Frequently Asked Questions – FAQs

magnifying glassGNet 2.0 is ready to go.  You can have access to its full content, simply by clicking to and starting to read. However to get full benefit, you may wish to have a look at the following user hints.

Sliding left menu:  Click the + sign or colored bar to your left, to find a handy menu showing the chief categories and functions of this site

Searching content: You will find on the right menu four search engines, each of which is tailored to do a different job.  Search by: (a) Keywords, (b) Categories, (c) Date and (d) a Marco Search utility which searches all the linked sites and programs.  You will also find all the postings of the last month in the section entitled LATEST POSTS a bit further down on the right menu.

To Read:  No problem. Click to and read away.  To read the Comments click the Comments link to left of title.

To Subscribe:  If you click to Click for Free Subscription. This will allow you to get brief updates on new postings and/or comments, instantly, daily, weekly (my favorite) or None.

Tags:  Tags are selected keywords that identify important categories of information that are associated with the post. You will see them to the immediate left of each posting and hopefully they will be obvious. Thus, to take an example,  all articles that deal with Africa can be called up by clicking the respective tag.  Etc.

Comments: Each posting has a Comments link left of title. If you click that you will be taken to a Reply section/box where you can enter your comment, and then identity yourself as indicated. (Once you have identified yourself the first time, this routine is streamlined for later comments.)

To Participate: This is an option.  You do not need to do this to have full access to the content of the site. However since this is a collaborative site we suggest that you sign in to get full advantage of the site and its tools. There are three user categories: Contributor, Author, Editor. We suggest you start with the first, which will facilitate your active participation. If you send your email address to, you will receive an invitation with straight-forward guidelines for joining.

To Post an article or to invite a discussion: (a) If you have not yet signed in as a collaborator, please address your proposed posting to  (b) As a collaborator you have full access.

To access the shared library: Click to

To Share:   At the base of each article you will find the following one-click sharing options.

Gnet 2 - Search bar with postings
To Print/PDF:   This is a very useful tool which will allow you to edit and print PDFs of each article.

When completed?  As of this date (end-June 2014) the site has just gotten underway and is still very much work in progress.  But it is, as you will see, already very useful.  After a few months of use and several hundred participants, we should be able to consider this a mature set working tools.

To contact:  And if you have questions:   – – – >

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About the editor:

Eric Britton
9, rue Gabillot, 69003 Lyon France

Bio: Educated as an international development economist, Eric Britton is an American political scientist, teacher and sustainability activist who has worked on missions and advisory assignments on all continents. Professor of Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy at the Institut Supérieur de Gestion (Paris), he is also MD of EcoPlan Association, an independent advisory network providing strategic counsel for government and business on policy and decision issues involving complex systems, social-technical change, civil society and sustainable development. Founding editor of World Streets: The Politics of Transport in Cities | See Britton online at and @ericbritton

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