Closing the governance gap

A harmonious society is a kind of ideal society. An harmonious society should be a considerate community where the interests of all within this society are protected and coordinated.

The establishment of a harmonious society is a complicated project. We must learn to deal in an appropriate manner with the relations among various kinds of interests to enable and maintain all positive factors. We must adapt ourselves to new features to innovate and perfect management system of resources (material & human). We must keep our eyes on the interests of the unable and come up with new thoughts on solutions to strengthen and improve the overall well-being of mankind. All this is part of governance.

Social construction-ism and social constructiv-ism are sociological theories of knowledge that consider how social phenomena or objects of consciousness develop in social contexts. A social construction (also called a social construct) is a concept or practice that is the construct (or artifact) of a particular group. When we say that something is socially constructed, we are focusing on its dependence on contingent variables of our social selves rather than any intrinsic quality. The underlying assumptions on which social constructivism is typically seen to be based are reality, knowledge, and learning.


Building blocks

Constructing culture

Culture is a term that is used to mean a number of things in different contexts. Normally, it could be assumed that one is talking about such things as art, architecture, clothing, or food, opera, ballet, and fancy dinner tables with lots of silverware. This may all be a part of culture. Actually, culture is the combined values, beliefs, and behavioral expectations shared by a group, as well as physical manifestations that are created by this group. In other words, culture encompasses both a physical or material component such as clothes and food, and a non-physical (or non-material) component such as values and beliefs.

Developing and transition societies face significant new trends in the global environment that affect not only the shape and mode of operation but also the very purpose of their systems. Among the most critical dimensions of change are the convergent impacts of globalization, the increasing importance of knowledge as a main driver of social progress, and the information and communication revolution.

Knowledge accumulation and application have become major factors in development. The combination of increased computing power, diminishing prices of hardware and software, improvement of wireless and satellite technologies, and reduced telecommunication costs have all but removed the space and time barriers to information access and exchange.

This development enables global cultures to communicate in ways and on a scale never before present. The role of individuals in the construction of knowledge societies and democratic societies is more influential than ever. The availability of information is central to the creation of the intellectual capacity on which a harmonious sustainable society depends and to the promotion of the lifelong-learning practices necessary to update individual knowledge and skills. Social innovations leading to the establishment of common ethics and responsibility are an integral part of an emerging harmonious society

This development enables local societies to rise above national culture by sharing their best practices on a global scale while honoring the intrinsic values shared by all humanity and its fundamentals to the construction of a global culture of harmonious societies.

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Embrace Technology

The capability of dealing with the complex situations in face of the changing objectives and  environments are essential in today’s fast-paced world.  However, any complex situation undergoes an inevitable process of generation, formation and development. The ever more clear inability of national governments to address those situations create ample opportunities for those constructing an harmonious society. By rationally analyzing and tactfully responding with the benefits and aid of global networks and scientific capabilities of dealing with complex situations many of the challenges can be tackled.

The awareness and ability of dealing with unexpected development is closely related to the historic and strategic insight of the collective in decision-making processes. This awareness is part of the construction of the solution. The new knowledge and accumulated experience is available for use or revision in real-time.

The informal nonbinding status of governance debates is one of the distinctive markers of this unique time in global change initiation. According to some the fact that the discussions are not binding allows a free and more open deliberation of contested topics. According to others, this very same attribute makes the debate pointless. In practice, however, the opposition fails to admit that in reality there is often room for more then one possible solution.

Governance debates must be open to all stakeholders. The analysis of the debate carries  properties on how to properly construct the mechanisms of policy and the framework of the governance related issues. Recent studies developed an argument about the role of nonbinding consensus in creating discursive permanency and continuity throughout policies. It provides new insights on the definitions of governance as well as serving as an illustration for strengths of the binding nature of non-binding debates.

In the face of systemic failure of banks, corporations and governance, we are in the early process of responding to these challenges and in so doing are making efforts to build a more harmonious society.

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