Visions for Global Justice through the Lens of Sarkar's Social Cycle

by Josh Floyd

ABSTRACT

While a large body of work catalogues the problems of economic globalisation, proposals for addressing global economic, environmental and social injustice are notoriously limited. Two visions for the future of globalisation that have emerged are George Monbiot’s proposal for implementation of global democracy detailed in The Age of Consent and John Bunzl’s Simultaneous Policy proposal, presently being implemented by the International Simultaneous Policy Organisation. These ideas are critically examined from integral perspectives: briefly, using Ken Wilber’s Integral Theory; and in greater depth from the perspective of P. R. Sarkar’s Progressive Utilization Theory, with a particular focus on his social cycle.

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