Solving Society’s Big Ills, A Small Step

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-191
Journal / PublicationAsian Social Science
Volume13
Issue number4
Online published24 Mar 2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Abstract

We look at a collection of conjectures with the unifying message that smaller social systems, tend to be less complex and can be aligned better, towards fulfilling their intended objectives. We touch upon a framework, referred to as the four pronged approach that can aid the analysis of social systems. The four prongs are:

1. The Uncertainty Principle of the Social Sciences

2. The Objectives of a Social System or the Responsibilities of the Players

3. The Need for Smaller Organizations

4. Redirecting Unintended Outcomes

Smaller organizations mitigating the disruptive effects of corruption is discussed and also the need for organizations, whose objective is to foster the development of other smaller organizations. We consider a way of life, which is about respect for knowledge and a desire to seek it. Knowledge can help eradicate ignorance, but the accumulation of knowledge can lead to overconfidence. Hence it becomes important to instill an attitude that does not knowledge too seriously, along with the thirst for knowledge. All of this is important to create an environment that is conducive for smaller organizations and can be viewed as a natural extension of studies that fall under the wider category of understanding factors and policies aimed at increasing the welfare or well-being to society.

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  • Social, Uncertainty, Small, Organization, Solve, Welfare

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Solving Society’s Big Ills, A Small Step. / Kashyap, Ravi.
In: Asian Social Science, Vol. 13, No. 4, 2017, p. 175-191.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

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