Freeing the Luwaks and escaping the iron cage: Vignettes on surviving in the Anthropocene by joining up the social, economic and environmental policy dots: an application of critical systemic thinking to areas of concern

Janet McIntyre-Mills, Yvonne Corcoran-Nantes, Rudolf Wirawan, Ida Widianingsih, Inez Saptenno, Novieta H Sari

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Abstract

This chapter suggests alternative approaches (alternative to ‘business as usual’) which build on the capabilities of young people at risk of leaving the land premised on a non-anthropocentric approach that fosters sustainable development through job creation. Non-anthropocentrism refers to the approach where human beings appreciate that they share one habitat with other living systems. Binary oppositional thinking results in anthropocentric policy and governance practices that do not protect the habitat of living systems and that frame development in terms of profit by the minority elites at the expense of the majority within this generation and the next.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDemocracy and Governance for Resourcing the Commons
Subtitle of host publicationTheory and Practice on Rural-Urban Balance
EditorsJanet McIntyre-Mills, Norma Romm, Yvonne Corcoran-Nantes
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Chapter8
Pages195-232
Number of pages38
ISBN (Electronic)9783030048914
ISBN (Print)9783030049935, 9783030048907
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameContemporary systems thinking
PublisherSpringer
ISSN (Print)1568-2846

Keywords

  • social justice
  • sustainable development
  • job creation

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    McIntyre-Mills, J., Corcoran-Nantes, Y., Wirawan, R., Widianingsih, I., Saptenno, I., & Sari, N. H. (2019). Freeing the Luwaks and escaping the iron cage: Vignettes on surviving in the Anthropocene by joining up the social, economic and environmental policy dots: an application of critical systemic thinking to areas of concern. In J. McIntyre-Mills, N. Romm, & Y. Corcoran-Nantes (Eds.), Democracy and Governance for Resourcing the Commons: Theory and Practice on Rural-Urban Balance (pp. 195-232). (Contemporary systems thinking). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-04891-4_8