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Potential response conventionally presented: Thinking and Doing


Governing Civilization through Civilizing Governance: global challenge for a turbulent future (Part #5)


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Figure 2: Tentative clustering of "Thinking" and "Doing" items
The significance of problematique, resolutique, imaginatique and irresolutique is discussed below
Issues of viability and security of (non)governance systems are common to many of the items
and are therefore not separately distinguished
(links are provided to detailed articulation below)
  Indicative
labels
"Thinking" "Doing" Docs
Resolutique Exploratory
simulation

(gaming)
Designing simulations to elicit (unconventional) options, associating them with openly accessible, attractive gaming to elicit cognitive entrainment Dissemination of insightful, interactive gaming and pattern emergence; adaptation of virtual stock portfolio practices to governance options [01]
Sustainable
dynamics
Exploring unforeseen potentials of complex dynamics of non-linear systems involving multiple actors Implementing information systems to enable such structures to emerge and develop as appropriate [02]
Appropriate
organizational
architecture
Identifying structures of requisite complexity, viability and coherence and ensuring their emergence Implementing information systems to enable such structures to emerge and develop as appropriate through self-organization [03]
Recognition of
higher order
challenges
Articulating challenges and possibilities beyond conventional polarization (and demonisation) Creation of engaging activities that give credibility and viability to non-polarized initiatives [04]
Imaginatique Quality and
Significance
enhancement
Reframing "quality of life" and "pursuit of happiness"; implications of voluntary simplicity Designing viable environments to sustain unconventional qualities [05]
Experimental
alternatives
Recognizing and monitoring the viability of the widest spectrum of alternatives, in isolation and as necessary complements in any system Implementation of experimental environments ("free zones", "socio-poles", "renaissance zones"); development of substitution databases ensuring that such options are considered [06]
Reframing
assumptions

(engaging with
"nasty
questions")
Cognitive vigilance and critical thinking appropriate to detection of vital insights readily suppressed by spin and advocacy of positive thinking Develop processes for emergence of challenging and problematic perspectives (notably associated with the "unsaid") [07]
Self-reflexivity
and
Internalization
Identifying the conceptual challenges of cognitive embodiment of "external" reality and its role in psycho-social sustainability Recognition, design and implementation of strategies that effectively mirror their environment and engage participation [08]
Problematique Insight
capture
Designing open processes for gathering, configuring and disseminating insight -- in anticipation of it proving valuable Implementing and assessing "wisdom" and innovation gathering systems (eg a strategic Wikipedia) [09]
Enabling
and
Facilitation
Designing processes to identify opportunities for enabling and facilitating innovative, regulatory and "best practice" initiatives Implementation of enabling information processes and legislation [10]
Strategic
comprehension
and engagement
Identifying nature of coherent strategic representations capable of eliciting appropriate engagement; challenge of comprehension of complexity Developing relevant software to facilitate configuring complexity [11]
Crisis
preparedness
Identifying implications for social systems of the adaptive cycle, resilience and degrading gracefully under conditions of collapse Introduction of relevant fall-back procedures and alternatives; development of a "cognitive toolkit" [12]
Irresolutique Credibility
("hearts and minds")
Rethinking destructive loss of confidence (as recognized by the military); meaning of confidence (as modelled by financial system) and eroded by tokenism and secrecy Proactive assessment of confidence erosion (broken promises, tokenism, deception by authorities, etc) and consequent implementation of confidence building processes of appropriate complexity [13]
"Access"
and
Feedback to
authorities
Identifying processes to enable meaningful access to authoritative focal points in highly asymmetric conditions (information overload and underuse) Assessing and redesigning systems of public (taxpayer) interaction with government, media, corporations and academia (in light of realistic constraints and innovative possibilities) [14]
Participation
and
Social
networking
Exploring implications of web-enhanced (social) networking for new approaches to governance of requisite complexity Implementation of systems facilitating emergence and viability of higher order configurations of knowledge and social groups [15]
Dialogue
(engaging with
otherness)
Exploring the challenge of "designing in" otherness and disagreement beyond comfort zones (rather than harmonizing them "out") Design of systems whose viability depends on the variety of intractable differences (as with resilient ecosystems) [16]

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