Let Thousands of Global (and Local) Citizen Parliaments Flourish

by Alain Caillé.
The very survival of humanity is now threatened. Global warming is getting out of control. The risks of accidents or nuclear attacks are multiplying. Humanist and democratic values are being shattered. The war between states, cultures, peoples, religions, etc. is intensifying year after year. All over the world, young people feel that their future will be dark.

Citizens’ Assemblies: A Radical Idea from Ancient Athens | Restoring Public Trust (Discussion with Craig Calhoun, Larry Diamond, Christine Landfried, and James S. Fishkin)

The idea of citizens’ assemblies has recently experienced an enormous upswing on both sides of the Atlantic. As in ancient […]

The Necessity to Shift From the Liberal Paradigm to the Solidarity Paradigm and to Spread Convialism

by Mark Humbert. To choose such a target – the liberal paradigm- became obvious to me after several years spent to try to build a Political and Ethical Knowledge in Economic Activities (PEKEA). This PEKEA attempt was triggered by dissatisfaction with standard economic theory, two shortcomings of which had been pointed out.

From Tools for Conviviality (1973) to the Second Convivialist Manifesto (2020)

by Marc Humbert. I will first recall the context which led to the second convivialist manifesto, then I will sketch the evolution of the world between the two publications, Tools for conviviality in 1973 and the Second Manifesto in 2020. I will present in part III, Illich’s book as a Critical Theory and I will finally link all that to the Convivialism’s principles.

Towards a Radical Moderationism and a Convivialist Ethic of Discussion

by Alain Caillé. Here is more or less where we find ourselves. In France, as in a growing number of countries, such as the United States for example, no one listens to or believes in anyone outside their reference groups any more.