Introduction and Overview.- Vulnerability and risk: Towards stewardship of a post carbon economy.- Facing up to fin de siecle culture.- New Regionalist monitory democracy and governance: A reply to the so-called problem of cosmopolitan politics.- Greed and Complicity: Responsibility to others and future generations.- Conclusion: towards a nonanthropocentric stewardship approach.- Post Script: responding to existential risks.- Executive Summary.- User Guide: For Engagement to address climate change through participatory democracy and governance.
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.
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