Author Archives: Alexandre (Rico) de Faria

Global Options and Linkages[1]: Towards an Evolutionary Complex Systems Approach to International Development

January 2013 / Special Articles

Alexandre (Rico) de Faria

Alexandre (Rico) de Faria

Alexandre (Rico) de Faria

Development takes place as people learn how to change/improve their daily actions/behaviour. Innovation takes place when the new behaviour results from a change in values and beliefs – that is, when change on the ground is not simply a superficial external behaviour but a reflection of an internal change in people’s way of thinking, mind-sets. This leads to sustained change through time and implies a continuous process of …

Spiral Dynamics Integral in Action in a Roma Community in Romania

October 2011 / Feature Articles

Alexandre (Rico) de Faria

Abstract

Alexandre (Rico) de Faria

This article is about the sustainable and healthy human development along the path of human evolution—the Spiral. It is based on a broader study of the impact of a Roma school on the Roma (gypsy) community (RC) in the town of XY, Romania[1]. Using Spiral Dynamics Integral (SDI), Romanian and international policies and program supporting Roma communities were reviewed in order to assess their alignment (relevance) to