WE THE PEOPLE CONSENTING TO A DEEPER DEMOCRACY

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We The People

Author : John A. Buck
ISBN : 0979282705
Genre : Law
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"We the People" describes a new method of governing that creates more inclusive and efficient organizations. Sociocracy ensures the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness to everyone, and in the process, makes businesses more profitable and non-profit organizations more effective.
Category: Law

We The People

Author : John Buck
ISBN : 097928273X
Genre : Consensus (Social sciences)
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Sociocracy uses cybernetics and the study of biological systems to design organizations that are powerful, self-organizing, and self-correcting. Democracy promises the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, but in practice, only to the majority or the rich. Sociocracy ensures these rights for everyone."We the People" explains how.
Category: Consensus (Social sciences)

The New Leadership Paradigm

Author : Richard Barrett
ISBN : 9781445716725
Genre : Business & Economics
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New from Richard Barrett, The New Leadership Paradigm is more than a leadership text book (530 pages), it is a state-of-the-art learning system for 21st century leaders. The book is in six parts. Part 1 describes the fundamental principles and concepts that lie at the core of the New Leadership Paradigm learning system. Parts 2, 3, 4 & 5 apply these principles to Leading Self, Leading a Team, Leading an Organisation, and Leading in Society. The final part includes three annexes: information about the New Leadership Paradigm leadership development learning system; an overview of the Cultural Transformation Tools and an overview of the origins of the seven levels of consciousness model.
Category: Business & Economics

Climate Crisis And The Democratic Prospect

Author : Frank Fischer
ISBN : 9780192525734
Genre : Political Science
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Can contemporary democratic governments tackle climate crisis? Some argue that democracy has to be a central part of a strategy to deal with climate change. Others argue that experience shows it not to be up to the challenge in the time frame available-that it will require a stronger hand, even a form of eco-authoritarianism. A question that does not lend itself to an easy assessment, this volume seeks to out and assess the competing answers. While the book supports the case for environmental democracy, it argues that establishing and sustaining democratic practices will be difficult during the global climate turmoil ahead, especially in the face of state of emergencies. This inquiry undertakes a search for an appropriate political-ecological strategy for preserving a measure of democratic governance during hard times. Without ignoring the global dimensions of the crisis, the analysis finds an alternative path in the theory and practices participatory environmental governance embodied in a growing relocalization movement, and global eco-localism generally. Although such movements largely operate under the radar of the social sciences, the media and the political realm generally, these vibrant socio-ecological movements not only speak to the crisis ahead, but are already well established and thriving on the ground, including ecovillages, eco-communes, eco-neighborhoods, and local transition initiatives. With the help of these ideas and projects, the task is to influence the discourse of environmental political theory in ways that can be of assistance to those who will face climate crisis in its full magnitude.
Category: Political Science

Social Justice And Educational Measurement

Author : Zachary Stein
ISBN : 9781317366928
Genre : Education
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Social Justice and Educational Measurement addresses foundational concerns at the interface of standardized testing and social justice in American schools. Following John Rawls’s philosophical methods, Stein builds and justifies an ethical framework for guiding practices involving educational measurement. This framework demonstrates that educational measurement can both inhibit and ensure just educational arrangements. It also clarifies a principled distinction between efficiency-oriented testing and justice-oriented testing. Through analysis of several historical case studies that exemplify ethical issues related to testing, this book explores and propounds speculative design principles and arguments in favour of radically democratic school reforms, which address how the future of testing might be shaped to ensure justice for all. These case studies cover the widespread use of IQ-style testing in schools during the early decades of the 20th century; the founding of the Educational Testing Service; and the recent history of test-based accountability associated with No Child Left Behind. Social Justice and Educational Measurement will be essential reading for academics, researchers and postgraduate students in education, testing and assessment, and the philosophy of education. It will also be of interest to policymakers and educational administrators.
Category: Education

Research Handbook On Climate Governance

Author : Karin Bäckstrand
ISBN : 9781783470600
Genre : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
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The 2009 United Nations climate conference in Copenhagen is often represented as a watershed in global climate politics, when the diplomatic efforts to negotiate a successor agreement to the Kyoto Protocol failed and was replaced by a fragmented and decentralized climate governance order. In the post-Copenhagen landscape the top-down universal approach to climate governance has gradually given way to a more complex, hybrid and dispersed political landscape involving multiple actors, arenas and sites. The Handbook contains contributions from more than 50 internationally leading scholars and explores the latest trends and theoretical developments of the climate governance scholarship.
Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Legal Secrets

Author : Kim Lane Scheppele
ISBN : 0226737780
Genre : Law
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Does the seller of a house have to tell the buyer that the water is turned off twelve hours a day? Does the buyer of a great quantity of tobacco have to inform the seller that the military blockade of the local port, which had depressed tobacco sales and lowered prices, is about to end? Courts say yes in the first case, no in the second. How can we understand the difference in judgments? And what does it say about whether the psychiatrist should disclose to his patient's girlfriend that the patient wants to kill her? Kim Lane Scheppele answers the question, Which secrets are legal secrets and what makes them so? She challenges the economic theory of law, which argues that judges decide cases in ways that maximize efficiency, and she shows that judges use equality as an important principle in their decisions. In the course of thinking about secrets, Scheppele also explores broader questions about judicial reasoning—how judges find meaning in legal texts and how they infuse every fact summary with the values of their legal culture. Finally, the specific insights about secrecy are shown to be consistent with a general moral theory of law that indicates what the content of law should be if the law is to be legitimate, a theory that sees legal justification as the opportunity to attract consent. This is more than a book about secrets. It is also a book about the limits of an economic view of law. Ultimately, it is a work in constructive legal theory, one that draws on moral philosophy, sociology, economics, and political theory to develop a new view of legal interpretation and legal morality.
Category: Law

Resurgence

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ISBN : NWU:35556035626357
Genre : Conservation of natural resources
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Category: Conservation of natural resources