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Integral polity, integrating nature, сulture, society and economy - Ronnie Lessem

Year 2015

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About the AuthorsPROLOGUE: An Introduction to Integral Polity: Nature, Culture, Society, EconomyPart 1: IntroductionStarting with the coreOur core variations on a generally integral themeWilber's integral spirituality to Perlas' integral sustainable DevelopmentSekem and Its Sustainability Flower: Natural, Cultural, societal, EconomicFuture Primal: Individuation, Discussion, Direct Democracy, Big PictureThe Four Elements: Material, spiritual, Emotional, Vital-energeticIntegral Worlds: South, East, North, West and Centre; Releasing GENE-iusIn pursuit of integrityDisintegrated to integral stateThe origins of political orderPart 2: Southern: Nature/Community: Earth: Direct DemocracyNatural and communal grounding: constituting AfricaNatural emergence: tradition and modernity: reflections on AfricaNatural and communal navigation: democracy, development, auto-centricityNatural and communal effect: food security AT ChinyikaPart 3: Eastern: Culture/spirituality: Air: Big PictureCultural and spiritual grounding: the human cycleSpiral Dynamics Integral: The Emergence of Cultural MemesCultural and Spiritual Navigation: Threefold CommonwealthCultural and Spiritual Effect: Sarvodaya: Awakening AllPart 4: Northern: Society/Technology: Water: InteractionSocial and technical grounding: living in truthCultural, social and technological emergence: integral innovationSocial and technical navigation: self-management/cooperative associationSocial and technical effect: integral green sloveniaPart 5: Environment/Economics: Fire: IndividuationEnvironmental and economic grounding: the American soulEnvironmental emergence: future primalEnvironmental navigation: politics of natureEconomic and environmental effect: Brazil's CuritibaPart 6: Integrally-Based Islamic Polity: Mandala as a wholeIntegral grounding: contemporary relevance of the qur'anIntegral emergence: islam as a harmonic worldviewIntegral navigation: the potential of the people's springIntegral effect: sekemPART I. IN PURSUIT OF INTEGRITYCHAPTER 1. DISINTEGRATED TO INTEGRAL POLITY1.1. INTRODUCTION1.1.1. STATED FORMS AND FRAMES1.1.2. GOVERNANCE, STATES AND POLITICS1.2. FRAMES OF STATE: COMMONWEALTH TO LEADERSHIP1.2.1. GROUNDING TO EFFECT1.2.2. GROUNDED IN AN ORIGINAL COMMONWEALTH1.2.3. AN EMERGENT REGIME AS POLITICAL FOUNDATION1.2.4. ADMINISTRATION AS NAVIGATION-AND-EMANCIPATION1.2.5. EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP1.3. FORMS OF STATE1.3.1. INTEGRAL TO CADAVEROUS1.3.2. THE INTEGRAL STATE1.3.3. THE DEVELOPMENTAL