An exchange on the essay A World Political Party: The Time Has Come
An essential basis for a globalized politics would be establishing a democratic global parliament.
We don’t need a “party” so much as a shared global platform to unite organizing efforts across countries.
Building a Global Commons Coalition to connect and empower multiplying efforts to revitalize the commons is the way to go.
A world political party is the next step in institutional evolution, and we shouldn’t be afraid to take it.
If we want to avoid the exclusions that dominate politics today, robust intercultural dialogue must precede any new institutions.
New integrated curricula and a “big history” perspective will help create the global citizens who will become the foundation for a world party.
The prime historical moment for a world political party may have passed, but the idea can still inspire us to move forward.
Rather than a distant world political party, a networked movement of movements could be the solution our global crises demand.
Valentine M. Moghadam
We need global coordination across our parties and movements to have impact at the scale of the challenges.
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 addresses points raised by the contributors to this roundtable.
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