Creativity — a necessary prerequisite for success, or an over-rated concept that cannot be learnt? The debate rages on. However, in my work as an academic and in community-building, I have been fortunate enough to work with students and community activists who are truly gifted in terms of creativity.

So…


So … we have moved so far from nature — or have we?

I mean, I’m not a spiritual guy. I don’t believe in any higher being, and I certainly don’t believe God or any such concept. And yet … I walk into the forest and I feel peace. …


Community is one the major sources of resilience as it is within community that the person has the possibility of being nurtured and cared for. …


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A vital part of the resilience toolbox is the notion of exploring the good life. This has been a major topic of debate over the centuries, starting with the ideas put forward by Aristotle and Epicurus, both great Greek Philosophers of the Classical Age of Athens.

Aristotle professed…


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The philosophy of bourgeois society, after the rise of the middle-classes, was based on utilitarianism, which, according to Daniel Bell, is ‘a hedonistic calculation of pleasure and pain’. Such beliefs and ways of conduct partly paved the way for modern-day hedonism. Such hedonism is characterised by Bell as…


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Co-creation and the sharing economy are essentially about building a resilient community and a resilient local economy which allows the members of that community to become more resilient because of the opportunities it creates and because of the network of support it offers.

Basically, co-creation is the bringing…


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Resilience as a form of resistance, especially to neoliberalism in the current epoch, is essential to those people who struggle to change the system and yet find it difficult to continue to do their work.

The history of social change tells us that it is collective social movements…


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We are currently living in a neoliberal era, but what does this actually mean? We need to differentiate neoliberalism from what came before; so this paper is an attempt to clarify this issue.

Firstly, let us say for the sake of the argument that the neoliberal ascendancy started…


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Introduction

In 1992, American political philosopher, Francis Fukuyama, released his infamous work “The End of History and the Last Man”, arguing that the progression of human history as a struggle between ideologies is largely at an end, with the world settling on liberal democracy after the end of…


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There are many existential threats to human life in the 21st Century, many of which are carried over from the 20th Century.

The threats of terrorism, nuclear war, militaristic regimes, and so on, are issues that paralysed nations and individuals throughout the 20th Century. On the other hand…

Dr Robert Muller

On Kaurna Land; Research Fellow, Disinformation/Nation-State Resilience; Sociologist; Thesis Guide/Editor: https://drrobmuller.com/ & https://www.linkedin.com/

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