STATE1.3.4. THE PREBENDAL STATE1.3.5. THE PREDATORY STATE1.3.6. THE DISINTEGRATED STATE1.4. TOWARDS AN AWAKENED ISLAMIC CONSCIOUSNESS1.4.1. DYSFUNCTIONAL FORCES1.4.2. STARTING OUT WITH A REACTIONARY STANCE1.4.3. EVOLVING A CONSERVATIVE RESPONSE1.4.4. DEMOCRATIC AND DEVELOPMENTAL STANCE1.4.5. THE STRUGGLE FOR ISLAMIC COSMOPOLITANISM1.5. CONCLUSION: NECESSITY OF THE STATE/OPTIONS OF GOVERNANCECHAPTER 2. THE ORIGINS OF POLITICAL ORDER2.1. INTRODUCTION2.1.1. THE NECESSITY OF POLITICS2.2. THE STATE OF NATURE2.2.1. SOCIABILITY PRECEDES INDIVIDUALISM2.2.2. FROM BAND TO TRIBE2.3. SOCIAL COMMUNITY TO PRIVATE PROPERTY2.3.1. LEFT VERSUS RIGHT2.3.2. KINSHIP AND PRIVATE PROPERTY2.4. THE POWER OF THE STATE2.4.1. THEORIES OF STATE FORMATION2.4.2. THE STATE AS A VOLUNTARY SOCIAL CONTRACT2.4.3. THE STATE AS THE PRODUCT OF CHARISMATIC AUTHORITY2.5. THE RULE OF LAW2.5.1. ORIGINS OF THE RULE OF LAW2.5.2. THE CHURCH BECOMES A STATE2.5.3. THE STATE BECOMES THE CHURCH2.6. THE RISE OF POLITICAL ACCOUNTABILITY2.6.1. MORAL ACCOUNTABILITY2.6.2. FORMAL ACCOUNTABILITY2.6.3. THE MARCH OF EQUAUTY2.7. CONCLUSION: POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT THEN AND NOWPART II. NATURAL AND COMMUNAL ORIENTATION: SOUTHERN POLITYCHAPTER 3. NATURAL GROUNDING, CONSTITUTING AFRICA3.1. INTRODUCTION TO BLACK CIVILIZATION3.1.1. STARTING OUT WITH AN AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE3.1.2. CIVILIZATION AT THE CROSSROADS3.2. TOWARDS AN ORIGINAL AFRICAN CONSTITUTION3.2.1. FACING UP TO DESTINY3.2.2. THE TWO FACES OF ANCIENT RELIGION: OBEDIENCE AND CREATIVITY3.2.3. AFRICANS INVENTED WRITING: MORE THAN THE NEED TO COMMUNICATE3.2.4. RECONNECTING WITH EGYPT: THE RISE AND FALL OF BLACK CIVILIZATION 3.2.5. THE TEN COMMANDMENTS EMBEDDED IN THE AFRICAN CONSTITUTION3.2.6. MAIN CHARACTERISTICS OF BLACK HISTORY3.2.7. THE ORIGINAL AFRICAN CONSTITUTION: BIRTH OF DEMOCRACY 3.2.8. THE EARLIEST AFRICAN JUDICIAL SYSTEM3.2.9. THE FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS OF THE AFRICAN PEOPLE3.3. CONCLUSION: THE DIRECTION OF CIVILIZATION3.3.1. THE BLACK WORLD AT THE CROSSROADSCHAPTER 4. NATURAL EMERGENCE: TRADITION AND MODERNITY4.1. INTRODUCTION4.1.1. PHILOSOPHY AND HUMAN AFFAIRS4.1.2. OBSTACLES TO DEVELOPMENT4.2. PHILOSOPHY AND POLITICS4.2.1. WHAT WENT WRONG4.2.2. BUILDING ON TRADITION OR OTHERWISE4.2.3. THE COLONIAL SYSTEM AND ITS POST-COLONIAL AFTERMATH4.2.4. THE SOCIALIST INTERLUDE4.3. TRADITION AND MODERNITY4.3.1. THE NATURE AND SCOPE OF TRADITION4.3.2. CONTINUITY AND CHANGE4.4. CONCLUSIONCHAPTER 5. COMMUNAL NAVIGATION: DEVELOPMENT AND AUTO-CENTRICITY5.1. INTRODUCTION: AFRICA'S GENERAL CRISIS5.1.1. DIS-INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT5.1.2. LOSS OF