A Community Manifesto (Earthscan Paperback) by Chris Wright

By Chris Wright

Civilizations fail after they develop into trapped in a fashion of taking a look at the realm that now not works. for lots of, globalization is pushing us to the sting of catastrophe - an onward march of blinkered imaginative and prescient, encouraging passivity, ethical blindness and a tradition of dependency. A neighborhood Manifesto is an elegantly written polemic supplying a brand new manner of our social, cultural and fiscal realities. Tackling the the most important dimensions of private accountability, consensus and neighborhood, it indicates how we will discover a new language during which we will be able to reinvigorate our person and social lives, constructing the resourcefulness we'd like yet which proves so tricky to domesticate. The imaginative and prescient it provides is persuasive and intensely well timed - basically by means of construction neighborhood can human society evolve and growth.

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In a culture where change isone of the dominant themes, such structures can appear increasingly bizarre. Many of our high-profile institutions, such as health and education, appear to be in continual crisis with one reorganization after another attempting to make them finally competitive and efficient. Morale among staff slumps ever further and service users - the customers - are faced with endlessly changing demands that they are expected to fitin with. Because they function in an essentially top-down fashion, organizationsbased on command and control receive only limited feedback on the actual impact of their decisions.

It is again through language and the way it develops that these discrepancies are revealed and resolved. Because individuals take language for granted - that is, they do not invent it, they are absorbed into it - and because it is so all-embracing, the way that such fault-lines reveal themselves will reflect, by definition, the world view they emerge from and point in certain directions rather than others. As far as culture is concerned, there is no such thing as a blank sheet;no one has ever invented an entirely newphilosophy that marked a complete break with the past.

Self-fulfilmenthas become the name of the game and it is everyone’s right to enjoy a piece of the action. From this point of view, life is seen asa process and it is not unusual to hear people saying that we are all born with the potential to’become’ someone. It is a commonplace observation to say that Shakespeare, Newton, Mother Theresa and each oneof us shared broadly similar experiencesas we grew to adulthood. We explain how wedevelop by referenceto a number of distinct but overlapping dimensions.

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