations ... Read More

Getting Risks Right

Patrick M. Liedtke

The extraordinary extent of the financial crisis has inspired deep systemic reforms world-wide, rethinking financial stability, the resilience of our economic systems, and the role that national and international institutions play. While most of the ongoing activities are understandably centred on banks and the banking sector - the origin & centre of crisis... Read More

Flaws in the Concept of Nuclear Detterence

John Avery

The concept of nuclear deterrence is seriously flawed, and it violates the fundamental ethical principles of all major religions. Besides being morally unacceptable, nuclear weapons are also illegal according to a historic 1996 decision of the International Court of Justice, a ruling that reflects the opinion of the vast majority of the world's peoples ... Read More

Research Integrity

Pieter J. D. Drenth

Research misconduct is a serious threat to science and to society. A variety of Codes of Conduct for research integrity have been developed in Europe by universities, academies of sciences and funding organisations, but this has resulted in a patchwork of codes and procedures, which hampers international collaborative research. ALLEA and ESF... Read More

Social Evolution, Global Governance & a World Parliament

Andreas Bummel

This article describes the relevance of a world parliament in the context of long-term social evolution and the crisis of global governance. It is argued that due to the development of weapons of mass destruction and complex interdependency, war has ceased to be a driver of socio-evolutionary ... Read More

Law in Transition Biblioessay

Michael Marien

As globalization continues, many transformations in international and domestic laws are underway or called for. There are too many laws and too few, too much law that is inadequate or obsolete, and too much law-breaking. This biblioessay covers some 100 recent books, nearly all recently published, arranged in four categories 1) International Law includes six overviews/textbooks on comparative law ... Read More

New Paradigm for Global Rule of Law

Winston P. Nagan & Garry Jacobs

Law is both a condition and a consequence of social development, an outcome of the broader social process, a form of social organization which channels social energies based on the relative strength of past practice and precedent, the present balance of power and emerging social values. Values are the bedrock of social process ... Read More

From European Union to World Union

John McClintock

Sovereignty-sharing has placed European countries in a position to resolve their common problems through law, not war. As a result, the EU member states now live in peace together and take peace, justice and order for granted. The system of global governance is dysfunctional - some states are failing & the Security Council ... Read More

Entropy and Economics

John Scales Avery

In this essay, human society is regarded as a "superorganism", analogous to colonies of social insects. The digestive system of the human superorganism is the global economy, which ingests both free energy and resources, and later excretes them in a degraded form. This process involves an increase in entropy. Early in the 20th century, both Frederick Soddy and Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen ... Read More

Gender Perspectives on Climate Change & Human Security in India

Jyoti Parikh et al

Women play a crucial role in many activities essential for coping with climate change. Indian women appear to be more vulnerable than men to differential impacts of climate change because they share most of the household managing responsibilities but have limited ... Read More