Michael Karlberg

Michael Karlberg

Michael Karlberg is Professor of Communication Studies at Western Washington University. His interdisciplinary scholarship examines prevailing conceptions of human nature, power, social organization, and social change—and their implications for the pursuit of peace and justice. He authored the books Beyond the Culture of Contest and Constructing Social Reality: An Inquiry into the Normative Foundations of Social Change along with numerous articles and book chapters on related themes. His most recent community-engaged research focuses on the role of radical constructive agency in the creation of more peaceful and just social forms.

GTI Contributions
How Movements Learn
GTI Forum
How Movements Learn
Contribution to GTI Forum What’s Next for the Global Movement?
January 2024

Narratives of Unity
GTI Forum
Narratives of Unity
Contribution to GTI Forum Big History and Great Transition
May 2023

An “Us” Without a “Them”
GTI Forum
An “Us” Without a “Them”
Contribution to GTI Forum Can Human Solidarity Globalize?
August 2021

The University of Movements
GTI Forum
The University of Movements
Contribution to GTI Forum The Pedagogy of Transition
May 2021

Roundtable contribution on The Problem of Action - Michael Karlberg
Roundtable
Contribution to GTI Roundtable The Problem of Action
December 2017
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.

Michael Karlberg
Roundtable
Contribution to GTI Roundtable "On Degrowth"
An exchange on the viewpoint The Degrowth Alternative
February 2015

Meaning, Religion, and a Great Transition
Essay
Meaning, Religion, and a Great Transition
December 2014

Can religion be a progressive force for confronting world challenges? Michael Karlberg argues that it can if reconceptualized as an evolving system of knowledge and practice rooted in universal values.

Commentary by Christoph Bals, Kurt Grimm, Michelle Holliday, Stephen Purdey, Carolyn Raffensperger, Paul Raskin, Steven Rockefeller, Richard Rosen, Bruce Schuman, and Mimi Stokes Katzenbach, and a response from the author


Michael Karlberg
Roundtable
Contribution to GTI Roundtable "Global Citizenship"
June 2014