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Volume 4, Issue 5 - November 2021

Garry Jacobs, Janani Ramanathan, Ralph Wolff, Remus Pricopie, Piero Dominici, Alberto Zucconi
It is possible, for the first time ever, to provide every human being with the means to acquire an education ... Read more
Juri Engelbrecht, Robert Kitt
Humanity’s estimated ecological footprint was 1.7 times as fast as planet Earth can renew it. We should also account for the social footprint which is the impact of human decisions and actions on the social fabric of society. Read more
Mamphela Ramphele
What the COVID-19 pandemic and the climate change catastrophes have taught us is that wellbeing of a few is wellbeing of none, and that climate change impacts do not respect geographic nor... Read more
Thomas Reuter
Let us all set an expectation that would-be leaders need to show a commitment to work hard to dispel fear in the face of crisis, and to seek tirelessly... Read more
Thomas Reuter
TJD points toward necessary changes in human behaviour on a massive scale, and the necessity of redistribution of power so that the world’s future is not determined by companies, governments and institutions which favor their own agendas over the needs... Read more
Michael Marien
Now is the time to correct this “glaring blind spot” in how we measure prosperity and progress; new measures are needed to complement GDP, which fails to capture the human and environmental destruction of some businesses. Read more
Marta Neškovic, Ivana Lazarovski
Youth movements are one of the strongest catalysts of social evolution and future change. To accomplish a much-needed system transformation, however, it will be necessary to continually assess... Read more
Petra Kuenkel
The doctrine of free markets with constant economic growth is still enshrined as governments’ main goal and manifests in the tyranny of GDP increase as the single most important metric for societal progress. Read more
Ash Pachauri, Drishya Pathak, Komal Mittal, Meghana Elsa Thomas, Nahid Pérez Ayala, Norma Patricia Muñoz Sevilla, Philo Magdalene A, Vanessa Anahí Hernández Vázquez
The environmental crisis can only be efficiently addressed and solved when each and every one of the deep-rooted social, economic, and political issues around the world... Read more
Barry Gills, Jamie Morgan
Mainstream economics has little time for discussion of values or of its own role in the world because its concept of science has undermined the capacity of economists to reflect and work with norms and with power – these are shunned as ‘ideological’, as ‘distortions’ of a fact focused science. Read more
Rama Mani
Democracy is not about perfection: it is as fallible as the human beings who choose it as their political system and as the humans they put in place to guide it. Read more
Shoshana Bekerman
Peace is not only a political problem defined by the absence of violence and war but is also characterized by the liberation of fear and includes political,... Read more
Robert Van Harten
A silent revolution occurs per definition outside our views. The present silent revolution is the unprecedented shift of focus away from numbers towards values. At a time of crisis where all numbers fail us, the future of the world is opened, directed, and saved through values. Read more
Ashok Natarajan
Individualism is the freedom of the ego to tyrannize over others for its own aggrandisement. Individuality is the quest of the soul for self-perfection and universal well-being. Read more
WAAS ST Working Group
The Societal Transformation Working Group brings together a diverse group of thinkers. They discuss the deep systemic change and societal transformation needed to protect humanity and all life on Earth. Read more
Robert Horn
To manage complexity in the modern world requires large-scale visual language diagrams that are called “information murals.” These murals present the science involved in major global and local issues; describe the policies that may respond to ... Read more

Volume 4 Issue 5

Inside this Issue


A New Paradigm in Global Higher Education
- Garry Jacobs et al

Knowledge Generation and Interdisciplinarity
- Juri Engelbrecht & Robert Kitt

Global Governance for the 21st century
- Mamphela Ramphele

Achieving Global Justice, Security and Sustainability: Compassion as a Transformative Method
- Thomas Reuter

The Jena Declaration
- Thomas Reuter

Our Common Agenda
- Michael Marien

Youth Groups: A Quick Look at International Organizations
- Marta Neškovic & Ivana Lazarovski

Repurposing Economies
- Petra Kuenkel

Environmental Justice and Equity
- Ash Pachauri et al.

Climate & Ecological Emergencies demand a New Paradigm
- Barry Gills & Jamie Morgan

Terrorism, Security & Democracy
- Rama Mani

A Global Culture of Peace
- Shoshana Bekerman

The Silent Revolution
- Robert van Harten

Reconciling Individualism & Collectivism
- Ashok Natarajan

11 Essays on Societal Transformation (ST)
- WAAS ST Working Group

  1. Global System Change: A Whole System Approach to Societal Transformation
    - Frank Dixon

  2. Process of Social Transformation
    - Garry Jacobs

  3. An Integral Approach to Social Transformation
    - Mariana Bozesan

  4. Transformation Literacy as a Collective Stewardship Task
    - Petra Kuenkel

  5. From Below: Roots and Grassroots of Societal Transformation, The Social Construction of Change
    - Piero Dominici

  6. Transformations to Sustainability
    - Thomas Reuter

  7. Transversalism and transformative praxes: Globalization from below
    - Barry Gills & S. A. Hamed Hosseini

  8. Effective tools for promoting change in complex and interrelated realities
    - Alberto Zucconi

  9. Systemic Change through a new Paradigm in Global Education
    - Janani Ramanathan

  10. What Constitutes Societal Transformation?
    - Benno Werlen

  11. The Emerging Economic Renaissance
    - Jay Bragdon

Art + Science + Policy
- Robert Horn

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