My 2017 book "For Rulers: Priming Political Leaders for Saving Humanity from Itself" sums up my evolving and converging interests in the fateful issues facing humanity thanks to the surge in science and technology and in political leadership -- in the form of a succinct "Mirror for Rulers." Based on years of study combined with personal experience in corridors of power, this book diagnoses the inadequacies of contemporary types of leaders and proposes development of a novel type of Homo Sapiens Governors having the qualities essential for composing "humanity-craft" and applying it globally.
||For Rulers: Priming Political Leaders for Saving Humanity From Itself. Westphalia Press, 2017. |
This book goes where few authors dare, offering a big-picture view of the fateful choices facing the human species. The author confronts the evolutionary trap of science and technology ensnaring unprepared humankind by providing it with awesome future-shaping power, which contemporary values and institutions are unable to handle.
Recognizing that the tyrannical status quo will try to prevent essential transformations, Dror predicts new crises making what is still unthinkable clearly compelling – and that humankind will have to choose: learn rapidly to survive and thrive, or perish.
In particular, prevailing form of political leadership are totally obsolete, assuring catastrophes and endangering the very existence of humankind. Instead, the book argues urgently for a new type of political leader – “Homo Sapiens Governors” – willing and able to fulfill the Promethean mission to save humanity from itself.
Defense and Security SECONDARY
Science and Technology Policy
Policy Process Theory
Policy Analysis and Evaluation PRIMARY
CAPACITIES TO GOVERN
FUTURE OF HUMANITY