Roundtable on 'The Problem of Action'


An exchange on How Do We Get There? The Problem of Action

Kavita Byrd

Kavita Byrd

Our problems have common roots, and thus require common solutions. A nimble and creative global movement, fit for the task, will require both spontaneity and planning.

John Foran

John Foran

We need a new kind of political party, infused with the spirit of social movements and accountable to their demands.

Herman Greene

Herman Greene

A new thought collective on eco-democratic socialism could provide the needed conceptual understanding for a global movement.

Candido Grzybowski

Candido Grzybowski

The success of collective action will depend on the cultural and political contestation of neoliberal hegemony.

Michael Karlberg

Michael Karlberg

A global citizens movement would need to emerge in an organic manner. GTI can play a key role in fostering dialogue around such a complex process.

Debbie Kasper

Debbie Kasper

Humanity’s cooperative nature and astonishing capacity for altruism can be the basis for a new cultural narrative. Educational initiatives can help make that happen.

Roz Savage

Roz Savage

Individual change is a critical dimension of enduring structural change. But what sparks change in the first place?

Roberto Savio

Roberto Savio

Neoliberalism is in crisis, but to defeat it, we need to link up with existing social movements as well as ordinary citizens not yet engaged.

Bruce Schuman

Bruce Schuman

Using modern communications technology and guided by a collaborative spirit, we can create a cooperative global network that includes all elements of human experience.

Mimi Stokes

Mimi Stokes

We have a vast trove of cultural wisdom about human thriving from past generations that can inspire and unify us as we seek to build a more harmonious world.

Sandra Waddock

Sandra Waddock

To guide system change, we need a new story about what it means to be human, a story that underscores our deep interdependence with each other and the planet.

John Wood

John Wood

Social movement organizations need to embrace a reflective and deliberative approach that emphasizes power-with rather than power-over.

Paul Raskin

Author's Response: Roundtable on 'The Problem of Action'

Paul Raskin addresses points raised by the contributors to this roundtable discussion.



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