the range of problems in our global economy and seeming disparate values and
positions taken by nations, political entities and others, would you
agree that we may be in a paradigm crisis?
If this is the case, how would we know?
Richard B. Heydinger
from the University of Minnesota suggests some indicators that help identify such paradigm crisis:
1. Increased arguments about seeing and doing.
2. Extensive reports and data on failures.
3. Dissatisfaction and contusion amongst practitioners.
4. Performance deterioration altering the political order.
5. Increased search for alternative approaches.
6. Small events lead to crises.
7. Increased dynamism within the system.
Would anyone doubt indications of these happening in our societies? What if a different way-of-thinking, a different paradigm represents is already here and we just don't understand it?
One indicator would be that some people are doing things that to some make perfect sense, but others cannot understand.
Is this what we are observing in our current political dialogue?
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rum at the Hilton Woodland Hills in Los Angeles,
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In2:IN 2009 Forum Team