Gian Piero de Bellis

Polyarchy/Panarchy

A paradigm

(2023)

 


Ideas and proposals for a new personal and social paradigm, beyond statism.


 

Contents

 

PRESENTATION
The present confusion
The old paradigm: failings
The new paradigm : functions
The papers

FROM MAGIC WORDS TO MEANINGFUL CONCEPTS
Introduction
Capital
Interest
Profit
Market
Work – Employment
Anarchy
Left – Right
Liberté - Egalité – Fraternité
Public – Private
Roots - Identity – Nationality
General considerations

FROM VICIOUS INTERESTS TO VIRTUOUS CHOICES
Interests : the down-to-earth hypothesis
Interests : the up-in-the-sky myth
Interests : the professional figures
Interests : the state figures
The nature of interests
Vested-hidden interests as vicious interests
Competing-visible interests for virtuous choices

FROM FAKE POLARITIES TO FITTING PLURALITIES
Polarities
The functions of polarities
The limits of polarities
Reality as plurality
Plurality as variety
The multiple networked continua
From polarity to plurality

FROM SENSELESS CONSUMPTION TO SENSIBLE CARE
In the past : necessary consumption
The wealthy élite : conspicuous consumption
The interlude : in between the wars
The working masses : continuous consumption
In the present : senseless consumption
The ways of waste
The functions of waste
The effects of waste
In the future : sensible care

FROM TERRITORIAL SOVEREIGNTY TO PERSONAL SEIGNIORY
In principio
Power : territorial sovereignty
State power : total territorial sovereignty
The erosion of total territorial sovereignty
The present/actual reality
The present/potential trend
Personal seigniory
Personal seigniory as individual responsibility (actors)
Personal seigniory as universal husbandry (actions)
Epilogue

FROM CLOSED TERRITORIALISM TO OPEN SPATIALISM
Introduction
Territory
Territoriality
Territorialism
Micro-territorialism (feudalism)
Macro-territorialism (statism)
The wrongs/faults of territorialism (monopolizing territories)
The rights/functions of territoriality (managing territories)
Beyond territorialism
Towards spatialism

FROM CONGESTED AGGLOMERATIONS TO CONVIVIAL HABITATS
The rural world
The urban revolution
The urban reality
The agricultural scene
The medieval town
The capital city
The industrial centre
The imperial megalopolis
The urban crisis
The recomposition of space
The rurban alternative
Towards convivial habitats

FROM ENFORCED SCHOOLING TO SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING
Education from living
Education as schooling
The resumption and diffusion of schooling
The birth of state schooling
The consolidation of state schooling
The proclaimed justifications for state schooling
The concealed motivations for state schooling
The functions of state schooling
The features of state schooling
The figures of state schooling
The effects of state schooling
The objections to state schooling
The alternatives to state schooling
From schooling to learning
Self-directed learning
Learning environments

FROM WICKED OCCUPATIONS TO WORTHY ACTIVITIES
Presentation
Toil
Labour
Trades
Work
Jobs
Professions
Careers
Employment
The end of occupations
The spread of activities
Towards a new reality

FROM THE SERIAL MASS MORON TO THE SINGULAR HUMAN BEING
The portrayed human being
The real human being
The present historical reality
The serial mass moron
The preferable social reality
The singular human being

FROM COMPULSORY TAXATION TO VOLUNTARY ALLOCATION
Origins
Sequel
To the present
Taxation : justifications
Taxation : justifications and reality
Taxation : justifications and the hidden agenda
Some considerations
The perverse remedies
The possible solutions

FROM POLITICAL ECONOMY TO SCIENTIFIC ECOLONOMICS
Economy
Political Economy
The misleading start
The misguided convictions
The mischievous policies
The mindless tenets
The mistaken persuasions
The miserable results
The mystifying end
Economics
Ecolonomics

FROM RULERS’ MONOPOLIES TO USERS’ CHOICES
Monopolies
Feudal monopolies
Town monopolies
Crown monopolies
A respite from monopolies
The revival of monopolies: state-run monopolies
The extension of monopolies: state-made monopolies
The justifications for monopolies
The bankruptcy of monopolies
Beyond monopolies

FROM LEGAL TENDER TO VIRTUAL VOUCHERS
Money : beginning
Money : afterwards
Money : mismanagement
Money : functions and mis-functions
Money: directors, actors and extras
Money: a forgotten past
Money : an uneasy present
Money : a hopeful future
Money as Virtual Vouchers (for exchange)
Banking as Personal Pooling (for production)
The way ahead

FROM FALLACIOUS POLITICS TO SOUND CIVICS
Politics
The working of politics
Fallacies
Politics : material fallacies
Politics : logical fallacies
Politics : psychological fallacies
Beyond fallacies
Beyond politics
Civics

FROM STATE POLICING TO COMMUNITY RIGHTING
The starting point: ethos and nomos
The slippery turn: cratos and lex
Policing
State policing
The deceitful foundations of state policing
The contemptible aims of state policing
The absurd reality of state policing
The perverse results of state policing
A different conception
A different practice
A different scenario
Towards community righting

FROM TOTALITARIAN DEMOCRACY TO LIBERTARIAN POLYARCHY/PANARCHY
Politics as democracy
Democracy : etymology (descriptive)
Democracy : ethics (prescriptive)
Democracy : praxis (practice)
The pre-conditions for democracy
The disappearance of the pre-conditions
The totalitarian democracy
Democracy as statocracy
Beyond totalitarian democracy : polyarchy/panarchy

SUMMING UP
Knowledge as science
The choking of knowledge
The splitting of knowledge
The current state of knowledge
The basic aspects of knowledge
The development of knowledge
The new paradigm of knowledge
Epilogue : the paradigm facing reality

 

 


 

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