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The Society's work since 1969 has focused on identifying the fundamental principles governing the process of social development. These principles form the basis of a comprehensive Theory of Social Development. The theory is based on the hypotheses that the same or very similar laws govern the evolution of society, organizations & individuals & the process of political, social, economic, commercial, intellectual, scientific, technological and artistic creation & that any problem, individual or organizational, in any field of life, lends itself to solution.
Since 2010 MSS is collaborating with the Club of Rome and the World Academy of Art & Science on a re-evaluation of the fundamental concepts and premises of modern economic theory with the goal of evolving a truly human-centered economic theory and practice. Papers have been presented at meetings in Italy, Croatia, Switzerland and India. A series of articles have been published in Cadmus Journal.
MSS is engaged in a major research project on the theoretical and historical foundations for the social institution of money as an application of development theory, including inflation, the Great Depression, the Japanese and East Asian financial crises, and the recent global financial crisis.
MSS conducts theoretical and practical studies on the process of employment generation and strategies to achieve full employment, including projects on rural employment in India, eliminating unemployment in reunified Germany, stimulating job creation in South East Europe and the Middle East, youth employment and global employment.
MSS has conducted a range of studies on national and international peace and security issues in collaboration with the International Commission on Peace & Food and the World Academy of Art & Science.
In 1980, the Government of India accepted a proposal from MSS on the need to evolve new measures and indicators to accurately assess India's development. Research is now underway on new economic indicators at the international level.
A high level international group was established as an initiative of the MSS in 1989 to evolve solutions to pressing global issues related to international security, global governance, employment, food security, transition in Eastern Europe and human development.
ICPF's report was presented to the UN in 1994.
MSS is working on a new model of personality derived from Sri Aurobindo's view of human development, which takes into account both superficial and deeper layers of behavior, character, culture and individuality as well as differences in individual capacity for accomplishment. Case studies include application of the model to characters in Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice and other literary works.
MSS is collaborating with the World Academy of Art & Science on an e-Conference on the Emerging Individual