2015 Literature Review

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  • Review of Transition Projects - Lists popular media coverage, existing projects and suggested policies for moving towards a society where automation maintains or increases social justice and benefits all.

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Background, Values, Problematisation, Perspectives Findings (What can/is be there, How can/does it function), Others' suggestions

Background, finding,and conclusion within each section.

Post-capitalistic Ownership and Economy

There are various ways to socially just forms of resource-distribution. Commons-based resources is one of them.

Commons-based economy

Central Authors
Author/Organizations Publications Contribution
Ostrom, Elinor
  1. The Challenge of Common-Pool Resources.
  2. Governing the commons: the evolution of institutions for collective action.
  3. Revisiting the Commons: Local Lessons, Global Challenges. 1999.

Articles, Organizations, and Publications concerning commons based economy
Author/Organizations Publications/Resources Why/Contribution
Commons Transition

Balancing Moral and technological development


mindfulness, post-capitalism, circular economies, eco-social justice, biodiversity, diversity, effectivity, change-oriented, self-actualisation, altruism, transcendence

Current Associated Quality Criteria

  • Governance: Responsiveness and accountability. - Adopted from UN-DESA's World Public Sector Report's two fundamental principles (source).

Users: Most important Change-Agents

R&D organizations People building a community People who want to build a community Multilateral organizations Politicians for governments People who want to work on a political level

Research Perspectives

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Psychology of Mindful post-capitalistic societies

Moral and Wellbeing, Altruism, GRIT, and Mindfulness Research questions: how does psychology, as we know it today, relate to a potential money-free mindful society?

Mindfulness, Meditation and Self-Inquiry

Our non-linear literature review about mindfulness, meditation and self-inquiry is aimed at 1) explore various cultural approaches to mindfulness 2) explore its definitions and topology of these approaches 3) Investigate various methods and their outcomes, and 4) Investigate intervening contextual variables.

A first iteration of the first draft of our Opena International - mindfulness literature review will be released prior the 5th of December 2015.



Incorporate the articles from this literature review which is about motivation to help, work and grow.

How can humans still be motivated to grow, to work, and to do good for society and nature?

  • Motivation to do good
    • Relation to wellbeing
    • Relation to mindfulness
  • Motivation to work
    • Relation to wellbeing
    • Relation to mindfulness
  • Motivation to self-develop/improve/self-actualize
    • Relation to wellbeing
    • Relation to mind-fullness


Connection between nature and well-being (animals, nature, other) Connection between nature and mindfulness Connection between the connections above and the level and type we are/feel connected

Source, Findings

Reference Summarized Finding Variables&Keywords
Piff, P. K., Dietze, P., Feinberg, M., Stancato, D. M., & Keltner, D. (2015). Awe, the small self, and prosocial behavior. Journal of personality and social psychology, 108(6), 883.
  • Dispositional tendencies to feeling awe correlates with increased prosocial emotions such as compassion and generosity.
  • Induction of awe correlates with increased ethics in decision making, generosity and prosocial values.
  • A naturalistic induction of awe, such as standing under a grove of towering trees, correlates with enhanced prosocial helping behaviour and decreased entitlement.
  • A conclusion was that feeling small as a part of the being in awe, such as in front of nature or for other reasons, leads to prosocial tendencies.
awe, prosocial behavior, altruism, helping, small self

Infrastructure: Possible modulistic* components of a working mindful ethical non-monetary system and personal perspective

*Modulistic refers to simultaneously having the properties of holistic and modular.

See fig of each node for a transitioning community

Other organizations and change-agents' suggestions

Literature Conclusion
Mason, 2015
Other Report

The document with the individual article's, reports, books and other formatted literature can be found in this document:






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