OECD Award to PEKEA
Local Governments Club
What is value for society: what is societal value and wealth of our communities? How to measure wealth? How to measure progress in the directions that our communities have decided to follow and towards the targets they have chosen?
The wording at the Santiago conference was - About value and accounting of societal acknowledged values.
The integration of the "Political" dimension is especially to assert that so-called "economic laws" are no to be revered but submitted to "societal laws" decided by humans in a democratic way with justice. What about democracy facing ecocracy ?
We all reject the ability of the invisible hand of the market to solve for example the problem of international relations in agricultural products and we contest the significance of "democracy" when China and Monaco have one vote each. Between individuals when "original" distribution of wealth is so unequal, what can do the "market" what kind of democracy can work? How to decide "collective", "common" objectives and means to make our way towards them and to articulate different levels of "collective", "communities".
Theoretical analysis and empirical observation of individual and collective behaviour in a transdisciplinary perspective.
Many concepts about rationality are questions to all established human and social sciences. Could the proposed concept of "appropriateness", for example, be a good starting point for an attempt towards a postdisciplinary approach to understand individual and collective behaviour ?
What is our feasible common future : a planet for humanity and solidarity ?
What is pragmatic and rigorous to express as substitute to the old dream to have for everyone a material life on the model of the average white American and that was termed "development" or now "sustainable development"? This is rather important and both philosophical and concrete. It is a necessary vision and background for our attempt to build something to help to get rid off inhumanity and take off from prehistory of humanity.