About this book series

This series on Pioneers in Arts, Humanities, Science, Engineering, Practice (PAHSEP) presents eminent conceptual thinkers, scholars, policymakers and practitioners who—as pioneers in a specific field of research or an area of political debate—have had an innovative, long-lasting national, regional or global impact on issues crucial for humankind in the twenty-first century.

This book series will present the work of distinguished scholars in the arts, in the humanities, in the natural or social sciences, in engineering and in practice—from many disciplines and from all parts of the world—who have inspired scientific and policy debates and who with their conceptual and scholarly work have introduced new areas or topics of scientific analysis, research and teaching.

The series on Pioneers in Arts, Humanities, Science, Engineering, Practice (PAHSEP) will also include influential and successful policymakers who have had a major

impact on domestic societal change, multilateral diplomacy and decision-making, primarily in their own areas of expertise. The goal of this series on Pioneers in Arts, Humanities, Science, Engineering, Practice (PAHSEP) is in each case to publish selected major texts by a pioneer in a particular field of scientific analysis and political practice together with a biography and a bibliography—or for practitioners a survey of their major policy speeches and the decisions they have influenced.

The reader who is interested in the impact of new ideas on scientific and technological innovations in different disciplines and of innovative policy decisions on national and international policies can thus easily access the overall work of the pioneer presented. Each pioneer in the PAHSEP series will be introduced by a colleague who is familiar with the pioneer’s innovative work as a scholar or practitioner and who will place her or his work in the context of one or mo

re scientific disciplines or political issue areas. This will be accompanied by a personal and professional biography and a comprehensive bibliography, or in the case of policymakers with a brief survey of key innovative policy decisions. Then, the pioneer or a colleague will introduce selected benchmark papers, place them into the context of the author’s own work, and reflect on the impact they have had on the continuing scientific, technological or policy debate.

All books in this series range from 55,000 to 250,000 words, and are published as printed books in softcover and as e-books, and are also available as individual chapters. All members of academic institutions globally that subscribe to the relevant book package of SpringerLink have free access to these e-books and may obtain MyCopy at a highly discounted price. More details are on the website of the Series Editor: .

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  • Hans Guenter Brauch

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