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  • [2014]  The Conceptual Structure of Social Disputes: Cognitive-Affective Maps as a Tool for Conflict Analysis and Resolution. SAGE Open, January, 2014, pp. 1-20 (Homer-Dixon, Thomas / Milkoreit, Manjana / Mock, Steven J. / Schröder, Tobias / Thagard, Paul)
  • [2008]  The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity and the Renewal of Civilization. Island Press. 2008 [summary]
  • [2008]  Blocking the Sky to Save the Earth. The New York Times, 20 September 2008 (Homer-Dixon, Thomas / Keith, David)
  • [2007]  The Upside of Down: catastrophe, creativity and the renewal of civilization. Knopf, 2007
  • [2006]  The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity, and the Renewal of Civilization. Knopf. 2006 [summary]
  • [2001]  The Ingenuity Gap. Knopf, 2001 [summary]
  • [2000]  The Ingenuity Gap. Knopf. 2000 [summary]

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[2016]:  Unquestioned Bias in Governance from Direction of Reading? Political implications of reading from left-to-right, right-to-left, or top-down [Refs]

[2016]:  Improvisation in Multivocal Poetic Discourse Basque lauburu and bertsolaritza as catalysts of global significance [Refs]

[2016]:  Engaging with Hyperreality through Demonique and Angelique? Mnemonic clues to global governance from mathematical theology and hyperbolic tessellation [Refs]

[2016]:  Existential Challenge of Detecting Todays Big Lie Mysterious black hole conditioning global civilization? [Refs]

[2016]:  Destabilizing Multipolar Society through Binary Decision-making Alternatives to 2-stroke democracy suggested by 4-sided ball games [Refs]

[2015]:  Enabling Fruitful Multiplication of Global Population Eliciting massive social consensus by unconstrained reframing of strategic priorities [Refs]

[2015]:  Issuance of Vatican Passports to Trans-Mediterranean Immigrants A Modest Proposal Worthy of the 21st Century? [Refs]

[2015]:  Dreamables, Deniables, Deliverables and Duende Global dynamics at the table inspired by dining and wining in practice [Refs]

[2015]:  Enhancing Strategic Discourse Systematically using Climate Metaphors Widespread comprehension of system dynamics in weather patterns as a resource [Refs]

[2014]:  Quantum Wampum Essential to Navigating Ragnarok Thrival in crisis through embodying turbulent flow [Refs]

[2014]:  The-O ring: Theory, Theorem, Theology, Theosophy? A playful intercultural quest for fruitful complementarity [Refs]

[2014]:  The-O Ring and The Bull Ring as Spectacular Archetypes Dramatic correlation of theatre, theory, theorem, theology, and theosophy [Refs]

[2014]:  Representation of Creative Processes through Dynamics in Three Dimensions Global insight from spherical reframing of mandalas, the zodiac and the enneagram [Refs]

[2014]:  Reimagining Tesla's Creativity through Technomimicry Psychosocial empowerment by imagining charged conditions otherwise [Refs]

[2014]:  Embodying a Hypercomplex of Unhygienic Nescience Questionable connectivity enabling apprehension of matters otherwise [Refs]

[2014]:  Comprehension of Numbers Challenging Global Civilization Number games people play for survival [Refs]

[2014]:  Vital Collective Learning from Biased Media Coverage Acquiring vigilance to deceptive strategies used in mugging the world [Refs]

[2014]:  Challenges More Difficult for Science than Going to Mars Or exploring the origins of the Universe or of Life on Earth [Refs]

[2014]:  Resource Insights from Plus or Minus 12 People on a Liferaft Thought experiment to highlight global dilemmas in a comprehensible context [Refs]

[2014]:  Engendering Viable Global Futures through Hemispheric Integration A radical challenge to individual imagination [Refs]

[2014]:  Flowering of Civilization -- Deflowering of Culture Flow as a necessarily complex experiential dynamic [Refs]

[2014]:  Eradication as the Strategic Final Solution of the 21st Century? Indicative checklist of possible domains of application [Refs]

[2014]:  Correspondences between Traditional Constellations and Pattern Languages Requisite simplexity for sustainable comprehension of complexity [Refs]

[2014]:  Encycling Problematic Wickedness for Potential Humanity Imagining a future Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential [Refs]

[2014]:  Transcending an Asystemic View of Life Review of The Systems View of Life: a unifying vision [Refs]

[2014]:  Being neither Dead nor Alive But how to know now? [Refs]

[2013]:  Being Neither a-Waving Nor a-Parting Cognitive implications of wave-particle duality in the light of science and spirituality [Refs]

