Current developments in academia are going against the idea of a convivialist university. Universities are ranked and put into a worlwide hierarchy, competitive funding erodes the friendly competition among researchers (based on gifts), a managerial logic is implemented, and universites are increasingly seen as mere assets in global economic competition.…

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Convivialist Academica

The events that have just taken place in Paris are horrible and alarming. Both our everyday behaviour and our future are under threat. Our way of life and the way in which we view what lies before us are changing and, moreover, they are changing against our will. And this…

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Global Convivialism

Working together for life, Taking care of one another and the natural environment. The ideas expressed here concern us all, in France, in Europe and in the whole world where we are confronted by xenophobia and a host of other widespread problems. Fortunately there is resistance everywhere and attempts to experiment…

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Global Civil Societies

Introduction. Throughout its very long history, humanity has grown and spread throughout its small corner of the universe by the formation of organised groups of people and communities, peoples and States between which relations have often had dramatic consequences. This universal declaration recognises that life is an essential value that…

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Global Convivialism

After the dreadful events we suffered in Paris last Friday night, things are now perfectly clear. War has been declared to us by a new form of totalitarianism. We can try to explain the causes and we have to understand the reasons of the rise of this awful phenomenon. But…

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Global Convivialism