Parallel Panel A | Shifting from an unequal, divided world to a sharing society: how?

Parallel Panel A | Shifting from an unequal, divided world to a sharing society: how?

11 March 2016 14:00-15:30 Four Seasons Hotel, Rast Room

In an increas­ingly inter­con­nected world, cap­i­tal­ism is less and less seen as the opti­mal socioe­co­nomic organ­is­ing prin­ci­ple; instead, alter­na­tive, more sus­tain­able mod­els based on shar­ing are being adopted to build tomorrow’s fairer and more cohe­sive soci­eties.

  1. New types of econ­omy as a way towards fairer soci­eties: Are col­lab­o­ra­tive econ­omy, shar­ing econ­omy and social & sol­i­dar­ity econ­omy of the city-state alter­na­tives to old and obso­lete eco­nomic mod­els? What are they main fea­tures and how can they work?
  2. What kind of mod­els can con­tribute to fos­ter more equi­table, cohe­sive and sus­tain­able soci­eties by address­ing the short­com­ings of cap­i­tal­ist economies?
  3. What is the role of global lead­ers in this process? (How) can they be help­ful or are they an obsta­cle to change?