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By Riccardo Petrella (auth.), Diederik Aerts, Jan Broekaert, Willy Weyns (eds.)

A international in Transition, Humankind and Nature is safely entitled after its objective for an intrinsic estate of truth: swap.
Of significant crisis, during this period of transformation, is the huge and profound interplay of humankind with nature. The global-scale social and technological venture of humankind certainly comprises a myriad of adjustments of the ecosphere. This publication develops, from the decision for an interdisciplinary synthesis and admire of plurality, acknowledging the evolving clinical fact, to the necessity for an built-in yet unavoidably provisional worldview.
members from assorted components of the area specialize in 4 modes of swap: (i) Social switch and the person situation, (ii) advanced evolution and primary emergent alterations, (iii) Ecological transformation and accountability inquiries, (iv) The economic-ecological and socio-technical equilibria.
basically all in favour of the deep variations of humankind and of the connection among people and nature, it really is addressed to a wide and considering public that desires to be saved informed.

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With the result achieved, the system disintegrates, ceases to exist, leaving the memory of its functioning in the central nervous system and in former components, modified in the process of functioning. The system gives up its activity to make space for the next gradual mobilization of its own or other systems, combined totally or partly from the very same components. Each integrating functional system interacts with its environment as an entity. Evolution is the criterion of such a functional system, not its outcome or property.

Disfunction of the system would at the same time also destroy, or condemn to disintegration, the subsystems at a lower level in the hierarchy. The prolonged, 'irreconcilable' local contradiction thus may become a general crisis, a factor impeding development of the whole hierarchy. Antagonistic contradictions might lead to catastrophe if their scale exceeds certain limits and the catastrophe already cannot be prevented, the contradiction cannot be solved yet. The antagonistic contradiction cannot be eliminated as such, since it is a part of the process, but a creative intellect may overcome the obstacle, providing a solution, a witty socio-economic mechanism to bridge the contradiction.

The argument boils down to this: going back on the social advantages of employees is legitimate since it helps improve the overall employment situation by making the country's enterprise more competitive. As it happens, most national experience shows this argument to be simplistic and misleading. The neo-liberal politics applied for a full dozen years by Mrs. Thatcher in the United Kingdom were not matched by any conclusive economic performances, since inflation and the number of jobless remained above their 1979 levels.

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