Capitalism Has Failed: 5 Bold Ways to Build a New World
World Social Forum 2013
Raising International Climate Finance
Dialog of Chinese, European, and South American Civil Societies at Rio+20
A Bit Rich: Calculating the Real Value to Society of Different Professions
Theories of Global Governance: A Study in the History of Ideas
Democracy today is challenged, radically, deeply, fatefully. Born and cultivated in the ancient world as the face-to-face participatory township, and successfully re-imagined in the early modern world as the representative nation-state, it must now adapt to a global, networked, interdependent world. Or likely perish. To survive actually, it must find ways to establish itself virtually. To preserve its local vitality, it must achieve a global compass. Society‘s naturally expanding scale is forever outdistancing democracy‘s naturally limited compass. That was the issue confronted by ancient direct democracy, above all in Athens and Rome; and it remains the issue confronting those who today aspire to fashion a new age of global democracy.