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Author: David Lane Topics: Comments: 0

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Ten years ago very few people were talking about social innovation; five years ago, President Barroso put social innovation on the European Commission policy agenda; now social innovation has become a bandwagon, attracting attention from many national and local governments, inspiring many young people to explore new career opportunities that combine entrepreneurialism with the desire [...]

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Author: Sander van der Leeuw Topics: Comments: 0

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From the perspective of the archaeologist/historian and anthropologist we can compare the ups and downs of many civilizations and societies at different timescales, in different natural environments, both in the present and the past. Whether one looks at the Roman, Sassanian, Spanish, British, or American Empires, or at small-scale societies in Africa or Papua New [...]

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Author: Insite Staff Topics: Comments: 2

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Melissa Lane, Professor of Politics, Princeton University. I begin with a diagnosis of the global credit crunch of 2009 presented by the British Academy in reply to a request by the Queen to explain why had no one noticed that the credit crunch was on its way.  Their reply: ‘the failure to foresee the timing, [...]

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Author: David Lane Topics: , Comments: 2

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 David Lane, Sander van der Leeuw, Chris Sigaloff, Filippo Addarii Our society is increasingly beset by what it interprets as global  crises, of which the financial crisis, the energy crisis, and the global warming crisis are leading examples.  All these crises share a common origin in what may be described as a social meta-crisis, induced by [...]

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