Phase 1 of the design and development of an integral epistemological platform in order to liberate the latent transformational energy of the global integrative movements to make a far bigger impact on planetary wellbeing.
The Integral Social Sector Initiative is designed to draw together leaders in the integral and social impact fields to explore how integral metatheory might help social impact organizations develop more comprehensive and robust theories of change in their work addressing wicked 21st-century social and environmental challenges.
Taking the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy as inspiration, the Encyclopedia of Integrative Metatheories will be a free online resource that defines the relevant terms and concepts for the growing body of philosophical work underlying integrative metatheories.
An Integrative Model of Policing Transformation is an Initiative designed to map the fuller complexity of policing in the United States and examine how a transformation toward a fuller guardian model of policing might be achieved.
IAM investigates the proper role and application of metatheories, especially the ethics and empirics of their relationship to underlying theories. When do metatheories start to act like theories, and are there limits to the range of applications they can be properly used for in the Institute's work?
The intersection of cooperative economic communities, cryptotokens and social movements has been emerging for the past several years, with a record that so far seems integrative metatheories themselves would have predicted based on the challenges of group coordination, economic incentives and normative communities more generally. This initiative will look at how the Institute could cultivate the conditions for experimenting with economic models that use public ledgers.
The 21st century needs public policy foundations with worldviews updated for 21st century epistemological frameworks. This initiative will begin the process of mapping the intellectual, axiological and practical environment for such a foundation to emerge, and begin to detail what its primary mode of transformational action might entail.