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Prospects for collaborative power in a brutal universe

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Title: Prospects for collaborative power in a brutal universe
Authors: Schwab, Martin Anthony
Keywords: International relations
foreign policy
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Issue Date: May 2012
Publisher: [Honolulu] : [University of Hawaii at Manoa], [May 2012]
Abstract: This dissertation shows a way to instill in institutions the cognitive habits necessary to prevent human extinction from forces within, on and outside Earth. In particular, these forces include uncharted asteroids and comets on Earth-crossing orbits, rapid pandemics of disease and super volcanoes. Prospects for collaborative power among nations, corporations, academe and indigenous peoples are presented through traditional political science literature and popular media. Instead of advocating for greater international bureaucracy to meet global threats, a decision-making pedagogy, 3x3 Global Drills is designed to redirect the foci of existing power structures into a wider framework to better integrate, evaluate and improve the diversity of current human perception. This nine-nexus global drills process fuses three broad disciplinary perspectives, 1) Cosmic 2) Individual and Societal and 3) Environmental, with three broad regional perspectives, 1) Americas 2) Africa-Europe and 3) Asia-Pacific.
The pedagogy is intended to foster social justice, social promotion and social cohesion among individuals worldwide through increased human and robotic presence on the moon, Mars and new space stations as well as sustained launches of space satellites and space probes. Through these means, the human race can better observe geophysical dynamics from low-Earth orbit, do medical research in zero gravity and prepare asteroid and comet defenses for Earth across the solar system. By mobilizing the global war economy against global threats within, on and beyond Earth, the human race can begin to increase its resiliency in a brutal universe.
Description: Ph.D. University of Hawaii at Manoa 2012.
Includes bibliographical references.
Appears in Collections:Ph.D. - Political Science

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