[2013]:  Being a Potential Waveform as an Experiential Choice Emergent dynamic qualities of identity and integrity [Refs]

[2013]:  Encountering Otherness as a Waveform In the light of a wave theory of being [Refs]

[2013]:  University of Ignorance Engaging with nothing, the unknown, the incomprehensible, and the unsaid [Refs]

[2013]:  World Futures Conference as Catastrophic Question From performance to morphogenesis and transformation [Refs]

[2013]:  Circumventing Invasive Internet Surveillance with Carrier Pigeons Rewilding the endangered world wide web of avian migration pathways [Refs]

[2013]:  Eliciting a Universe of Meaning Within a global information society of fragmenting knowledge and relationships [Refs]

[2013]:  Risk-enhancing Cognitive Implications of the Basic Mathematical Operations ADD, MULTIPLY, DIVIDE and SUBTRACT [Refs]

[2013]:  Reimagining Principles Enabling an Existential Ecostery Engendering out-of-the-box awareness and its transformation [Refs]

[2013]:  Law and Order vs. Lore and Orders? Imagining otherwise the forceful engagement of singularity with plurality [Refs]

[2013]:  Playing the Great Game with Intelligence Authority versus the People [Refs]

[2013]:  Metaphors To Die By Correspondences between a collapsing civilization, culture or group, and a dying person [Refs]

[2013]:  Vigorous Application of Derivative Thinking to Derivative Problems Transcending bewailing, hand-wringing and emotional blackmail [Refs]

[2012]:  12 Mindsets Ensuring Disappearance of Employment Opportunities Towards a systemic reframing of the job culture [Refs]

[2012]:  Unthought as Cognitive Foundation of Global Civilization Implications of God, debt, overpopulation, waste, negligence, encroachment and death? [Refs]

[2012]:  Swastika as Dynamic Pattern Underlying Psychosocial Power Processes Implicate order of Knight's move game-playing sustaining creativity, exploitation and impunity [Refs]

[2012]:  Enabling Wisdom Dynamically within Intertwined Tori Requisite resonance in global knowledge architecture [Refs]

[2012]:  Implication of Indwelling Intelligence in Global Confidence-building Sustaining the construction and dynamic of psychosocial reality through questioning [Refs]

[2012]:  Living with Incomprehension and Uncertainty Re-cognizing the varieties of non-comprehension and misunderstanding [Refs]

[2012]:  Configuring the Varieties of Experiential Nothingness  [Refs]

[2012]:  Way Round Cognitive Ground Zero and Pointlessness? Embodying the Geometry of Fundamental Cognitive Dynamics [Refs]

[2012]:  Transforming and Interweaving the Ways of Being Stoned Imagination, Promise, Rocks, Memorials, Petrification [Refs]

[2012]:  Exploring the Hidden Mysteries of Oxfam's Doughnut Recognizing the systemic negligence of an Earth Summit [Refs]

[2011]:  Ungovernability of Sustainable Global Democracy? Towards engaging appropriately with time [Refs]

[2011]:  Massive Elicitation of Psychosocial Energy Requisite technology for collective enlightenment [Refs]

[2011]:  Implication of Toroidal Transformation of the Crown of Thorns: Design challenge to enable integrative comprehension Design challenge to enable integrative comprehension of global dynamics [Refs]

[2011]:  Reintegration of a Remaindered World Cognitive recycling of objects of systemic neglect [Refs]

[2011]:  Eliciting a 12-fold Pattern of Generic Operational Insights Recognition of memory constraints on collective strategic comprehension [Refs]

[2011]:  Topological Clues to a Memorable 12-fold Systemic Pattern [Refs]

[2011]:  Mind Map of Global Civilizational Collapse Why Nothing is Happening in Response to Global Challenges [Refs]

[2011]:  ¿ Higher Education ∞ Meta-education ? Transforming cognitive enabling processes increasingly unfit for purpose [Refs]

[2011]:  Mapping Paralysis and Tokenism in the Face of Potential Global Disaster Why nobody is about to do anything effective and what one might do about it [Refs]

[2011]:  Systemic Biomimicry of Dinosaurs by Multinational Corporations Clearing the Ground for Future Psychosocial Evolution [Refs]

[2011]:  The Consensus Delusion Mysterious attractor undermining global civilization as currently imagined [Refs]

[2011]:  Primary Global Reserve Currency: the Con? Cognitive implications of a prefix for sustainable confidelity [Refs]

[2011]:  En-joying the World through En-joying Oneself Eliciting the potential of globalization through cognitive radicalization [Refs]

[2011]:  Embodiment of Change: Comprehension, Traction and Impact? Discovering enabling questions for the future [Refs]

