Integral Polity Integrating Nature, Culture, Society and Economy
The new book by Ronnie Lessem with Ibrahim Abouleish, Marko Pogačnik and Louis Herman
In our current situation of economic, social and environmental crisis we need new ideas to make us fit for the needed transformation processes.
It will require new ways of thinking, new forms of organizations and communities. Our past experiences show that relying on governments alone cannot be the solution. The examples of integral polity are very inspiring by starting development from the local context as opposed to the prevailing top-down method. Trans4m gives a valuable orientation to our coming integral age and we all have to ask ourselves where we stand in order to proactively shape our future in a purposeful and sustainable way
Helmy Abouleish, Chief Executive Officer of SEKEM
About the authors:
Professor Ronnie Lessem is a Zimbabwean political economist, and graduate of Harvard Business School, who co-founded the Integral Worlds approach to Integral Development via the Trans4m Centre for Integral Development in Geneva. www.trans-4-m.com
Professor Dr Ibrahim Abouleish is an Egyptian-born, Austrian-educated engineer and pharmacologist, ecologist and spiritual scientist,
who received the Right Livelihood Award for founding Sekem, a Sustainable Community in the desert. SEKEM Group
Marko Pogačnik, who studied at the Academy of Arts in Slovenia, is a conceptual artist and earth healer, and an iconic figure in his country, who designed the national flag of Slovenia and practises Sacred Geography around the world.
Professor Louis Herman is a South African-born medical graduate of the University of Cambridge in England, now head of the department of political science at the University of Hawaii, West Oahu, renowned for his Primal Politics.