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Research Themes and Papers

of Anthony Judge

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including indication of thematic organizations by topic/subject
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The document checklists, to which the following topics provide access, were selected automatically by keyword -- as indicated in each case
Those checklists do not include documents on this site after 2010; they have been replaced by those on the Kairos website -- as indicated in each case

Theme (with link to detailed checklist) Commentary Database (UIA)
Organizations and networks    
International organizations and associations   profiles
Civil society    
Networking, tensegrity, virtual organization    
Beyond the matrix    
Community, lifestyle, occupation    
Case study: Union of International Associations    
Conferencing and dialogue    
Dialogue and transformative conferencing    
Human development    
Human development and self-reflection comments profiles
Faith, religion and spirituality    
Human values and wisdom comments profiles
Existential engagement and embodiment
Community, lifestyle, occupation    
Time: futures, present moment, history    
Knowledge organization    
Beyond the matrix    
Diversity, variety, typology    
Knowledge organization and classification    
Systems, complexity, loops, maths    
Synthesis, transdisciplinarity and integration comments profiles
Comprehension and communicability    
Comprehension and communicability    
Terrorism: the conceptual challenge    
Criticism, bias, dissent    
Conceptual patterns    
Configurations and patterns   profiles
Paradigm change, social transformation    
Alternation, dynamics, movement    
Polarization, dilemmas, duality    
Knowledge presentation    
Visualization, presentation, mapping   visualizations
Visualization experiments via the Laetus Site    
Metaphor for governance comments profiles
Identity through metaphor    
Culture and aesthetics    
Learning, experiments, patterns    
Learning, education    
Experiments, case studies, forms of presentation    
Experimental declarations    
Patterns of I Ching / Tao te Ching   profiles
Strategy and governance    
Transformative approaches comments  
Global strategy and policy making comments profiles
Goverance, democracy, participation, access
Legal status, agreements, rights
Declarations, principles, guidelines    
Challenges, problems, issues    
World problems / Strategic issues comments profiles
Specific policy issues    
Conflict / Disputes / Territory    
Terrorism: the conceptual challenge    
Environment / Ecology / Biodiversity    
Climate / Global warming    
Overpopulation / Resource overshoot    
Health / Disease    
Sustainable development    
Community, lifestyle, occupation, employment    
Management and information systems    
Management of international organizations    
International information and documentation    
Software innovation and groupware    
International facilitation and empowerment    
Enabling change: checklist    
Embodiment of Change: Questions for the future ?    
Way Round Cognitive Ground Zero and Pointlessness?    
Quests, questions and answers    
Musings, irresponsible and otherwise    
Resources on international organization   statistics

Main research themes are listed above. Selected documents may be downloaded from this site, as indicated. Much of the work has been conducted in response to opportunities created by work at the Union of International Associations (UIA). Such opportuntities notably included invitations to present papers to conferences. The papers presented do not necessarily reflect the views of that body, or any other, and should be considered as having been written in a personal capacity. The themes above also include topics that may have been very new when the papers were first written to address them and may continue to be of a cross-disciplinary and cross-sectoral nature that makes it difficult for any particular authority to evaluate and authenticate the arguments. Many of the papers are also exploratory and speculative -- as part of a search for more creative ways to present complex arguments and challenges. Some are also highly controversial. See also: Chronological checklist for items that may not yet be well clustered by theme.

Specific studies frequently explore complex relationships between the above themes. Many of those focusing specifically on international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) were in the past published in the UIA journal Transnational Associations (possibly under its previous title of International Associations). Where appropriate, portions of other studies have also been reprinted in the extensive commentaries sections of the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential (as indicated under the Commentary column). In addition to the Documents that are accessible from this site, the respective index pages also indicate relevant bibliographic refrences to earlier documents that may not yet be accessible from this site. Where work by Anthony Judge has given rise to a Database, or been inspired by it, the possibility of access to the data, hosted by the Union of International Associations, is indicated in the relevant column above. Note that prior to dissemination of such data over the web, it may also have been made available in hardcopy reference publications or CD-ROM under the direction of Anthony Judge.

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