This is the book which initiated the scholarly field of “collapsologie” in the French-speaking world. It is a very detailed and comprehensive summary of the main trends that are unfolding at the heart of our global predicament, and which herald ever more terrifying disruptions to the “business-as-usual” world dominated by modern Western ways of being and doing. The book also points toward alternative paths that can be taken to limit the damage – these are explored in more detail in another book by the same authors: “Another End of the World Is Possible“. I find their approach very much in agreement with the message of Deep Adaptation.
I have a deep interest in strategies, processes and philosophies related to personal and societal transformation. My hope, through my work in the Deep Adaptation Forum and in my PhD research, is to explore more ways of encouraging generative transformations as a response to our global predicament. My focus is more particularly on social learning.