Roundtable

Party Time?


An exchange prompted by the essay A World Political Party: The Time Has Come


Vicki Assevero

Vicki Assevero

We don’t need a “party” so much as a shared global platform to unite organizing efforts across countries.

Michel Bauwens

Michel Bauwens

Building a Global Commons Coalition to connect and empower multiplying efforts to revitalize the commons is the way to go.

Andreas Bummel

Andreas Bummel

An essential basis for a globalized politics would be establishing a democratic global parliament.

Kavita Byrd

Kavita Byrd

A world political party is the next step in institutional evolution, and we shouldn’t be afraid to take it.

Joseph Camilleri

Joseph Camilleri

If we want to avoid the exclusions that dominate politics today, robust intercultural dialogue must precede any new institutions.

David Christian

David Christian

New integrated curricula and a “big history” perspective will help create the global citizens who will become the foundation for a world party.

Richard Falk

Richard Falk

The prime historical moment for a world political party may have passed, but the idea can still inspire us to move forward.

Ashish Kothari

Ashish Kothari

Rather than a distant world political party, a networked movement of movements could be the solution our global crises demand.

Valentine M. Moghadam

Valentine M. Moghadam

We need global coordination across our parties and movements to have impact at the scale of the challenges.

William I. Robinson

William I. Robinson

A world political party must be explicitly anticapitalist if it is to be ready for the task of social transformation.

Heikki Patomäki

Party Time?: Author's Response

Heikki Patomäki addresses points raised by the contributors to this roundtable.



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