SOVEREIGNTY5.2. THE NATURE OF THE AUTO-CENTRIC APPROACH5.2.1. AUTO-CENTRICISM AND THE RISE OF THE INFORMAL SECTOR5.2.2. INTERNAL, REGIONAL AND GLOBAL INTEGRATION5.2.3. DEMOCRATIzATIoN AND AUTO-CENTRIC DEVELOPMENT5.2.4. TOWARDS A CONSENSUS-BASED SUSTAINABLE DEMOCRACY5.2.5. ANATOMY OF A MIXED ECONOMY AND ITS POSSIBILITIES5.3. TOWARDS A POST-COLD WAR GLOBAL ORDER5.3.1. AFRICA'S OPTIONS5.3.2. FACING INSURMOUNTABLE OBSTACLES5.4. CONCLUSION: PROSPECTS FOR AUTO-CENTRIC DEVELOPMENT5.4.1. FROM EXTERNAL TO INTERNAL DYNAMICS5.4.2. TOWARDS AGRICULTURALLY LINKED INDUSTRIAUZATION5.4.3. DEMOCRACY IN AN AUTO-CENTRIC APPROACHCHAPTER 6. NATURAL RAPOKO EFFECT: FOOD SECURITY AT ZIMBABWE'S CHINYIKA6.1. INTRODUCTION: TOWARDS AN INTEGRAL AFRICAN POLITY6.1.1. SOUTHERN GROUNDING TO EFFECT6.1.2. FOUNDING ANCESTORS6.1.3. BACKDROP TO CHINYIKA6.2. A SON WAS RAISED FROM THE HOUSE OF GUTU6.2.1. A WAKE UP CALL6.2.2. THE PRIMACY OF FINGER MILLET6.2.3. PUBLIC-PRIVATE-CIVIC PARTNERSHIP6.3. MAI MLAMBO: TOWARDS A DEMOCRATIC COMMUNITY6.3.1. INDIVIDUAL EFFORT – COMMUNITY BENEFIT6.3.2. A TRADITIONALLY DEMOCRATIC PROCESS6.3.3. THE POLITICAL ROLE OF WOMEN REDEFINED6.3.4. TOWARD A SELF-SUFFICIENT COMMUNITY6.3.5. THE DAY FINGER MILLETT TURNED TO GOLD6.4. CONCLUSION6.4.1. RELEASING THE GENE-IUS OF CHINYIKAPART III. CULTURAL AND SPIRITUAL ORIENTATION: EASTERN POLITYCHAPTER 7. SPIRITUAL GROUNDING: INDIA'S HUMAN CYCLE7.1. INTRODUCTION: NATURE/COMMUNITY TO CULTURE/SPIRITUALITY7.1.1. A DIVINE POWER IS BEHIND THE MOVEMENT7.1.2. THE SPIRITUAL AND POLITICAL MISSION OF AUROBINDO7.1.3. INVOLUTION AND EVOLUTION7.1.4. A NEW WORLD ORDER7.2. THE HUMAN CYCLE7.2.1. EMBODIED IN AUROVILLE7.2.2. SYMBOLIC TO SUBJECTIVE7.2.3. STARTING WITH SYMBOLISM7.2.4. SYMBOLIC – TYPAL – CONVENTIONAL7.2.5. STAID CONVENTIONAL TO INDIVIDUAL REVOLT 7.2.6. COMING OF THE SUBJECTIVE AGE7.3. THE DISCOVERY OF THE NATION-SOUL7.3.1. FROM INDIVIDUAL TO GROUP SOUL7.3.2. THE THEORY OF ANCIENT INDIAN CULTURE7.4. CONCLUSION: THE CURVE OF THE RATIONAL AGE7.4.1. INDIVIDUALISM OPENS THE WAY7.4.2. INDIVIDUALISTIC DEMOCRACY7.4.3. SOCIALISM AND THE LIMITS TO DEMOCRACY7.4.4. IMPOSITION OF THE COLLECTIVE STATE7.4.5. THE END OF THE CURVE OF REASON7.4.6. TOWARDS A DEEPER BROTHERHOODCHAPTER 8. CULTURAL AND SPIRITUAL EMERGENCE: SPIRAL DYNAMICS8.1. INTRODUCTION8.1.1. AUROBINDO TO LAUBSCHER VIA GRAVES, BECK AND WILBER8.1.2. GRAVESIAN BIO-PSYCHO-SOCIAL MODEL OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT8.1.3. DON BECK'S MASTER CODE8.1.4. WILBER'S STAGES OR LEVELS OF DEVELOPMENT8.1.5. LAUBSCHER'S HUMAN NICHES AND THINKING SYSTEMS8.2. COMPARISON OF MAJOR SCHOOLS IN SPIRAL DYNAMIC'S THEORY8.2.1. GRAVES, BECK AND LAUBSCHER 8.2.2. RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE