|| Rethink the Nature of Humanity. All human beings have unlimited potential, unlimited capacity, unlimited creative energy / Muhammad Yunus with Piotr Dutkiewicz -- Minority rights are a part of human rights / Will Kymlicka with Raffaele Marchetti. -- Transform How the Global Economy Works. We can have faster economic growth if we reduce inequality / Joseph Stiglitz with Shari Spiegel -- If you make consisten, gradual changes, they can add up to something enormous / Ha-Joon Change with Manuel F. Montes -- José Antonio Ocampo with Vladimir Popov. -- Recognize Everyone is Responsible for the Environment. This is not planet Earth; it's planet ocean / Paul Watson with Jan Dutkiewicz -- We need to become a planet of gardeners, to make our cities function as integral parts of nature / Mike Davis with Joe Day -- We are all interdependent on this Earth / Olzhas Suleimenov with Rustem Zhangozha -- Think communally / Vladimir Yakunin. -- Understand the Global Balance of Power. Recognize structural crisis of the world-system / Immanuel Wallerstein with Kevan Harris -- Re-create the social state / Zygmunt Bauman with Vincent Della Sala -- Creat global social policy / Bob Deacon with Rianne Mahon -- Understand that power is diffuse and change is constant / Peter J. Katzenstein with Raffaele Marchetti. -- Question the Role of Democracy. People want and need solidarity and social reproduction / Craig Calhoun with Monika Krause -- It is increasingly difficult to anticipate the future of democracy by looking back at its past / Ivan Krastev with Richard Sakwa -- Genuine dialogue requires not only talking but a great deal of listening / Fred Dallmayr with Ghoncheh Tazmini. -- Respond to the Economic Crisis. People who want to change things must keep pushing for change / Manuel F. Montes with Adrian Pabst -- Capitalism as a mode of power / Shimshon Bichler and Jonathan Nitzan with Piotr Dutkiewicz. -- Make Development Possible. The best approach to economic development is pragmatism / Jomo Kwame Sundaram with Vladimir Popov -- Developing countries can bring in advanced technology and actively catch up with developed countries / Kemal Derviş with Kemal Kirişci -- Because the Chinese growth model became so successful in ensuring catch-up development it has become extremely appealing in the developing world / Vladimir Popov with Piotr Dutkiewicz -- Developing countries are in an unprecedentedly strong position in the world economy / Jiemian Yang with Li Xin.
|| In this unique volume from the World Public Forum Dialogue of Civilizations and the Social Science Research Council, some of the world's greatest minds, from Nobel Prize winners to long-time activists, explore what the prolonged instability of the so-called Great Recession means for our traditional understanding of how governments can and should function. Through interviews that are sure to spark lively debate, this book presents both analysis of past geopolitical events and possible solutions and predictions for the future. It surveys issues relevant to the U.S., Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Speaking from a variety of perspectives, including economic, social, developmental, and political, the discussions here increase our understanding of what's wrong with the world and how to get it right. Interviewees explore topics like the Arab Spring, the influence of international financial organizations, the possibilities for the growth of democracy, the acceleration of global warming, and how to develop enforceable standards for market and social regulation. -- Publisher description.