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In Place of Austerity Restructuring the State - Dexter Whitfield 2012 - PBOG the sociology of organisational life

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Pbog 50 days to save the planet 3 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 is our Sustainable FutureFirst Premises of Materialist MethodThe premises from which we begin are not arbitrary ones,not dogmas, but real premises from which abstraction can onlybe made in the imagination.They are the real individuals, their activity and the materialconditions under which they live, both those which theyfind already existing and those produced by their activity.These premises can thus be verified in a purely empiricalway. Karl Marx. The German Ideology. 1845 Clive Burgess ©2012
  3. 3. 50 Days to Save the Planet Human Development is our Sustainable FutureProgress – Social Interventionist State – Democratic SocialismSociety = the sum total of or an ensemble of social relationships...● The State ~ Historical Development of the State Climate Change Social Interventionist State ~ Welfare State The Vicious Break the cycle THINK Virtuous Circle 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
  4. 4. 50 Days to Save the Planet Human Development is a Sustainable FutureCONFLICT ~ dialectic relationships ~ Processes Social Activities Social Relationships ➔ Control & Resistance ➔ Reproduction & TransformationRestructuring the State Roles and Responsibilities● 3 Broad Duties and Responsibilities● 5 Core functions of the State Clive Burgess ©2012 Dexter Whitfield 2012 Colin Burgess 1984 2001 2004 2011
  5. 5. 50 Days to Save the Planet Human Development is our Sustainable FutureRestructuring the State ~ Core functions of the stateThe national state has three broad duties and responsibilities 1 It must recognise the UN and international fundamental principles and rights and ensure they are fulfilled individually and collectively. 2 It must ensure future generations are not burdened with unsustainable levels of debt; politically, economic, social and environmental conditions or democratic governance that is not fit for purpose. 3 Among many functions it has a duties and responsibilities to manage the economy, fulfill international obligations, and maintain law and order. Clive Burgess ©2012 Dexter Whitfield 2012
  6. 6. 50 Days to Save the Planet Human Development is our Sustainable FutureThese Roles & Responsibilities are organised underfive core functions1 Democratic governance & Civil Society2 National and International Responsibilities3 Human Needs and Development4 Economic and Fiscal Management5 The Regulation of Markets, Firms, and OrganisationsThe ability to fulfill these functions require legislativepowers, political and moral authority, governance andaccountability and adequate resources to plan andimplement decisions. Clive Burgess ©2012 Dexter Whitfield 2012
  7. 7. 50 Days to Save the Planet Human Development is our Sustainable FutureSustainable Development for a better quality of life for all ● Safer, Stronger Communities ● Cleaner, Greener Communities ➔ Rebuilding Britain ➔ A Future that Works Clive Burgess ©2012
  8. 8. 50 Days to Save the Planet Human Development is our Sustainable FutureThis in turn requires skills and capabilities such as leadershipand political strategy, fiscal and economic management; theability to plan and manage projects; power of regulation,intervention and enforcement; to raise revenue to finance andinvest; and ensure equality and redistribution.The state must provide and directly deliver the vast majority ofthese functions and services. Voluntary and privateorganisations have an important but limited role. In Place of Austerity Reconstructing the economy, state and public services Dexter Whitfield is Director of the European Service Strategy Unit and Adjunct Associate Professor, Australian Institute for Social Research, University of Adelaide Clive Burgess ©2012 Dexter Whitfield 2012
  9. 9. 50 Days to Save the Planet Human Development is our Sustainable Future1 Democratic Governance & Civil Society➔ Governance, representation and public accountability➔ Participation in public policy-making process➔ Civil rights and freedom of information➔ Law and order➔ Justice and penal system➔ Enhanced engagement and capacity of civil society➔ Transparency of policies, performance & public procurement Clive Burgess ©2012 Dexter Whitfield 2012
  10. 10. 50 Days to Save the Planet Human Development is our Sustainable Future 2 National and International responsibilities➔ Global, European and national policy-making➔ Macro-economic, infrastructure and transport planning➔ International aid and development, and multi/bilateral trade agreements➔ Reduced carbon emissions, promote renewables and infrastructure adaptation➔ Foreign relations policy➔ Defence and security➔ Protect and sustain the environment & joint action on climate change Clive Burgess ©2012 Dexter Whitfield 2012
  11. 11. 50 Days to Save the Planet Human Development is our Sustainable Future3 Human needs and Development➔ Education and Learning➔ Public health, health and social care➔ Shelter and housing➔ Income support➔ Poverty reduction and social inclusion➔ Equalities and social justice➔ Identify and quantify social and economic needs➔ Promote social economy➔ Promote the arts, culture and heritage➔ Protect the public domain/commons Clive Burgess ©2012 Dexter Whitfield 2012
  12. 12. 50 Days to Save the Planet Human Development is our Sustainable Future4 Economic and fiscal management➔ Manage inflation through interest rates and money supply➔ Progressive taxation➔ Manage public expenditure➔ Invest in infrastructure➔ Redistribution➔ Plan regions, cities, urban and rural areas➔ Economic development and regeneration➔ Job creation and training➔ Manage public assets effectively➔ Research development and innovation Clive Burgess ©2012 Dexter Whitfield 2012
  13. 13. 50 Days to Save the PlanetHuman Development is our Sustainable Future5 Regulation of markets, firms and organisations➔ Regulation of and intervention in financial, trade, utility and service markets (standards, rights, prices, performance)➔ Property, land and intellectual property rights➔ Regulation of corporate sector Clive Burgess ©2012 Dexter Whitfield 2012
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. Social Interventionist State – Working TogetherIn Place of Austerity Information Management CONTROL Risk Management Meetings Supervision Consultation People Collectivity ManagementPolitical & Moral BEHAVIOUR Authority PLAN Political Governance ActivismRegulation of theMarketsFirms Comply . Participate TeamworkOrganisations Conform Roles and Responsibilities GUIDELINES ORGANISATION of the Financial STATE Legislative The Management Powers STATE Democratic Manage Process Legislative Management Human Development Key Performance Indicators - Targets International Standards for Quality, Environment & Social Responsibility Corrective Action PBOG Sanctions Operations Management The sociology of organisational life Clive Burgess ©Oct 2012
  16. 16. The Big Society State-Monopoly Capitalism with a Liberal Democratic Ideology CONTROL Information Management Risk Management Meetings Supervision Limited Consultation People No mandate Accountability Management to Govern Individualism PLAN BEHAVIOUR Self-regulation Personalisation FinancialisationBusiness Capture Comply . Participate Teamwork Conform Roles and Responsibilities Financial Roll Back Management GUIDELINES ORGANISATION The STATE Marketisation Privatisation Undemocratic Free Market Process Economics Manage Corporate Citizen Legislative Management Corporate Social Responsibility Key Performance Indicators - Payment-by-Result Business Freedom Corrective Action PBOG Sanctions Operations Management The sociology of organisational life Clive Burgess ©Oct 2012
  17. 17. 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 Thank You for your time and energy Clive Live Clive Burgess ©2012

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