FIELD OF SPIRAL DYNAMICS8.2.3. CHARACTERISTICS COMMON TO ALL VALUE SYSTEMS8.3. DESCRIPTION OF THE DIFFERENT HUMAN NICHES8.3.1. THE FIRST-TIER HUMAN NICHES 8.3.2. THE SECOND TIER HUMAN NICHES8.4. CONCLUSION: MANDALA CENTRE FOR INTEGRAL DEVELOPMENT8.4.1. INTEGRAL WORLDS8.4.2. MANDALA IN PERSPECTIVECHAPTER 9. CULTURAL, POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC NAVIGATION: THREEFOLDING9.1. INTRODUCTION: LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY9.1.1. THREEFOLDING9.1.2. THE THREEFOLD NATURE OF MAN9.2. THE SOCIAL QUESTION: CULTURAL, POLITICAL, ECONOMIC9.2.1. WHAT IS LABOUR FOR?9.2.2. CULTURAL DIFFERENTIATION WITHIN EUROPE9.2.3. THE THREEFOLD TOUCHSTONE9.2.4. CULTURE, POLITICS AND ECONOMICS9.2.5. CULTURE HAS FALLEN BEHIND POLITICS AND ECONOMICS9.2.6. THINKING, FEELING AND WILLING9.3. SHAPING GLOBALIZATION9.3.1. THE LANGUAGE OF A NEW TRI-POLAR WORLD9.4. THREEFOLDING AND THE EXAMPLE OF PHILIPPINE AGENDA 219.4.1. TOWARDS INTEGRAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT9.5. CONCLUSION: CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE BEGINNING OF HISTORYCHAPTER 10. CONSCIOUS, POWERFUL, ECONOMIC EFFECT: SRI LANKA'S SARVODAYA10.1. INTRODUCTION TO SARVODAYA10.1.1. HUMAN CYCLE TO AWAKENING OF ALL10.1.2. THE SARVODAYA PHILOSOPHY10.1.3. POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS AND TRADITIONAL MORALITY10.1.4. THE SARVODAYA SHRAMADANA MOVEMENT10.1.5. VILLAGE LEVEL ORGANIZATION10.2. THE AWAKENING OF ALL10.2.1. POLITICAL TO SPIRITUAL AWAKENING10.2.2. WESTERN VERSUS ASIAN SCIENCE 10.2.3. SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH TO PEACE-MAKING 10.3. CONCLUSION10.3.1. PRODUCTION-CENTRED DEVELOPMENT10.3.2. A DESTRUCTIVE PROCESS: THE REALITY WE FACE10.3.3. THE SARVODAYA ALTERNATIVE10.3.4. SUSTAINABLE TO ENLIGHTENMENT DEVELOPMENT10.3.5. LAWS OF DEVELOPMENT10.3.6. BUDDHISM IN THE 21 ST CENTURYPART IV. TECHNOLOGICAL AND SOCIETAL ORIENTATION: NORTHERN POLITYCHAPTER 11. SOCIAL AND POLITICAL GROUNDING: EUROPE LIVING IN TRUTH11.1. INTRODUCTION11.1.1. A DISSIDENT EUROPEAN11.1.2. OPPOSING ALIENATING PRESSURE11.2. ELEMENTS OF THE SOCIAL AND POLITICAL SYSTEM11.2.1. LOCUS OF RESPONSIBILITY11.2.2. TOWARDS SELF-ORGANIZATION11.3. BUILDING ON NATURE AND CULTURE11.3.1. ART AND THE SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH11.3.2. GRUND – THE NATURE OF GROUNDEDNESS11.3.3. RECONSTITUTING THE NATURAL WORLD11.3.4. TAPPING OUR EUROPEAN SPIRIT11.4. The Politics of Greed11.4.1. THE DISAPPOINTED GENERATION11.4.2. THE OTHER VACLAV AS HEIR APPARENT OPPOSED TO THE DISSIDENTS11.4.3. THE NEW CZECH ELITE: DISSIDENT VERSUS NEOLIBERAL11.4.4. WHY HAVEL AND CZECH ENTERPRISE MANAGERS AND WORKERS OPTED OUT11.5. CONCLUSION: