Three Constructs of Systems Thinking for Better Governing a Globalized World in the Anthropocene

Yeon-soo(Youn-soo) Shim(Sim)


Living in a globalized society implies that political thinking necessarily extends beyond the national level to reach us in our roles as citizens of the world. Living in today’s globalized society also requires a new level of political thinking commensurate with the complexity of its challenges. To overcome the many difficulties we, and the planet we live on, face in the Anthropocene era, it has become incumbent on human beings to practice systems thinking. This paper will examine how general systemic thinking, critical systems thinking, and whole healing systems thinking can help us both comprehend and overcome these challenges.


Global citizen, cosmopolitanism, globalization, Anthropocene, Earth System, systems theory

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