Building contextual social framework Eliciting responsible social framework Delineating operational framework for implementation of social decisions
Creating a network of relationships in support of or authorizing a social venture.
A diversified social frame gives a social venture the authorization it needs to avoid being blocked by forces of opposition and to be understood from many perspectives.
A social frame demands actions on its behalf which may or may not forward the venture itself. At best it diverts effort from the central programme and at worst it subverts the venture for its own ends.
The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is a unique, experimental research work of the Union of International Associations. It is currently published as a searchable online platform with profiles of world problems, action strategies, and human values that are interlinked in novel and innovative ways. These connections are based on a range of relationships such as broader and narrower scope, aggravation, relatedness and more. By concentrating on these links and relationships, the Encyclopedia is uniquely positioned to bring focus to the complex and expansive sphere of global issues and their interconnected nature.
The initial content for the Encyclopedia was seeded from UIA’s Yearbook of International Organizations. UIA’s decades of collected data on the enormous variety of association life provided a broad initial perspective on the myriad problems of humanity. Recognizing that international associations are generally confronting world problems and developing action strategies based on particular values, the initial content was based on the descriptions, aims, titles and profiles of international associations.
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