These pages use the models and theories of the Integrated SocioPsychology approach for analysing and understanding the factors underlying international conflict and global issues and developing appropriate intervention strategies. More immediate ‘hotspot’-type observations can be found in the Blog.
Those who support the Integrated approach and are interested in such matters are invited to submit pieces for publication here as ‘guest features’ or ‘guest reports’. Please get in touch with your ideas via the Contact page.
The Often Misunderstood Dynamics of Global Change
Guest feature by Alan Tonkin on the importance of addressing values in international negotiations
Innovation & Values in the 21st Century
Guest feature by Alan Tonkin on the concept of innovation being influenced by value systems
Values & Development
Guest feature by Alan Tonkin exploring how Democracy develops in different ways over time and in different contexts
Developing Countries, Democracy & Values
Guest feature by Alan Tonkin on the need for countries to develop Order-oriented values to avoid becoming ‘failed states’
Killing the Terrorists
The argument for being tough on terrorists and the causes of terrorism
The EU: an Organisation divided by Values
Guest feature by Alan Tonkin on the values faultlines undermining the European Union’s attempts to create an integrated entity
Modernisation Theory vs Stratified Democracy 10/01/17
Feature exploring the detrimental effects on the developing world of Walt Rostow’s Modernisation Theory and how Don Beck’s Stratified Democracy concept offers a more organic and successful route to development
Is Collectivism being overtaken by Individualism?
An exploration of the concepts of Collectivism and Individualism that also asks whether countries like China are becoming more individualistic
What is Globalisation? 13/12/16
Piece exploring the globalisation concept, what it means, how it works and what its effects are
Don Beck & South Africa
A commentary on Don Beck’s involvement in South Africa’s transition from Apartheid to multi-cultural democracy, written with his input