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About Allenna Leonard

Allenna Leonard is president of the American Society for Cybernetics, and a Director of Team Syntegrity Inc. of Toronto, Canada.

Articles by Allenna Leonard

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Clues from a clownfish: ten ideas for a better world

In a harsh, globalised environment how can viable, mutually beneficial relationships be forged? Allenna Leonard is inspired by the symbiosis of the natural world to offer ten practical ideas.

Mirror reflections: fundamentalism and the market economy

The market economy and fundamentalist religion each aspire to colonise minds, dominate the public realm, and suppress free debate. Terrorism is only the extreme end of the much wider disaffection that results. The multiple insights of cybernetics and systems thinking are urgently needed to refresh minds, revivify politics, and offer practical ways out of the tunnel of dogma which marketolatry imposes on the world.

After the cataclysm: a systems analysis

Can the creative insights of systems analysis illuminate the motives of the attackers and suggest a western response that is likely to be truly effective?
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