Following on from his earlier volume, Globalization and the Human Factor, Senyo Adjibolosoo focuses attention on the prospects for establishing civil society through the development of a positive human factor. As civil society can neither be brought into existence by factors such as stringent legislation, economic development, political manoeuvring and violent civil disobedience, nor by chance, these orthodox procedures have proved to be nothing more than unproductive quick-fix solutions. This study examines how previous social engineering programmes failed because of the preoccupation with the symptoms of severe human factor decay (HFD). The necessary conditions for a successful evolution of a principle-centred civil society is the availability of a positive human factor, without which no group of people can achieve and sustain civil liberties, human rights or the rule of law. Provocative and challenging, this book illustrates how positive human factor is essential to not only developing but also industrialized countries.
Contents: Foreword; Preface; Introduction. Part I Facing Human Challenges and Tasks: Social engineering: survival strategies and techniques since the dawn of human civilization: an overview; The creation of ideas and application of knowledge to social engineering; Developing civil society the orthodox way: democratization and constitutional rule; Legal proliferation and its implications. Part II The Effectiveness of Social Engineering: The impact of human factor decay on the effectiveness of social engineering programs; The failure of social engineering: the empirical evidence. Part III The Human Factor Foundation of Civil Society: A human factor approach to developing civil society; Transforming humanity: human factor principles of social engineering and community building; The future of humanity; References; Index.