Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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978-1-4422-2700-2 • Hardback • September 2015 • $111.00 • (£85.00)
978-1-4422-2701-9 • Paperback • September 2015 • $44.00 • (£34.00)
978-1-4422-2702-6 • eBook • September 2015 • $41.50 • (£32.00)
Charles Hauss is a both an accomplished academic and peace activist. He is government liaison and emeritus member of the Board of Directors at the Alliance for Peacebuilding, Washington, D.C.
Part 1: Wicked Problems
Chapter 1: Wicked Problems and Paradigm Shifts
Chapter 2: Systems
Chapter 3: Paradigms
Chapter 4: Business as Usual
Chapter 5: Reality Tells Me What To Do
Part 2: Building Blocks
Chapter 6: Planting Seeds
Chapter 7: In Lieu of War
Chapter 8: Identity
Chapter 9: Disruptive Innovation
Chapter 10: Climate Change
Chapter 11: Governance
Part 3: Getting There
Chapter 12: The New Normal
Chapter 13: Your Role
Security 2.0: Dealing with Global Wicked Problems is an important book. The complex, unstructured nature of Wicked problems means that reductionist, stovepiped approaches are unlikely to be effective in addressing them. This is particularly true given the intertwined nature of problems such as peace and war, the environment, sustainability and global health. Professor Hauss' application of these paradigm-shifting concepts to today's global peace and security challenges is most valuable contribution.
— Dr. Linton Wells, former assistant Secretary of Defense
While easy and fun to read, this book covers a vast amount of ground and presents a critical new way of thinking about the big problems of our day. Drawing on the science of complexity theory, Hauss presents a strong case that our old way of thinking about and approaching these problems can't work, and that new, networked and collaborative approaches are essential if we are to significantly limit wars, terrorism, destructive identity conflicts, climate change, or any of the other threats to human security in the 21st century.
— Guy Burgess and Heidi Burgess, University of Colorado
Charles ‘Chip’ Hauss keeps the dream alive - as a peace scientist, networker, and mentor. Security 2.0 is a visionary analysis on how global issues of violence and the diminishment of quality of life can be eliminated by restructuring of our society to supply resource security and sustainability for every agent. His book provides a map for rising generations to understand the world of wicked problems we will inherit, while inspiring us to work toward synergy and solutions. Every young person who longs for a society that works for everyone needs to read this.
— Alison Sher, author The Millennial Guide to the Universe
This enormously engaging and erudite book serves as a wise guide through the complex problems -- from climate change to governance—defining life in the 21st century. Charles Hauss brilliantly translates a wide range of theory into tools that harness the power of networks and systems. He empowers readers to navigate the wicked problems in their own lives and communities, and challenges all of us to reach outside our comfort zones to find new meaning in the complexity around us.
— Melanie Greenberg, president and CEO, Alliance for Peacebuilding
In his 1962 book, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Thomas Kuhn introduced the concept of the paradigm shift.Some fifty years later, in Security 2.0, Charles Hauss offers powerful, practical counsel on how to deliberately shift our paradigms in order to address the global challenges of peace, climate disruption, and human development. This ground-breaking thesis should be required reading for anyone wanting to promote positive change.
— Tim Hurson, author, Think Better and Never Be Closing