Productive Economy, Contributory Economy

Governance Tools for the Third Millennium

Volume 15 - Innovation and Technology SET Coordinated by Chantal Ammi

Productive Economy, Contributory Economy

Geneviève Bouché, Consultant, France

ISBN : 9781786307514

Publication Date : July 2022

Hardcover 294 pp

165.00 USD



The increasing urgency of environmental issues necessitates the rethinking of our societal model. This book explores this assertion by going back in time and pinpointing the turning points in the evolution of European society that we are currently experiencing.

Productive Economy, Contributory Economy presents an analysis of the factors affecting the evolution of our societal model, emerging from sedentarism, which culminated in the industrial age. To further this evolution, we must allow the common good to prosper: family, knowledge, innovation, democracy and spirituality.
This book presents a dual contributory and productive economy to be put into place, as well as the synergy that can be established between these two spaces of human contribution. It also studies the instruments of governance that we will need, such as smart money, as well as the conditions of their success.


Part 1. The Driving Facts of Change.
1. Adapt or Dare?
2. Our Heritage of Experience Tested by New Knowledge.
3. The Change of Era Beyond Our Will!
4. The Traces of Our Future Inscribed in Our Past.
5. “To Make Society” Therefore “To Exchange”.

Part 2. Avenues to be Explored.
6. The Inevitable Reworking of the Social Pact.
7. New Reward Tools.
8. Smart Currencies.
9. The New Priorities.
10. Transition Without Chaos?
11. No Societal Transformation Without Digital Sovereignty.

About the authors/editors

Geneviève Bouché is a member of Fabrique du Futur and specializes in the impact of the digital on social and economic life. She was introduced to the concept of cybernetic futurology by the commissaires au plan working under Charles de Gaulle. Her pioneering research has focused notably on exchange platforms, networks and cryptocurrencies.