General Director of the Planetary Development Institute
Bezgodov was born in 1960 in Vologda Region (USSR, Russia). He holds his first degree from the Friedrich Engels Leningrad Institute of Soviet Commerce, now the St Petersburg State University of Trade and Economics. He held high administrative positions in retail and procurement in Archangelsk Region, Russia and between 1989 and 1993 in Germany. In 1999, he received a Ph.D. in Political Science from St Petersburg State University. His thesis focused on entrepreneurship in modern Russia. He worked for organisations engaged in developing parliamentarism, democracy and civil society. In 2005, he received the degree of Doctor of Economics from St Petersburg State University. His post-doc thesis was related to the market mechanisms of implementing the Concept of Sustainable Development. He co-operated actively with Prof. Mikhail Zalikhanov, who is a Full Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Prof. Bezgodov established the non-profit research organization The Planetary Project, which is an associate member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. Since its inception, the Planetary Project research centre has published five collective monographs on global economic, environmental and social processes. In 2006, Prof. Bezgodov was made a Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Currently, he is the Chairman of the Research and Development company BIURS, which is engaged in developing and implementing innovation solutions in the petrochemical industry. He is the author of over fifty scholarly publications. His research interests include: macroeconomics, the Concept of Sustainable Development, sociology and globalism. His monograph “Planetary Project: From Sustainable Development to Managed Harmony” sets out a scholarly approach to solving current global problems involving global human unification with the intention to save our planet for present and future generations. The Planetary Project Concept proposes a harmonious global development model based on integrated economic and rent revenues from the use of resources held in planetary ownership.
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Global problems are a curse of the world today. They include international terrorism, climate change, impoverishment of large groups of population and the depletion of natural resources. To date, the global community has made little progress in addressing these global challenges. This is despite the continued work of global institutions, the adoption of the doctrine of sustainable development, and the signing of the Kyoto Protocol. The problem is that there is no global anti–crisis management policy that would involve a plan of addressing global issues, a consolidated budget, and a single management center.
The world economy is largely a euphemism that masks the basic problem of the global world which consists of markedly uneven markets, social and technological disparities in national economies’ development levels, capital-output ratios and competitiveness. In its direct sense, the concept of the world economy is justified only to the extent that global trade and global logistics exist, which in turn are limited by a number of economically subjective factors.
At the beginning of the 21st century, people feel united as never before but also, paradoxically, they feel disunited at the same time! Having found ourselves on the brink of self-destruction, we perceive with a varying degree of conscious awareness the need to unite in the face of unseen threats. At the same time, we are divided by serious disagreements based on divergent interests, values and ambitions.
Planetary Project: From Sustainable Development to Managed Harmony discussed basic principles of a new human civilization and a new economic system.