THE SACRED GEOGRAPHY OF EUROPE11.5.1. APPROACHING THE SACRED GEOGRAPHY11.5.2. THE INTEGRAL ENERGY FIELD OF CENTRAL EUROPE11.5.3. RE-CREATING THE INTEGRITY OF CENTRAL EUROPECHAPTER 12. EMERGENT INNOVATION: TECHNOLOGY, MANAGEMENT, AESTHETICS12.1. INTRODUCTION12.1.1. THE LIGHT AND THE SHADOW12.1.2. SOCRATES AND ABELARD TO HENRY THE NAVIGATOR AND ADAM SMITH12.2. KNOWLEDGE AND INNOVATION12.2.1. TRUTH, GOODNESS AND BEAUTY12.2.2. THE NATURE AND SCOPE OF INNOVATION12.3. TOWARDS INTEGRAL INNOVATION12.3.1. THE CULTURAL COMPASS12.3.2. CULTURAL STYLES AND SPHERES OF INNOVATION12.3.3. CULTURAL STYLES AND CORPORATE EVOLUTION12.4. THE LEADERSHIP OF INNOVATION12.4.1. INNOVATION TYPOLOGY12.5. СONCLUSION: THE GAIAN POINT OF VIEW12.5.1. FROM TECHNOSPHERE TO NOOSPHERE 12.5.2. BEYOND CONSCIOUS IGNORANCECHAPTER 13. NAVIGATION: SELF-MANAGEMENT/ COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION13.1. INTRODUCTION13.1.1. THE PROMISE OF SELF-MANAGEMENT13.1.2. SELF-MANAGEMENT IN PRACTICE13.2. COOPERATIVES IN THE AGE OF CAPITAL13.2.1. STARTING WITH OWENISM13.2.2. THE ROCHDALE PIONEERS13.2.3. STAGES OF CO-OPERATION13.3. СO-OPERATION ITALIAN STYLE13.3.1. ECONOMIC PROSPERITY, NATURAL BEAUTY AND CULTURAL ENDOWMENT13.3.2. THE FASCIST REPRESSION13.3.3. RENAISSANCE OF THE ITALIAN CO-OPERATIVES13.3.4. THE EMILIAN MoDEL AND THE socialization oF cAPITAL13.3.5. SOCIAL CO-OPS AND SOCIAL CARE13.4. CONCLUSION: ON CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE SOCIAL ECONOMY13.4.1. REVISITING THE GREEK POLIS13.4.2. RETURN TO RECIPROCITYCHAPTER 14. SOCIAL AND TECHNICAL EFFECT: INTEGRAL GREEN SLOVENIA14.1. INTRODUCTION: LIVING THE TRUTH TO INTEGRAL GREEN SLOVENIA14.1.1. THE FOUR ELEMENTS: MATERIAL, SPIRITUAL, EMOTIONAL, VITAL-ENERGETIC14.2. TAPPING INTO SLOVENIA'S MORAL CORE14.2.1. SACRED GEOGRAPHY IN THE CROSSROADS OF EUROPE14.2.2. CARRYING THE WORLD ON ITS BACK: FARONIKA AS A SLOVENIAN SYMBOL14.3. TOWARDS AN INTEGRAL GREEN SLOVENIA14.3.1. BEYOND CAPITALISM AND SOCIALISM14.3.2. SLOVENIAN INDUSTRIAL POLICY AS A BACKDROP: SIP14.3.3. COMMUNITY BASED SELF-SUFFICIENCY: SENTRUPERT14.3.4. CULTURE-BASED DEVELOPMENTAL ECONOMY: BC NAKLO14.3.5. KNOWLEDGE-BASED SOCIAL ECONOMY: SE AND SR SOCIAL INCLUSION TO SOCIAL ENTERPRISE (SE)14.3.6. LIFE-BASED LIVING ECONOMY: JELOVICA FOUNDED ON WOOD14.4. CONCLUSION14.4.1. RETURN TO PLAN B14.4.2. TOWARDS AN INTEGRAL GREEN SLOVENIA14.4.3. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EUROPE AND OTHER TONTINENTSPART V. ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL ORIENTATION: WESTERN POLITYCHAPTER 15. ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC GROUNDING: THE AMERICAN SOUL15.1. INTRODUCTION: INNER AND OUTER GROUNDING15.1.1. A NEW BEGINNING15.1.2. THE IDEA OF AMERICA15.1.3. THE INNER MEANING OF DEMOCRACY15.2. REMEMBERING AMERICA/REMEMBERING WASHINGTON15.2.1. THE ART FORM OF AMERICA IS GOVERNMENT15.2.2. WASHINGTON AND THE RENUNCIATION OF ACTION THE AMERICAN IDEAL OF SELF-IMPROVEMENT15.2.3. THOMAS JEFFERSON: DEMOCRACY AS THE COMMUNAL SELF 15.3. INDIVIDUALITY: A MEDITATION ON THE FACE OF LINCOLN15.3.1. TRUE AND FALSE INDIVIDUALISM15.3.2. THE AMERICAN IDEAL OF INDIVIDUALISM15.4. THE AMERICAN INDIAN: CRIMES OF AMERICA15.4.1. CONTRADICTORY FORCES IN THE AMERICAN SOUL15.4.2. CULTURE OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN: NATURE OF PEACE15.4.3. WHAT REALLY WAS DESTROYED15.5. SLAVERY, FREDERICK DOUGLASS AND THE STORY OF AMERICA15.5.1. THE BLACK MAN AS THE SOURCE OF AMERICA'S REMEMBERING15.5.2. THE OPPRESSED PEOPLE STILL CONTAINED THE ORIGINAL FIRE15.6. CONCLUSION: THE MEANING OF AMERICA15.6.1. IN SEARCH OF THE SECOND DEMOCRACY15.6.2. WALT WHITMAN AND THE MEANING OF AMERICA15.6.3. BEYOND THE AMERICAN ILLUSION: WHAT AMERICA REALLY MEANS15.6.4. THE SECRET OF AMERICA: TIME AND THE FUTURECHAPTER 16. NATURAL, CULTURAL, SOCIAL, ECONOMIC EMERGENCE: FUTURE PRIMAL16.1. INTRODUCTION16.1.1. A VISION OF POLITICS AND ECONOMICS ATTUNED TO OUR LARGER REALITY16.1.2. BRINGING SOUL BACK INTO POLITICS – TRUTH QUEST16.1.3. FOUR REVOLUTIONS: PRIMAL, AGRICULTURAL, INDUSTRIAL, INTEGRAL16.1.4. THE MANDALA DYNAMIC OF THE TRUTH QUEST AS A FOUNDATION FOR A NEW POLITICS16.2. THE ECLIPSE OF WISDOM16.2.1. THE JOURNEY HOME16.2.2. CLASSICAL LIBERALISM: MATERIAL, MECHANICAL, SUPPLY AND DEMAND16.2.3. PERIAGOGUE: WE ARE EACH RESPONSIBLE FOR THE GOOD OF THE WHOLE16.2.4. RECOVERING THE BIG STORY16.2.5. THE POUTICS OF MYSTERY16.2.6. THE MANDALA STRUCTURE OF THE PRIMAL QUEST16.3. THE PRIMAL POLITICAL MANDALA16.3.1. THE WHOLE PERSON, OR INDIVIDUATION16.3.2. FACE-TO-FACE SOCRATIC DISCUSSION16.3.3. THE WHOLE COMMUNITY AND DIRECT DEMOCRACY16.3.4. THE BIG PICTURE, THE BIG STORY – MYTHOS16.4. CONCLUSION16.4.1. A TAO OF POLITICS: A REVOLUTIONARY APPROACH TO REVOLUTIONS16.4.2. A META-PARADIGM FOR POLITICS: A MORE BALANCED STATE OF EXISTENCECHAPTER 17. POLITICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL NAVIGATION: POLITICS OF NATURE17.1. INTRODUCTION17.1.1. WESTERN GROUNDING TO NAVIGATION17.1.2. WHY POLITICAL ECOLOGY HAS LET GO OF NATURE17.2. HOW TO BRING THE NATURAL-POLITICAL COLLECTIVE TOGETHER?17.2.1. THE MEANING OF RES PUBLICA TODAY17.2.2. HOW POUTICS CAN INTERNALIZE THE ENVIRONMENT17.2.3. LEARNING TO CONSIDER THE OTHER AS A SPOKESPERSON17.2.4. ASSOCIATIONS OF HUMANS AND NONHUMANS17.3. DEVISING A NEW SEPARATION OF POWERS17.4. VARIEGATED SKILLS FOR THE COLLECTIVE17.4.1. THE CONTRIBUNON OF SCIENTISTS17.4.2. THE CONTRIBUNON OF POUTIQANS17.4.3. THE CONTRIBUTION OF ECONOMISTS17.4.4. THE CONTRIBUNON OF MORAUSTS17.4.5. ENTERING THE COMMON DWELLING: THE OIKOS17.5. CONCLUSION: EXPLORING THE COMMON WORLDS OF OIKOS17.5.1. CHANGE OF MORAL DIRECTION17.5.2. SCIENCE POLICY: THE ART OF GOVERNING THROUGH THE LEARNING CURVE17.5.3. EXTENDED POLITICSCHAPTER 18. ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECT: BRAZIL'S CURITIBA18.1. INTRODUCTION: SOUL OF AMERICA TO CURITIBA18.1.1. THE WEST NOT AS WE KNOW IT18.1.2. THE WESTERN INTEGRAL POLITY18.2. TREATING CITIZENS AS A PRECIOUS RESOURCE18.2.1. TOWARDS A RESTORATIVE ECONOMY AND SOCIETY18.2.2. MAYOR LERNER: BRAIN OF A TECHNOCRAT, SOUL OF A POET18.2.3. ESTABLISHING LIGHTHOUSES OF KNOWLEDGE AND HEALTH PROGRAMMES18.2.4. A FLOW OF INTERCONNECTED, EVOLVING SOLUTIONS18.2.5. ACKNOWLEDGING NATURE'S INTRINSIC GIFT18.2.6. RESOURCE PRODUCTIVITY: A BALANCED ECONOMIC APPROACH18.2.7. PROFESSIONAL PROBLEM SOLVING: EVERYTHING IS RECYCLED18.3. CONCLUSION: BIO/MIMICRY – DESIGN WORKING WITH NATUREPART VI. NATURE, CULTURE, SOCIETY AND ECONOMY: CENTRING POLITYCHAPTER 19. INTEGRAL GROUND: HOLY QUR'AN: START SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT19.1. INTRODUCTION19.1.1. THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE CENTRE GROUND19.1.2. THE HOLY QUR'AN IN OUR CONTEMPORARY TIME19.1.3. LEARNING AND KNOWLEDGE CREATION: THE GENE-IUS OF THE QUR'AN19.2. BY WAY OF TRADITION19.2.1. OPENING CHAPTER OF THE QUR'AN: AL FATIHA IN OUR TIME19.2.2. THE SECOND CHAPTER: AL-BAQARA 19.3. THEMES AND CONCEPTS19.3.1. THE ONLY CONSTANT IS CHANGE19.3.2. USING HISTORY AS A GUIDE TO THE PITFALLS OF THE FUTURE19.3.3. TRUTH AND PLURALITY: HUSBAND EVERY PART OF GOD'S CREATION19.4. CONTEMPORARY TOPICS19.4.1. THE IMPACT OF CATEGORY MISTAKES19.4.2. THE SHARI'A: REPRODUCES THE CONDITIONS OF MEDIEVAL TIMES19.5. POWER AND POLITICS: MEDINA'S PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY19.5.1. INDIVIDUAL AND COMMUNITY19.5.2. ART AND IMAGINATION: EXPANDING HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS19.6. CONCLUSION19.6.1. A DYNAMIC, INTERCONNECTED TEXT RELATED TO TIME AND PLACE19.6.2. THE QUR'AN INVITES US NOT TO LOOK BACKWARDS BUT TO SEE AHEADCHAPTER 20. EMERGENT INTEGRAL: HARMONY: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ANEW20.1. INTRODUCTION20.1.1. HEALTH AND BALANCE20.1.2. READING THE WORLD: THE WISDOM OF PRIMAL PEOPLE20.2. THE GOLDEN THREAD: WISDOM OF THE ANCIENTS20.2.1. THE GRAMMAR OF HARMONY20.2.2. ANCIENT EGYPTIAN FOUNDATION CULTURE20.2.3. MA'AT AS A SYMBOL OF HARMONY20.2.4. MA'AT TO PYTHAGORAS20.2.5. THE GRAMMAR OF HARMONY20.2.6. WITHIN AND WITHouT: THE WAY oF PATTERNs20.3. WHICH NATURAL AND CULTURAL GRAMMAR DO WE FOLLOW?20.3.1. AN ABERRANT