Contemporary Systems Thinking

Transformation from Wall Street to Wellbeing

Joining Up the Dots Through Participatory Democracy and Governance to Mitigate the Causes and Adapt to the Effects of Climate Change

Authors: McIntyre-Mills, Janet

  • Invites readers to participate in sustainable and ethical governance
  • Develops a reframed approach to measure wellbeing – not productivity – as a sign of economic success
  • Makes the case for social change through exploring post disciplinary and post materialist frameworks to address greed, zero sum competition for resources, the commodification of the powerless and the environment
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Transformation from Wall Street to Well-being: Joining up the dots through Participatory democracy and governance to mitigate the causes and adapt to the effects of climate change addresses accountable leadership, supports collective interests, ethical governance and fairness to future generations in order to develop systemic approaches relevant to these issues. The humanistic focus, whilst central, addresses how we see ourselves in relation to the environment. It explores cultural perspectives in developed and developing parts of the world where people have a closer connection with the natural environment in comparison to those who live in cities. Furthermore the book discusses participatory action research to prefigure a means to hold the market to ensure that the use of resources that are necessary for the common good are accessible and equitable. The essential systemic aim this book offers is to balance human needs with nature. The research summarizes the discourses and the adaptive praxis in order to develop a bridge between cosmopolitan ethics and cosmopolitan governance. It does this in the interest of supporting and using cultural designs for living that support quality of life and spans five core domains as explained by the author. Overall, this monograph helps evaluates the extent to which the introduced approaches enable the community to consider their perceived assets and risks and the implications of their consumption choices.

About the authors

Janet McIntyre-Mills is Associate Professor Flinders University, and Adjunct Professor University of Indonesia. Her books address social and environmental justice concerns and include, for example: ‘Global Citizenship and Social Movements’, Harwood, McMillan, ‘Critical Systemic Praxis for Social and Environmental Justice’, Springer; ‘Systemic Governance and Accountability: working and re-working the conceptual and spatial boundaries,’ published by Springer; ‘User Centric policy design to address complex need’s, Nova Science. Emergence has recently published ‘Identity, democracy and sustainability’. It proposes a new architecture for governance.

Her research addresses wellbeing, consciousness and cosmopolitan ethics associated with the design and transformation of governance and democracy. It focuses on excessive social, economic and environmental consumption and suggests ways to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change through protecting cultural ecosystems. She is a board member of several journals, including the Journal of Globalization Studies, Systems Research and Behavioural Science, for example. She is an elected board member of Research Committee 10 on Participation and Organizational Transformation of the International Sociological Association, and has participated in Research Committee 51 of Socio-cybernetics. She is also a member of the International Systems Sciences and the Action Learning and Action Association.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction and Overview

    McIntyre-Mills, Janet

    Pages 1-13

  • Vulnerability and Risk: Towards Stewardship of a Post-Carbon Economy

    McIntyre-Mills, Janet

    Pages 15-76

  • Facing Up to Fin De Siècle culture

    McIntyre-Mills, Janet

    Pages 77-102

  • New Regionalist Monitory Democracy and Governance: A Reply to the So-Called Problem of Cosmopolitan Politics

    McIntyre-Mills, Janet

    Pages 103-135

  • Greed and Complicity

    McIntyre-Mills, Janet

    Pages 137-166

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  • ISBN 978-1-4899-7857-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transformation from Wall Street to Wellbeing
Book Subtitle
Joining Up the Dots Through Participatory Democracy and Governance to Mitigate the Causes and Adapt to the Effects of Climate Change
Authors
Series Title
Contemporary Systems Thinking
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4899-7466-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4899-7466-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4899-7465-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-7857-8
Series ISSN
1568-2846
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 221
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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