An Ecosystemic Approach to the Development and Evaluation of Public Policies, Research and Teaching Programmes

Monday, 11 July 2016: 09:00-10:30
Location: Hörsaal 31 (Main Building)
TG03 Human Rights and Global Justice (host committee)

Language: English

The development and evaluation of public policies, research and teaching programmes asks for new paradigms of growth, power, wealth, work and freedom embedded into the educational, cultural, social, political and economical institutions. Instead of surrendering to specialisation and fragmentation, problems would be defined within the “boiling pot”, not reduced to the bubbles of the surface (effects, fragmented, taken-for-granted issues). 
A “new global covenant” should emphasize social justice, physical, social and mental wellbeing and the equilibrium between natural and built environments in view of the transition to an ecosystemic model of culture. The present ethos should not center on individual good and individual value alone, but on the environment and the public space; as a global system, encompassing ecosystems, beings and things. 
All dimensions of being-in-the-world (intimate, interactive, social and biophysical) should be considered in the genesis (diagnosis) and evolution of the events (prognosis), as they combine to elicit the events (deficits/assets), cope with consequences (desired/undesired) and contribute for change (potential outputs), in view of their complementarity role and dynamic equilibrium, as they evolve as donors and recipients. 
To assess deficits and assets in the genesis of the events, an ecosystemic framework is posited, encompassing all dimensions of being in the world, in view of the planning and evaluation of public policies, research and teaching programmes; to deal with problems of difficult settlement or solution in the world, the transition to an ecosystemic model of culture is an essential condition for consistency, effectiveness and endurance.
Session Organizers:
Andre PILON, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil and Mark FREZZO, University of Mississippi, USA
Mark FREZZO, University of Mississippi, USA
Economic Policy: Development Economics, Green Jobs, and Employment of Last Resort
Natalia BRACARENSE, North Central College, USA; Paulo BRACARENSE, Universidade Federal do Parana, Brazil