Pbog 50 days to save the planet 2 oct 2012

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Pbog 50 days to save the planet 2 oct 2012

  1. 1. 50 Days to Save the Planet Human Development is our Sustainable FutureA working hypothesis by Clive Burgess October 2012My global perspective➔ One World ~ Many People with different cultures Curious... looking beyond the obvious at the bigger picture Clive Burgess ©2012
  2. 2. 50 Days to Save the Planet Human Development a Sustainable FutureMarxists hold that in human society activity in production develops step by stepfrom a lower to a higher level and that consequently mans knowledge, whether ofnature or of society, also develops step by step from a lower to a higher level, thatis, from the shallower to the deeper, from the one-sided to the many-sided. For avery long period in history, men were necessarily confined to a one-sidedunderstanding of the history of society because, for one thing, the bias of theexploiting classes always distorted history and, for another, the small scale ofproduction limited mans outlook. It was not until the modern proletariatemerged along with immense forces of production (large-scale industry) thatman was able to acquire a comprehensive, historical understanding of thedevelopment of society and turn this knowledge into a science, the (social)science of Marxism.●ON PRACTICE: On the Relation Between Knowledge and Practice,Between Knowing and Doing Mao Tse-tung July 1937
  3. 3. 50 Days to Save the Planet Human Development is our a Sustainable Future Crisis of Capitalism The Story of Stuff On PracticeKnowledge & Practice Knowing & Doing What about the STATE? Consumerism The Hidden Persuaders The Reproduction of Everyday Life Reproduction & Transformation Transcendence Clive Burgess ©2012
  4. 4. 50 Days to Save the Planet Human Development is a Sustainable FutureCONFLICT ~ dialectic relationships ~ Processes Control & Resistance Reproduction & Transformation ● Social Activities ● Social Relationships Colin Burgess 1984 2001 2004 PBOG ● The sociology of organisational life ● A reflection of social reality Clive Burgess 2007 2011 Clive Burgess ©2012
  5. 5. 50 Days to Save the Planet Human Development ~ not a Sustainable FutureState-Monopoly Capitalism with a Liberal Democratic IdeologySociety = the sum total of or an ensemble of social relationships...● The State ~ Historical Development of the State Climate Change Interventionist State ~ Welfare State The Vicious Circle National Democratic State ~ laissez faire capitalism Big society Enlightenment Constitutional State ~ Legislative State Law codification Territorial State ~ Clans, Kingdoms & Tribes Church Clive Burgess ©2012
  6. 6. 50 Days to Save the Planet Human Development ~ not a Sustainable FutureState-Monopoly Capitalism with a Liberal Democratic IdeologySociety = the sum total of or an ensemble of social relationships...● The State ~ Historical Development of the State Climate Change Interventionist State ~ Welfare State Business Capture – Sustainable Development Natural Capitalism & Corporate Social Responsibility Free Market Enterprise - Thatcherism National Democratic State ~ laissez faire capitalism Big society Entrepreneurial Capitalism & Philanthropic Benefactors Enlightenment Constitutional State ~ Legislative State Law codification House of Parliament – House of Lords Kings,Queens,Chiefs, Princes, Princesses, Lords, Lairds,etc Territorial State ~ Clans, Kingdoms & Tribes Church Clive Burgess ©2012
  7. 7. 50 Days to Save the Planet Human Development is a Sustainable FutureCONFLICT ~ dialectic relationships ~ Processes Social Activities Social Relationships ➔ Control & Resistance ➔ Reproduction & Transformation The State ~ Historical Development of the State Cultural lag Paradigm shift The Reproduction of Everyday Life - Fredy Perlman Clive Burgess ©2012 Colin Burgess 1984 2001 2004 2011
  8. 8. 50 Days to Save the Planet Human Development is a Sustainable FutureThe Reproduction of Everyday Life - Fredy Perlman the capitalist system is neither the natural nor the final form of human society; like the earlier social forms, capitalism is a specific response to material and historical conditions . Clive Burgess ©2012
  9. 9. 50 Days to Save the Planet Human Development ~ not a Sustainable FutureThe Crises of Capitalism 1. Human Factors 2. Institutional failure 3. Obsessed with fake theory ➔ It circumvents or transcends its 4. Cultural origins problems jumping barriers with 5. Failure of policy financial innovation ● David Harvey chose none of the above ➔ Excessive power of finance capital not excessive labour power ➔ Diminished wages produced a credit economy & tripled debt ➔ Capitalism never solves its problems it just moves them around ➔Harvey April 2010 Clive Burgess ©2012
  10. 10. 50 Days to Save the Planet Human Development is a Sustainable FutureCONFLICT ~ dialectic relationships ~ Aspects ➔ Collaboration The Class Struggle ➔ Transcendence ● Owners ● Historical overview ● ControllersColin Burgess 1984 2001 2004 2012 ● ProducersReframing Organisations ➔ Symbols ~ whats going on symbolically? ➔ Politics ~ whats going on politically? ➔ Structure ~ whats going on structurally? ➔ Human Resources ~ what is going on from this perspective? Clive Burgess ©2012
  11. 11. 50 Days to Save the Planet Human Development ~ ChoicesIf Capit alist t ake cont r ol it will becom e an ext ension ofAust er it yIf Socialist t ake cont r ol it will becom e inclusive and noneexploit at ive social j ust ice “Is it time to look beyond capitalism towards a new social order that would allow us to live within a system that could be responsible just & humane?” David Harvey 26th April 2010 Internal Contradictions of Capital Accumulation Accumulation by dispossession – primitive accumulationClive Burgess ©2012 Harvey 2010
  12. 12. 50 Days to Save the Planet Human Development ~ not a Sustainable FutureThe mutation of privatisationPrivatisation was never simply about the sale of nationalisedindustries and utilities but included restructuring the economy toincrease capital accumulation. It is “...a comprehensive strategyfor permanently restructuring the welfares state and publicservices in the interests of capital” (Whitfield 1983)Marketisation of public services...Marketisation creates theconditions whereby full privatisation becomes inevitable.Deconstructing democracy... financialisation, personalisation,marketisation and privatisation are designed to...➔ Dispossession, Disinvestment, Destabilisation, De-politicisation, Dis-empowerment in effect the de-construction of democracy at local, national and international levels.Clive Burgess ©2012 Whitefield 2012
  13. 13. 50 Days to Save the PlanetHuman Development ~ not a Sustainable FutureThe Story of Stuff ~ ● Annie Leanard“Our enormously productive economy demands that we makeconsumption our way of life, that we convert the buying and useof goods into rituals, that we seek our spiritual satisfaction, ourego satisfaction in consumption ...we need things consumed,burned up, replaced and discarded at an ever accelerating rate”The birth of consumerism Victor LeBo? Extraction Production Distribution Consumerism Disposal Consumerism DisposalClive Burgess ©2012
  14. 14. 50 Days to Save the Planet Human Development ~ for a Sustainable FutureThe Story of Stuff ➔ Planned Obsolescence ➔ Perceived ObsolescenceTrashing the planet ~ wasting resources &peoples potential ~ Recycling helps...but we need to change our patterns ofbehaviour and the way we are organised...there are plenty of points of intervention inthe supply chain that we can change ~Change the system & processes now beforeits too late ~ Time is running out!Clive Burgess ©2012
  15. 15. 50 Days to Save the PlanetHuman Potential will produce a Sustainable Future if allowed to DevelopA working hypothesis by Clive Burgess October 2012My global perspective➔ One World ~ Many People with different cultures Curious... looking beyond the obvious at the bigger picture Thank You for your time & energy Clive Live Clive Burgess ©2012

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