Category Archives: Governance, Communities, and Living Patterns

uncompensated overtime — coming to a workplace near you?

Tuvée’s article refers to the lifestyle extremes of workaholics and “35 hours a week aficionados” that are found in contemporary France. Various other nations in Europe are also characterized by balance among work, family, and leisure, as evidenced by longer … Continue reading

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governance and alienation

Rubin’s article discusses the alienation of decision-making and governance from everyday life, the proliferation of information, and the increasing complexity of interrelationships (synergies) that make the perception of alternate futures increasingly difficult. What are the implications of alienation of decision-making … Continue reading

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wealth, politics, and 2015

Rishi’s article discusses the connection between land ownership and politics. Similar connections have existed elsewhere, including the early US. Considering new types of wealth that have since arisen (e.g., capital, then information) – and those that are yet to arise … Continue reading

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the “netocracy” — life under mobile governance

As Smyre and Owen indicate, new technologies can take democracy to the next level by enabling direct citizen participation. An earlier article by Youngsook Park (Summer-Fall 2006 issue) discusses how in South Korea, IT has rendered political parties less relevant. … Continue reading

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partnerships — new modes in governance?

Cinquegrani’s article discusses emerging new modes of governance, including a trend toward new forms of partnership between government, business, trade unions, associations, NGOs, and academia. In your part of the world, what roll will these various sectors play in governance … Continue reading

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“fission” or “fusion”?

“Fission” or “fusion”? Ten years from now, will governance and notions of community be more local, more regional (trans-national), or more global? What about notions of identity? Will the global integration of the world‟s economies continue to increase, or are … Continue reading

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