Michael Karlberg
Beyond the Culture of Contest
From adversarialism to mutualism in an age of interdependence
Bestell-Nr 6BPA-069
ISBN 978-0-85398-489-4
Auflage 2004
Maße 21,6 x 14 cm
Umfang 265 pages
Gewicht 390 g
Preis 22,00
Lieferstatus Lieferbar  Lieferbar
The author postulates that our present ‘culture of contest’ is both socially unjust and ecologically unsustainable, and that the surrounding ‘culture of protest’ is an inadequate response to the social and ecological problems it generates.The development of non-adversarial structures and practices is imperative.
How can social change come about? Is it possible to have democratic government without political parties? Can we have a productive economy without unfettered and aggressive competition? How can social and ecological ills be addressed without resorting to a culture of protest?
The author considers various historical and contemporary expressions of mutualism, including expressions within feminism, systems theory, ecology and environmentalism, communication theory and alternative dispute resolution, and presents a case study of the Bahá’í community and its experience as a working, non-adversarial model of social practice.