Michel Basuwens: The Relational State – The Human Factor

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Michel Bauwens
Michel Bauwens

THE RELATIONAL STATE

HOW RECOGNISING THE IMPORTANCE OF HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS COULD REVOLUTIONISE THE ROLE OF THE STATE

Edited by Graeme Cooke and Rich Muir

Featuring Lead Essays by Geoff Mulgan and Marc Stears

Institute for Public Policy Research (UK), November 2012

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Robert David STEELE VivasClick Here to See Personal Page
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ROBERT STEELE:  Michel Bauwens is one of a handful of individuals whose world-view has deeply affected my own ethical and intellectual understanding of reality.  What he has done with the Peer to Peer Foundation is Nobel-level stuff, and I plan to be alive when our visions come together and change the world for the better.  In the moment, just a comment about Weberian bureaucracy and Industrial Era commoditization of the human being.  Where we went wrong in our rush to “scientific reasoning” was in focusing on what we could measure and understand, while dismissing the human factor.  The older and wiser I get, the more I see how precious the Eastern view is, and how fundamental the human factor is.  Below are just a few books to further this line of thinking (along with my three master lists), and a link to my graduate paper on the origin and failure of the state, and the synopsis of my first graduate thesis on predicting revolution across all dimensions.  Human brains are the one infinite resource we have, and Jim Bamford nails it when he points out that one human brain can do more with less than all of NSA’s vapor ware today.  The state must get back in the business of nurturing its population, and out of the business of covering up for parasites on the USA all too willing to murder American children or American sailors for their own Satanic convenience.  I am not giving up on America the Beautiful.  Intelligence with integrity is the most powerful lever of the planet.  We just need a place to plant the lever.

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See Also:

Durant, Will, Philosophy and the Social Problem, Annotated Edition (Promethian Press, 2008)

Saul, John Ralston, Voltaire’s Bastards: The Dictatorship of Reason in the West (Vintage, 1993)

Sale, Kirkpatrick, Human Scale (New Catalyst Books, 2007)

Tiger, Lionel, The Manufacture of Evil: Ethics, Evolution, and the Industrial System (Marion Boyars Publishing, 2000)

 

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2011 Thinking About Revolution in the USA and Elsewhere (Full Text Online for Google Translate)

2010: Human Intelligence (HUMINT) Trilogy Updated

1975 MA Paper: The origin, status, and failure of the state as the sovereign mode of human organization

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Table of Contents Below the Line

Section 1: Context
The possibilities and politics of the r elational state…………………………………………………………..3
Graeme Cooke and Rick Muir
Introducing the relational state……………………………………………………………………………………….4
Beyond ‘new public management’ and Blair–Brown statecraft……………………………………………..4
The dimensions of the relational state debate……………………………………………………………………8
Conclusion: the politics of the relational state………………………………………………………………….15
Postscript: a strategy for advancing the r elational state…………………………………………………….17
Section 2: Vision
Government with the people: the outlines of a r elational state………………………………………….20
Geoff Mulgan
Background: from delivery state to relational state……………………………………………………………20
The rise of delivery and performance management …………………………………………………………..21
Theoretical considerations: dimensions of a relational state……………………………………………….22
Goals and tools for making gover nment more relational…………………………………………………….25
Delivery at the frontline to support relationships……………………………………………………………….27
What if government trusted the people to share the job of governing?…………………………………28
Adapting relational skills for public servants……………………………………………………………………29
Supporting citizens to support other citizens …………………………………………………………………..29
Changing relationships between the state, civil society and citizens …………………………………….31
Social innovation and relational models: a case study of ageing ………………………………………….32
Conclusions……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..34
The case for a state that supports r elationships, not a relational state………………………………35
Marc Stears
The problems……………………………………………………………………………………………………………36
What is the state?……………………………………………………………………………………………………..37
What does this all mean for the r elational state?………………………………………………………………39
What is possible and what is impossible? ………………………………………………………………………40
A state that facilitates relationships……………………………………………………………………………….42
A cautious conclusion………………………………………………………………………………………………..43
Section 3: Perspectives
Under pressure: the drivers of a new centr e-left statecraft……………………………………………….45
Nick Pearce
Sure Start and the dilemmas of r elational politics……………………………………………………………47
Duncan O’Leary
From relational ideas to relational action………………………………………………………………………..49
Hilary Cottam
Relational reality: citizen-centred healthcare…………………………………………………………………..52
Axel Heitmueller
Power games: shaping a more democratic relational state……………………………………………….55
Tess Lanning
Set our schools free: a relational approach to education………………………………………………….57
Jon Wilson
The psychology of the relational state……………………………………………………………………………59
Jon Stokes
The relational state: a revolution in the making……………………………………………………………….62
Tessa Jowell