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Emociones y Lenguaje en Educación y Política

Humberto Maturana. Me han pedido responder a una pregunta: ¿la educación actual sirve a Chile y a su juventud?, y en caso de respuesta afirmativa, ¿para qué o para quién? Al mismo tiempo, me han pedido que considere esto desde … Continue reading

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The Self-Organisation of Politics, Power and the Nation State

Society is self-organising or re-creative in the sense that new emergent structures result from interactions of actors, these structures enable and constrain actions and stimulate further practices. Political self-organisation is a reflexive process where political agents co-ordinate their actions in … Continue reading

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A Dynamic Systems View of Economic and Political Theory

Since the Early Modern period, political theory has assumed methodological individualism, similar to the atomistic mechanism that prevailed in physics. This leads to a combinatorial, linear political theory centred on individual actions serving individual interests. Similar trends developed in economics … Continue reading

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The Politics of Misinformation

The Politics of Misinformation is a critical examination of how and why the public has confidence in political progress and innovation even though most change is superficial. Concentrations of social and economic power produce illusions that create the impression of … Continue reading

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The Politics of Crowds

When sociology emerged as a discipline in the late nineteenth century, the problem of crowds constituted one of its key concerns. It was argued that crowds shook the foundations of society and led individuals into all sorts of irrational behaviour. … Continue reading

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Social Complexity in Project Management

In referencing social complexity, it seems that a problem description has been found that, at the very least, reveals the difference to traditional project management and opens the door to a space of solution into which we have yet only … Continue reading

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Youth Activists, Youth Councils, and Constrained Democracy

This article provides a critical examination of a common form of adult attempts to promote civic engagement among young people, namely, youth advisory councils. While youth councils have been widely celebrated as an effective way to integrate young people into … Continue reading

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Capital in the Twenty-First Century – A panel with Piketty, Stiglitz and Krugman

The French economist Thomas Piketty (Paris School of Economics) discussed his new book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century at the Graduate Center. In this landmark work, Piketty argues that the main driver of inequality—the tendency of returns on capital to … Continue reading

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Noblesse Oblige? Social Status and Economic Inequality Maintenance among Politicians

Economic inequality is at historically high levels in the United States and is among the most pressing issues facing society. And yet, predicting the behavior of politicians with respect to their support of economic inequality remains a significant challenge. Given … Continue reading

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Oligarchy – Elites, Interest Groups , and Average Citizens

The US government does not represent the interests of the majority of the country’s citizens, but is instead ruled by those of the rich and powerful, a new study from Princeton and Northwestern Universities has concluded. The report, entitled Testing … Continue reading

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