[2011]:  Living as an Imaginal Bridge between Worlds Global implications of betwixt and between and liminality [Refs]

[2010]:  Strategic Embodiment of Time: Configuring questions fundamental to change [Refs]

[2010]:  Epistemological Panic in the face of Nonduality Does nothing matter? [Refs]

[2010]:  Missing the New Renaissance? No Room at the In? [Refs]

[2010]:  Mapping the Global Underground Articulating Insightful Population Constraint Consideration (IPCC) [Refs]

[2010]:  Warp and Weft of Future Governance Ninefold interweaving of incommensurable threads of discourse [Refs]

[2010]:  Circulation of the Light: Essential metaphor of global sustainability? [Refs]

[2010]:  Cognitive Implications of Lifestyle Diseases of Rich and Poor Transforming personal entanglement with the natural environment [Refs]

[2010]:  Engendering Invagination and Gastrulation of Globalization Reconstructive insights from the sciences and the humanities [Refs]

[2010]:  Implication of Personal Despair in Planetary Despair Avoiding entrapment in hopeful anticipation [Refs]

[2010]:  Adaptive Hypercycle of Sustainable Psychosocial Self-organization Designing a mapping of a Chinese metaphorical pattern language [Refs]

[2010]:  System Dynamics, Hypercycles and Psychosocial Self-organization Exploration of Chinese correlative understanding [Refs]

[2009]:  Geometry of Thinking for Sustainable Global Governance Cognitive Implication of Synergetics [Refs]

[2009]:  Emerging Memetic Singularity in the Global Knowledge Society [Refs]

[2009]:  Overpopulation Debate as a Psychosocial Hazard Development of safety guidelines from handling other hazardous materials [Refs]

[2009]:  Periodic Pattern of Human Life The Periodic Table as a metaphor of lifelong learning [Refs]

[2009]:  Geometry, Topology and Dynamics of Identity Cognitive implication in fundamental strategic questions and dilemmas [Refs]

[2009]:  Conversion of Global Hot Air Emissions to Music Aesthetic transformation and instrumentalization of vaporware [Refs]

[2009]:  Engaging with Globality: through cognitive lines, circlets, crowns or holes  [Refs]

[2009]:  Abuse of Faith in Governance: Mystery of the Unasked Question [Refs]

[2008]:  Systemic Crises as Keys to Systemic Remedies: a metaphorical Rosetta Stone for future strategy? [Refs]

[2008]:  Systemic Crises as Keys to Systemic Remedies: a metaphorical Rosetta Stone for future strategy? [Refs]

[2008]:  Institutionalized Shunning of Overpopulation Challenge: incommunicability of fundamentally inconvenient truth [Refs]

[2008]:  Self-reflective Embodiment of Transdisciplinary Integration (SETI): the universal criteria of species maturity? The universal criterion of species maturity? [Refs]

[2008]:  Embodying Values Dynamically through Alternation: Integrating sets of polarized static values through indicative metaphor [Refs]

[2008]:  Memetic and Information Diseases in a Knowledge Society: speculations towards the development of cures and preventive measures [Refs]

[2008]:  An Inconvenient Truth about any Inconvenient Truth [Refs]

[2008]:  Towards Polyhedral Global Governance: complexifying oversimplistic strategic metaphors [Refs]

[2008]:  Geo-engineering Oversight Agency for Thermal Stabilization (GOATS) [Refs]

[2008]:  Irresponsible Dependence on a Flat Earth Mentality -- in response to global governance challenges  [Refs]

[2008]:  Climate Change as a Metaphor of Social Change Systemic implications of emissions, ozone, sunlight, greenhouse and overheating [Refs]

[2008]:  Climate Change and the Elephant in the Living Room In quest of an endangered species [Refs]

[2008]:  In Quest of Optimism Beyond the Edge: through avoidance of the answering process [Refs]

[2008]:  Governing Civilization through Civilizing Governance: global challenge for a turbulent future [Refs]

[2008]:  Celebrating the Value of Deadly Problems Worldwide Planetary salvation in an era of inept global governance? [Refs]

[2008]:  Being What You Want: problematic kataphatic identity vs. potential of apophatic identity? [Refs]

[2007]:  Imagining the Real Challenge and Realizing the Imaginal Pathway of Sustainable Transformation [Refs]

[2007]:  From ECHELON to NOLEHCE: enabling a strategic conversion to a faith-based global brain [Refs]

[2007]:  Root Irresponsibility for Major World Problems: the unexamined role of Abrahamic faiths in sustaining unrestrained population growth  [Refs]

[2007]:  Challenge of Nonviolent Population Decimation: Reducing effects of overpopulation on resources and climate change by major reduction in the height of people [Refs]