Fantastic edition of Kosmos Online, with insights by Mark Gerzon, Philip Alston, John Foran, Kosmos Editor, Nancy Roof and more.
“What is good governance? Wouldn’t it be participatory, transparent, responsive, and tolerant of different views? And in using its power and authority to shape the institutions that regulate societies, wouldn’t extreme economic disparity be seen as a disadvantage?
“Maybe questions like these seem naïve. Do we even ask them anymore? It seems increasingly clear that if we want to live more fair peaceful lives, with compassion and respect for one another and the Earth, we need to take matters into our own hands. The future of power lives in us, the people.
“A vibrant civil society models the changes it wishes to see. It creates incentives for change, impacts policy-making, gives voice to the marginalized, and holds leaders accountable.”
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