Global Domestic Politics - A Citizen's Guide to Running a Diverse Planet
How can coherent governance be brought to our culturally and politically diverse planet? Global threats like climate change, financial market crises and the growing gap between rich and poor all demand it. And yet established global institutions and governments are failing while NGO and corporate approaches are showing themselves inadequate. But by taking a transformative, world-centric perspective on global problems, and on global governance itself, John Bunzl shows that there is, after all, a creative solution.
Ken Wilber comments: “This work moves the global governance conversation forward considerably. John addresses the central issues concerning how global governance can be achieved even when only 5% of the global population is at Integral.”
Ervin Laszlo comments: “In an age when our problems are global and national governance structures are weakened and inadequate, it is absolutely necessary to think about the shape of effective global governance. This cannot be simply national government 'writ large', for that would also enlarge the problems and inefficiencies of national governance. It must be a holistic and evolutionary governance system, and as to the features of such a system, John Bunzl makes an essential contribution.”
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The Simultaneous Policy – An Insider’s Guide to Saving Humanity and the Planet
The principal barrier to implementation of any significant measure to improve today's environmental, economic or social problems, be they in advanced, developing or non-industrialised countries, is destructive competition. Global de-regulated capital flows and corporations know no national boundaries and by their ability or threat to move elsewhere, force nations to compete with one another for capital, jobs (and therefore votes) and ever scarcer natural resources.
"It's ambitious and provocative. Can it work? Certainly worth a serious try." - Noam Chomsky
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ISPO Global Briefing Series
A series of books under the International Simultaneous Policy Organisation's briefing series, concentrating on particular global themes.
Solving Climate Change - Transforming International Politics
John Bunzl argues that to solve climate change our nation-centric worldviews must first catch up with the world-centric realities of globalisation. He shows how the Simpol campaign is consistent with the principles of evolutionary transformation.
Ken Wilber comments:
"The central idea of Simpol is very powerful; that is, the notion of how to link votes in one country with votes in another - how to link political action in one country with action in another. International competition is built in to the nation-state system at its current level of development, and so the issue is not environmental concerns, but how to get humans to agree on environmental concerns. This is really fascinating and very hopeful. In my opinion this is the crucial issue for the 21st century."
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ISPO 'Making it Happen!' book series
The Making it Happen! series of books is also published by the International Simultaneous Policy Organisation. Each book looks at a specific reform proposal or subject area which may require the Simpol approach for its practical implementation to occur.
Monetary Reform – Making it Happen!co-authored with James Robertson
“This proposal of Robertson and Bunzl will create a new starting point for the discussion of realistic and practical ways and means to create the necessary changes for a more just global society.
The combination of approaches to monetary reform and democratic-decision making across national boundaries could offer a win-win solution for both. It will resonate positively with a growing number of Cultural Creatives around the globe, aiming to promote the changes necessary for a more just and democratic world order.”
Prof. Dr. Margrit Kennedy - Author, Interest and Inflation Free Money
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People-centred Global Governance - Making it Happen!
by John Bunzl
As global problems such as global warming, global poverty, pollution, terrorism and runaway corporate power increasingly outstrip the capacity of national and international governance institutions to solve them, the issue of global governance is rapidly moving up the international political agenda. In this book, Bunzl draws on the work of a number of leading evolutionary thinkers to show that both the process of globalisation itself, and the evolution of a binding system of global governance, are natural parts of human evolution.