International Relations and Cooperation facing the evolution of societies and challenges of living processes : Open Strategies for action : the added-value of patrimonial strategies?

Abstract : Facing challenges of a planetary dimension especially regarding the living systems and the man in the biosphere, the system of international relations and cooperation is being put in question. The international organizations and their mode of cooperation are being questioned as far as their methods and their fundamentals are concerned. If the universal values are recognized by all, the complexity of the problems in the biosphere and the urgency they reach now do not appear to be dealt with in a sustainable and satisfactory manner by the international community beyond some successes like the protocol of Kyoto on agreed mechanisms to limit the emissions of carbon dioxide and climate change. However the conceptual approach and operational patterns of the international organizations up to the design of projects constrained by the logical framework matrix, its strict causal relations within a limited contractual framework, seem not in phase with the complex problems in terms of development, ecology, water resources, energy,, security, social welfare and education, that the partners for cooperation need to address. How to reconsider the approach for international cooperation for a better efficiency and more legitimacy, promoting the integration of the complexity of the evolution of the living systems that form the human societies and their environment? A systemic approach oriented towards action making way for a strategic approach focused on the determination of the common patrimony lying in any issue of cooperation is proposed here. Man within his living habitat and in a position to take responsibility for his environment is at the centre of political action and international cooperation. Characterized by the inclusion of all systems at stake and the different logics for action of the actors and potential partners, supported by negotiating processes, this approach maximizes the possibilities of engagement of the actors concerned around a common endeavor centered on the global quality of the living environment and helps to consolidate the political path to change. The modern concept of Governance, as an integrated process, serves both as a vector of cooperation and a criterion for its orientation. It promotes a
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François-Vadim de Hartingh. International Relations and Cooperation facing the evolution of societies and challenges of living processes : Open Strategies for action : the added-value of patrimonial strategies?. Humanities and Social Sciences. AgroParisTech, 2008. English. ⟨NNT : 2008AGPT0064⟩. ⟨pastel-00004917⟩

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