Relational Research
Driving relational research and application

RELATIONAL RESEARCH

Background Relational Research was established in 2009 to take the work of Relationships Foundation to a global, context, with the emphasis still on research into political, social and economic issues from the Relational perspective.

CURRENT PROJECTS AND CONNECTIONS

Relational Analytics

Relational Research was instrumental in the establishment of Relational Analytics, a company that manages the development of metric tools based on the Relational Proximity Framework.

European policy

In the wake of the Brexit vote, Relational Research has is producing a Relational Economic Plan for Europe to outline a new way forward for European nations. Commissioned by the Christian Political Foundation for Europe (the think tank for the European Christian Political Movement), the Plan seeks to provide a consistent framework for policy. It addresses a range of current issues, including levels of national debt, budget deficits, the future of the Euro, and declining trends in the quality of the relational infrastructure.

Cross-cultural influence

Relational Research works with the Summer Institute of Linguistics to extend the reach of Relational metrics into non-Western organizations.

Relational Peacebuilding

Currently, Relational Research is contracted to  Relational Peacebuilding Initiatives (RPI) to carry out research in connection with a planned series of consultations in the Korean peninsula, to start in Switzerland in June 2018, around issues such as food security, healthcare, education finance, business, and energy. RPI’s long and successful track record in South Africa, Rwanda and Sudan has enabled RPI to develop a Track Two peacebuilding methodology (engaging representatives with direct links to decision-makers) which can be applied globally. 

Relational Education

Relational Schools, set up in 2014, seeks to influence education policy, leadership and organizational practice. Relational Research has supported the start-up of Relational Schools, which plans to go independent in 2017. Relational Schools Netherlands has recently been set up. There are plans to launch Relational Schools Australia, where the Relational Schools Research Director, Dr Rob Loe, has recently been speaking.

Relational Companies

Relational Research has been studying the application of Relational Thinking to corporate structure since 2007. The main report was published in 2012 entitled ‘Transforming Capitalism From Within’. In this report, the authors propose a Relational Business Charter, setting out a redefinition of the purpose of companies as well as company’s obligations to its major stakeholder groups, as well as . In addition they propose a Relational Ratings Agency, similar to a credit Ratings Agency, but with a different business model. In 2016, a feasibility study was carried out for the structure, operations and funding of a Relational Ratings Agency by the Cambridge Judge Business School. This research project continues in 2017.

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Transforming Capitalism from Within: A Relational Approach to Company Management and Operations

By Jonathan Rushworth and Dr Arad Reisberg. Re-published with kind permission of Chase Cambria (Company) Limited as this article first appeared in International Corporate Rescue Volume 11, issue 4.

 

 

 

IDEAS

What’s wrong with tolerance?

The purpose of religious tolerance has always been, and remains, to maintain the power and purity of the dominant religion in a given state. Most dominant religions in most states today profess tolerance, but they also seem to feel especially

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PEACEBUILDING

Values in a divided Korea

Chairman of Relational Peacebuilding Initiatives Michael Schluter recently visited a centre where traditional Korean values of filial piety are taught to elementary school children. Michael is currently undertaking a peace initiative in the Korean peninsula through Relational Peacebuilding Initiatives (RPI),

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ECONOMICS

What does sovereign debt actually consist of?

S. M. Ali Abbas, Laura Blattner, Mark De Broeck, Asmaa El-Ganainy, Malin Hu There has been renewed interest in sovereign debt since the Global Crisis, but relatively little attention has been paid to its composition. Sovereign debt can differ in

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LIFESTYLE

Connected but disconnected

Millennials are the most connected generation to have ever lived but a significant proportion of them are plagued by loneliness, an expert has warned. The charity Relate said that under-25s are “increasingly likely” to experience loneliness. But they are by

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IDEAS

The culture of contempt

Robert Hall, May 31, 2018  Somehow the royal wedding of Harry and Meghan at St. George’s Chapel – testimony to the power of love and inclusion – seemed positively surreal. The latest school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas – testimony to

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