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Law in Transition Biblioessay: Globalization, Human Rights, Environment, Technology
Taming Global Governance Idea Chaos: A “Frontier Frame” for Recent Books
Book Review - 2052: A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years
New and Appropriate Economics for the 21st Century: A Survey of Critical Books, 1978-2013
Book review — Money and Sustainability: The Missing Link
Book Review — Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing
Book Review - The Climate Bonus: Co-benefits of Climate Policy by Alison Smith
Book Reviews
Book Review
WAAS-UN: A Special Consultative Status and its Inspirational Value

James Surwilo
 Get Full Text in PDF The SIMPOL Solution: A New way to think about solving the world’s Biggest Problems, 2018, Amherst: Prometheus Reviewed by James Surwillo* In The Simpol Solution, John Bunzl and Nick Duffell take a multi-disciplinary approach to what systems theorist Horst Rittel forty-five years ago called a “wicked problem”. Wicked problems are insoluble, contradictable, multi-... Read more
Michael Marien
 Get Full Text in PDF Come On! Capitalism, Short-termism, Population and the Destruction of the Planet. A Report to the Club of Rome. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker and Anders Wijkman (CoR Co-Presidents), with 34 more CoR Members. New York: Springer Science, Jan 2018, 220 pp, $29.99. The Club of Rome is an unusual organization with an unusual history. The initial 1972 report to CoR on the... Read more
Michael Marien
 Get Full Text in PDF Reviewed by Michael Marien A Farewell to Ice: A Report from the Arctic. Peter Wadhams (Prof. of Ocean Physics, Cambridge University). New York: Oxford University Press, Sept 2017, 240p, $21.95pb. (First published in UK by Allen Lane, Feb 2017.) Global Green Shift: When Ceres Meets Gaia. John A. Mathews (Prof. of Management, Macquarie University). London and... Read more
Donato Kiniger-Passigli
 Get Full Text in PDF As of July 2017, the World Academy of Art & Science, founded in 1960 by eminent thinkers and scientists, has something in common with more acclaimed and celebrated organizations such as CARE International, Greenpeace or Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders). The commonality is the newly acquired special “consultative status” of WAAS vis-à-vis the... Read more
Michael Marien
 Get Full Text in PDF Two Cheers for the Millennium Project2013-14 State of the Future (17th Edition) Jerome C. Glenn* (Director, Millennium Project), Theodore J. Gordon (Senior Fellow, Millennium Project), and Elizabeth Florescu (Director of Research, Millennium Project). Washington: The Millennium Project, April 2014, 247p (6x9”), $39.95pb. PDF in English or Spanish, $29.95. Read more
Michael Marien
 Get Full Text in PDF Humanity-Craft for New Epoch LeadersAvant-Garde Politician: Leaders for a New Epoch Yehezkel Dror (Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem). Washington: Westphalia Press (Policy Studies Organization), April 2014, 350p, $17.50pb. [With Comparative Comment on Henry Kissinger World Order (Penguin, Sept 2014) and Ross Jackson, Occupy... Read more
Michael Marien
Sixteen Worldviews: A Summation of Recent Reviews Now for the Long Term: The Report of the Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations Security and Sustainability The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies Get Full Text in PDF Sixteen Worldviews:A Summation of Recent Reviews Where is humanity headed? What are the major problems that must be... Read more
Michael Marien
Alison Smith(UK). London & NY: Earthscan/Routledge, Jan 2013, 408p, $59.95pb. Review by Michael Marien  Get Full Text in PDF For several decades, we have heard, over and over, that climate change is a very bad development, and that addressing climate change and evolving to a sustainable or low-carbon society are a necessary response—seemingly painful in the short term, desirable in the... Read more
Michael Marien
Get Full Text in PDF Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds Climate Change and National Security: A Country-Level Analysis World Energy Outlook 2012 Global Trends 2030: Alternative WorldsNational Intelligence Council Washington: NIC, Dec 2012, 137p, $9.99pb; $1.99Kindle (download free at* The fifth quadrennial installment of the NIC series “aimed at providing a... Read more
Michael Marien
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract Economics is an important construct explaining human wealth and well-being. Many economic ideas of the industrial era, however, are not appropriate to 21st century economies, where human and natural capital are increasingly valued, and simplistic assessments of wealth, national product, growth, and human happiness are increasingly questioned due to bad economic... Read more
Ivo Šlaus, Garry Jacobs
Get Full Text in PDF A Report from the Club of Rome – EU Chapter to Finance Watch and the World Business Academy By Bernard Lietaer, Christian Arnsperger, Sally Goerner and Stefan Brunnhuber Triarchy Press 2012 This report by WAAS Fellow Bernard Lietaer and his associates addresses important theoretical and practical issues regarding modern monetary systems. The central thesis of the report is... Read more
Michael Marien
Get Full Text in PDF Report of the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability NY: United Nations, 30 Jan 2012, 94p (download full report or 22p Overview at This report is the latest UN vision of what must be done for a sustainable planet—essentially an update of the 1987 Brundtland report—featuring 56 proposals to empower people, to promote a... Read more
Michael Marien
Get Full Text in PDF 2052: A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years is a report to the CoR commemorating the 40th anniversary of The Limits to Growth, written by one of the four original authors. This broad forecast is “an informed guess tracing the big lines in what I see as the probable global evolution toward 2052…the most likely global roadmap to 2052 so that I would know what I am in for... Read more
Michael Marien
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract 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... Read more