WORLD-VIEW20.3.2. SEPARATING AND REINTEGRATING20.3.3. FROM AGRICULTURE TO INDUSTRY AND BACK AGAIN20.3.4. SUSTAINABLE HEALTH, PHARMACOLOGY AND WELL-BEING20.3.5. SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING: BIOMIMICRY20.3.6. SUSTAINABLE ECONOMICS AND ENVIRONMENT20.4. CONCLUSION20.4.1. KNOWLEDGE AND RELATIONSHIP20.4.2. RETURN TO HARMONYCHAPTER 21. INTEGRAL NAVIGATION: THE POTENTIAL OF THE ARAB SPRING21.1. INTRODUCTION21.1.1. ISLAM, HARMONICS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT21.1.2. BEYOND WESTERNIZATION AND ISLAMIZATION21.2. CORNERSTONES OF EGYPT'S HISTORY21.2.1. A DISTINCT CULTURAL HERITAGE: A FOCUS ON THE INVISIBLE WORLD21.2.2. THE GOLDEN AGE OF ISLAM UNDER THE FATIMID CALIPHATE21.2.3. A SHOCK FOR THE ARAB WORLD – NAPOLEON THE CONQUEROR21.2.4. THE FOUNDATION OF THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD21.2.5. ATTEMPTED MODERNIZATION UNDER NASSER AND SADAT21.2.6. WAR AND PEACE WITH ISRAEL21.2.7. MODERNIZATION FOUNDERS UNDER MUBARAK21.2.8. THE REBIRTH OF OPPOSITION MOVEMENTS21.3. THE DYNAMICS OF THE EGYPTIAN REVOLUTION21.3.1. PRACTISING POLITICAL ACTIVISM21.3.2. THE BIRTH OF THE SO-CALLED ARAB SPRING21.3.3. THE RISE AND FALL OF THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD21.4. A TRUE ARAB AWAKENING?21.4.1. THE NEW EGYPTIAN CONSTITUTION21.4.2. STEPPING BACK AND FORWARD AT THE SAME TIME21.4.3. THE ECOLOGICAL AND ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND POLITICAL CHALLENGES AHEAD21.5. ISLAM AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT21.5.1. UNDERLYING ISLAMIC PRINCIPLES21.5.2. AN INTEGRAL ISLAMIC PERSPECTIVE21.6. CONCLUSION: WHERE ARAB SPRING AND INTEGRAL POLITY FAIL TO MEETCHAPTER 22. INTEGRAL EFFECT: SEKEM – INTEGRAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT22.1. INTRODUCTION: TOWARDS AN INTEGRAL CENTRED POLITY22.1.1. CENTRED GROUNDING TO CATALYTIC EFFECT22.1.2. ABOULEISH'S FORMATIVE CHILDHOOD DREAM: GROUNDING AND ORIGINATION22.2. REFORMATIVE YOUNG ADULTHOOD: EMERGENT FOUNDATION22.2.1. ADOPTING NATURE AND RELIGION22.2.2. ADOLESCENCE – TURBULENT TIMES 22.2.3. YOUNG ADULTHOOD – INNER AND OUTER DEVELOPMENT 22.3. NEWLY NORMATIVE MIDLIFE: EMANCIPATORY NAVIGATION22.3.1. DEPARTING FROM EUROPE What is Your Destiny?22.3.2. HOW SEKEM CAME TO BE22.3.3. SEKEM TODAY22.3.4. SEKEM ADDRESSING SOCIETAL CHALLENGES22.3.5. THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FLOWER22.3.6. HOW ISLAM AND SEKEM ARE CONNECTED22.3.7. SEKEM'S IMPACT ON SOCIETY22.4. TRANSFORMATIVE MATURITY: EFFECTING TRANSFORMATION22.4.1. HELIOPOLIS UNIVERSITY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT22.4.2. THE GENE IS CAREING 22.5. CONCLUSION
 
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