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The Human Capacity for Transformational Change : Harnessing the collective mind

By: Brown, Valerie A.
Contributor(s): Harris, John A.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014Description: 1 online resource (249 p.).ISBN: 9781136263521.Subject(s): Environmental management | Environmental policy | Human ecology | Power (Social sciences) | Social change | Sustainable developmentGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Human Capacity for Transformational Change : Harnessing the collective mindDDC classification: 338.9/27 | 338.927 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of figures, tables and boxes; Foreword; Acknowledgements; PART I Changing minds; 1 Living with transformational change: a future for the collective mind; 2 The Darwinian mind: the next step in human evolution; 3 The Gaian mind: people and planet as a self-organising system; 4 The cybernetic mind: human social networks in cyberspace; 5 The Herculean mind: seven challenging tasks; 6 The collective mind: asking refl ective questions; PART II Changing society; 7 Inclusive language: hearing all the voices
8 Transformation science: a science of change9 Collective governance: democracy for the next millennium; 10 Collaborative economy and gift relationships; 11 Life-long education: learning without limits; 12 The collective self: asking introspective questions; PART III Changing worlds; 13 Utopian thinking in a connected world; Bibliography; Index
Summary: Pressures for transformational change have become a regular feature of most fields of human endeavour. Master-thinkers and visionaries alike have reframed existing divisions as connecting relationships, bringing together as dynamic systems the supposed opposites of parts and wholes, stability and change, individuals and society, and rational and creative thinking. This reframing of opposites as interconnected wholes has led to realisation of the power of a collective mind.This book offers ways and means of creating the synergies that are crucial in influencing a desired transformational change
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Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of figures, tables and boxes; Foreword; Acknowledgements; PART I Changing minds; 1 Living with transformational change: a future for the collective mind; 2 The Darwinian mind: the next step in human evolution; 3 The Gaian mind: people and planet as a self-organising system; 4 The cybernetic mind: human social networks in cyberspace; 5 The Herculean mind: seven challenging tasks; 6 The collective mind: asking refl ective questions; PART II Changing society; 7 Inclusive language: hearing all the voices

8 Transformation science: a science of change9 Collective governance: democracy for the next millennium; 10 Collaborative economy and gift relationships; 11 Life-long education: learning without limits; 12 The collective self: asking introspective questions; PART III Changing worlds; 13 Utopian thinking in a connected world; Bibliography; Index

Pressures for transformational change have become a regular feature of most fields of human endeavour. Master-thinkers and visionaries alike have reframed existing divisions as connecting relationships, bringing together as dynamic systems the supposed opposites of parts and wholes, stability and change, individuals and society, and rational and creative thinking. This reframing of opposites as interconnected wholes has led to realisation of the power of a collective mind.This book offers ways and means of creating the synergies that are crucial in influencing a desired transformational change

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<p>Valerie A. Brown is Director of the Local Sustainability Project, Human Ecology Program, Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University, Emeritus Professor of Environmental Health and author of over 12 books and 110 refereed journal papers on collective thinking and the collective mind.<br> <br> John A. Harris is a university academic, outdoors educator and collective action researcher with the Local Sustainability Project and Alliance for Regenerative Landscape, Agriculture and Social Health in Australia.</p>

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