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The Role of Women in Integral Sustainable Development By Nicanor Perlas Publisher, www.truthforce.infowww.truthforce.info
PROBLEM DEFINITION KEY FINDING OF THE WORLD SUMMIT ON WOMEN IN BEIJING Need to increase women's participation in power and decision making.
PROBLEM DEFINITION FINDINGS OF THE CAPWIP, Global Congress of Women in Politics, Purple Book, p. 49. increased participation in local governments, but women found in very small numbers and have little impact in national governance Women's representation in government is tokenistic which impedes the real change and progress that women can make even when they are in power.
NEEDS Review and examine the Asia Pacific situation on women in leadership, decision making and politics in current global context identify strategic gaps and appropriate courses of action for the next decade.
ANALYSIS: REFRAMING THE CHALLENGE Re-conceptualize the notions Sustainable development Power Leadership Womens Role
REFRAMING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT THE CASE OF GLOBAL WARMING
Reframing Sustainable Development Ecological - Entropy Economic – cars, industries Culture – consumption habits, S & T Political – laws and policies Social – population Human – individualism, materialism Spiritual – materialism
Seven Dimensions of Integral Sus Dev (ISD) 7 Dimensions of SD - Spiritual - Human - Social - Cultural - Political - Economic - Ecological
REFRAMING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Sus Dev (SD) not = Environment alone Earth Summit: SD = Environment, Economic, Social SD ISD All UN Summits are in reality aspects of ISD
ISD AND THE UN SUMMITS They all share the same fate. Conclusion of the Commission on Globalization in London – negligible impact of all summits Why?
WTO and the Marginalization of the UN Summits The Hard Agenda of the 1990s WTO obligatory and with sanctions UN Summits voluntary and minimal sanctions Policy Conflict: WTO obligations prevail
Bush Doctrine: Marginalization of the UN Summits The Hard Agenda of the 21 st century = The Bush Doctrine
TECHNOLOGICAL SINGULARITY The Third Meta-Agenda of the 21 st Century What is Technological Singularity? What is it a Threat to ISD? Fukuyama and the Real End of History
THE CLASH OF WORLDVIEWS ISD or the Empire Matrix Who determines? Whose World? A question of power, leadership, womens role and spiritual development
REFRAMING POWER ISD New Concept of Power ISD Societal Threefolding (3F) 3F and 3 Kinds of Power
Societal Threefolding THE THREE SPHERES OF SOCIETY ECONOMY (Business) POLITICS (Government) CULTURE (Civil society)
REFRAMING POWER Cultural or Soft Power Political/Military or Hard Power Economic or Sticky Power ECONOMY (Business) POLITICS (Government) CULTURE (Civil society)
POWER CONCEPT IN THE BUSH DOCTRINE Cultural Power = Clash of Civilizations Political Power = US Unilateralism Economic = Economic Globalization
ISD Counter Concept of Power ISD poses the counter power of solidarity of the societal spheres or Societal threefolding Requires the principled and strategic convergence of civil society (cultural power), government (political power) and business (economic power)
3F POWER AND DEMOCRACY The New Check and Balance in Society But new balance of power not enough New Leadership required
REFRAMING LEADERSHIP Competitive Leadership vs. Associative Leadership Darwinian Struggle for Power or Harnessing Collective Intelligence ISD and Associative Leadership
THE ROLE OF WOMEN ISD Challenges not ordinary challenges Unprecedented Womens Role also needs to be reframed
REFRAMING THE ROLE OF WOMEN Historically, women power associated with the take over of the domain of the masculine The feminine in the guise of the masculine
REFRAMING THE ROLE OF WOMEN Civilizational Challenges Requires the Mobilization of the True Feminine Our world is suffering from one the overblown idolatry of the masculine
THE MASCULINE IN WORLD AFFAIRS Global Warming and the masculine Baconian attitude of torturing nature so that she will reveal her secrets. Fragmentation and reductionism in science connected with left brain analytical cognition
THE MASCULINE IN WORLD AFFAIRS Masculine Competition permeates Economic globalization US Unilateralism Clash of Civilization Technological Singularity
THE FEMININE IN WORLD AFFAIRS SOME BASIC SCIENTIFIC FACTS ON HUMAN NATURE