Pbog 50 days to save the planet oct 2012

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Pbog 50 days to save the planet oct 2012

  1. 1. 50 Days to Save the Planet Sustainable DevelopmentA working hypothesis by Clive Burgess October 2012My global perspective➔ One World ~ Many People with different culturesCurious... looking beyond the obvious at the biggerpicture Clive Burgess ©2012
  2. 2. 50 Days to Save the Planet Sustainable DevelopmentA World divided by Wars, Water, Waste & Want ➔ The Final FrontierIf 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. Clive Burgess 2012What is to be done and Whos going to do it? Harvey – book title Clive Burgess ©2012
  3. 3. 50 Days to Save the Planet Sustainable DevelopmentCONFLICT ~ 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
  4. 4. 50 Days to Save the Planet Sustainable DevelopmentSociety = the sum total of or an ensemble of social relationships...How do you define social relationships?A relationship is a quality which can be stated only of two ormore entities together where each refers to the other, not ofsome single thing.Social relationships are where some entity recognized as being socialthat is people, organisations or societies, are constantly in interaction witheach other at some level or anotherRelationships may be physical, biological, social or cultural.Example Physical: Cup and Saucer... Biological: Bird and an egg... Social:Husband and Wife... or Home and Work... Cultural: A noun and a verbClive Burgess 2010 Clive Burgess ©2012
  5. 5. 50 Days to Save the Planet Sustainable DevelopmentRelationshipsActivities carried on in relationshipsA relationship is an interaction between two people... a husband and a wifeis a home relationship … a boss and a worker is a work relationship aninterrelationship strictly speaking is a relationship between two relationshipsA relationship between two relationships:...eg relationships in the homebetween husband and wife and relationships at work between a boss and aworkerInterrelationships are therefore relationships between relationships... awoman as a worker at work and the woman as a wife at homeBy extension intra-relationships is an activity carried on within a relationshipfor example the wife having sex with the husband but not with her boss thatwould be extra-relationships... Clive Burgess 2010 Clive Burgess ©2012
  6. 6. 50 Days to Save the Planet Sustainable DevelopmentCONFLICT ~ 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
  7. 7. 50 Days to Save the Planet Sustainable DevelopmentUnited Nations United Nations ● Rio 1992 ● Rio+ 20 ● Agenda 21 ● Grassroots activismSustainable Communities ● Health & Well-being ~ Eduction & Employment ● Housing & Built Environment ~ Transport & Infrastructure ● Natural Environment ~ National Security ~ Taxation & Funding ● Energy Production, Distribution & Consumption ● Economy ~ Waste Management BUSINESS CAPTURE ~ Self- Regulation ~ Neo-liberalism Clive Burgess 2009 Clive Burgess ©2012
  8. 8. 50 Days to Save the Planet Sustainable DevelopmentGlobal system theory - the three building blocks 1 - Transnational corporations 2 - The transnational capitalist class 3 - The culture-ideology of consumerismThe transnational capitalist class and its four fractions 1 - Owners and Controllers of Transnational Corporations and their local affiliates 2 - Globalizing bureaucrats and politicians 3 - Globalizing professionals 4 - Consumerist elites (merchants and media) The transnational capitalist class and the discourse of globalization 1 - The discourses of national competitiveness 2 - Sustainable Development to further the interests of global capital. 3 - Globalization Sklair 2000 Clive Burgess ©2012
  9. 9. 50 Days to Save the Planet Sustainable DevelopmentThe Age of Austerity Diminishing Accountability Attack on... ● Bail out of the banks ➔ Human Rights ● QE Fiscal stimulus ➔ Health & Safety legislationBusiness Capture ➔ Employment rights ➔ Pensions & welfare benefits ● Personalisation ➔ Public Services ● Financialisation ➔ Quality Service Providers ● Privatisation ➔ National Health Service ● Marketisation ➔ Sustainable supply chain Whitfield 2012 ➔ Audits & Auditors Clive Burgess ©2012
  10. 10. 50 Days to Save the Planet Sustainable DevelopmentState-Monopoly Capitalism with a Liberal Democratic IdeologySociety = the sum total of or an ensemble of social relationships... Intended or unintended consequencesThe State ➔ DispossessionNational Democratic State ➔ DisinvestmentInterventionist State ➔ DestabilisationConstitutional State ➔ De-politicisationTerritorial State ➔ Dis-empowerment Unintended consequences ● REVOLUTION Clive Burgess ©2012
  11. 11. 50 Days to Save the Planet Sustainable Development“Information does not necessarily lead toincreased awareness, and increasedawareness does not necessarily lead to action.Information provision, whether throughadvertisements, leaflets or labelling, must bebacked up by other approaches” .”Demos & Green Alliance, 2003 Clive Burgess ©2012
  12. 12. 50 Days to Save the Planet Sustainable Development“Although thought maybe seen by some assubjective, it is the actions one takes by usingones own definition of the situation and the socialrelationships between the interactions of theparticipants and how others respond to theactions taken, which create socially realconsequences”Clive Burgess 13th July 2005 Clive Burgess ©2012
  13. 13. 50 Days to Save the Planet Sustainable DevelopmentA working hypothesis by Clive Burgess October 2012My global perspective➔ One World ~ Many People with different culturesCurious... looking beyond the obvious at the biggerpicture Clive Burgess ©2012 Thank You for your time & energy still more to do Clive Live...

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