problems we face are legion. Poverty, crime, injustice, economic
collapse, and needless suffering on a global scale; and, they seem to
be getting worse. While many believe they have "the" answer, the
persistence of these problems shows that we really don't know how to
address them effectively.
The "know how" for addressing those
issues should be found in social theory from such disciplines
as sociology, psychology, political science, policy, business, and
economics. Unfortunately, those theories have not yet evolved to the point
where they are highly useful. So, we do not have the tools to address the crucial issues of our time.
The Foundation for
the Advancement of Social Theory (FAST) is a long-view,
transdisciplinary project dedicated to accelerating the advancement of
social theory to fulfill the promise of the social sciences and to
provide theory that is unarguably effective in practical application.
improving our theory, we can boost our personal and organizational
efficacy and enable more effective social change. The deployment of more
effective social technology will enable a revolution of social practice
on par with revolutions in agriculture, industry, and
alternative, of waiting centuries for the incremental advance of the
social sciences to understand how we might resolve global problems, is
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