Pitirim Sorokin: The Renewal of Humanity

Pitirim Sorokin (1889-1968) was concerned; especially in the period after the Second World War; with the relation between the values and attitudes of the individual and their impact on the wider society.  His key study Society; Culture and Personality: Their Structure and
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Alexandre Marc: Con-federalism, Cultural Renewal and Trans-frontier Cooperation

Alexandre Marc ; (19 January 1904 – 22 February 2000) was born as Alexandre Markovitch Lipiansky in Odessa, Russia in 1904.  He later simplified his name by dropping Lipiansky; (which his sons have reclaimed) and modifying his father’s first name to Marc;
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Denis de Rougemont (1906-1985), The Future is within us.

By Dr. Rene Wadlow. Self-government will be; first of all; the art of getting people to meddle in things which concern them.  It will soon call for the skill of challenging once again; decisions which concern them; and which have been taken
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Abraham H. Maslow. Cultural-Bridge-builder through Psychology

Abraham Maslow was a US professor of psychology, most of his career at Brandeis University in Massachusetts.(1)  Maslow’s writings cover a wide range from an early interest in anthropology to his later applications of humanistic psychology to business and education. His mature
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The Spiritual and Socialist Start of International Women’s Day

8 March is the International Day of Women;  and thus a time to highlight the specific role of women in local, national and world society. International Women’s Day was first proposed by Clara Zetkin (1857-1933) at the Second International Conference of Socialist
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Creative Education for Global Citizenship.

Education for Global Citizenship should Support Innovative Pedagogies. We live in a world in which all societies are changing quickly.  Teachers must help students to analyze the causes and the consequences of these changes.  Often; the experience of the parents does not
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Libya: The Fairy Godmothers hoping to bless a new State Structure meet in Berlin.

by Rene Wadlow. The Fairy Godmothers of world politics met in Berlin,  on 19 January 2020 to assist at the birth of a State structure arising,  from the currently deeply divided factions of Libya: German Chancellor,  Angela Merkel and U.N. Secretary-General Antonio
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Krista Wiegand. Enduring Territorial Disputes

(Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2011, 340pp.) As Krista  Wiegand writes “The persistence of territorial disputes makes it difficult for states to cooperate on simple bilateral issues like immigration, trade, fishing rights and joint security.”  We might question if these are
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Ho-Won Jeong(Ed.)Conflict Resolution: Dynamics, Process and Structure.

(Aldershot, UK:Ashgate Publishing Ltd. 1999, 221pp) As the psychologist Ronald Fisher notes in his important essay,  “Social-Psychological Processes in Interactive Conflict Analysis and Reconciliation”  “One of the most serious global problems facing the world as it lurches into the new millennium is
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Eileen Babbitt and Ellen Luts (Eds.) Human Rights and Conflict Resolution in Context

(Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2009, 397pp.) Eileen Babbitt and Ellen Lutz have made an important contribution to world citizen diplomacy.   As they point out “To prevent wars and massive human rights violations and rebuild societies in their aftermath;  an approach
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