Ashok Natarajan

Natarajan, Ashok

Natarajan, Ashok

Senior Research Fellow at The Mother’s Service Society; Fellow World Academy of Art & Science

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Senior Research Fellow at The Mother’s Service Society; Fellow World Academy of Art & Science

He is Secretary and Senior Research Fellow at The Mother’s Service Society, a social science research institute at Pondicherry, India, specializing in research on social and economic development. In 2009-10 he co-chaired the World Academy’s e-conference on the Global Employment Challenge. He has written numerous books, articles and working papers on social development, employment and spirituality, including A Study of American Historyand Theory of Social Development. He is also editor of Malarndha Jeeviyam, a monthly journal in Tamil.

ARTICLES BY THIS AUTHOR

The Relationship between European Integration and the End of the Cold War: Lessons for Global Peace and Development
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract The award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union in 2012 is an appropriate moment to reflect on the significant role of the European experiment in the evolution from war to peace. Europe, which was the epicenter for global conflict for nearly a thousand years, has now become a place where war is unthinkable. The end of the Cold War has been widely attributed to the economic failure of the Soviet State and the communist system it imposed on Eastern Europe....
Evolution of Individuality
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract The concept of Individuality takes its rightful place at the far or highest end of a progression that begins externally, superficially with social conformity of manners and proceeds through successive stages of behavior, character and personality to elevate and internalize itself as the basis for knowledge, decision and action. As it proceeds, the person outgrows the need to conform to society and develops his own internal standards, ultimately arriving at a...