Rethinking the reproduction of life and the continuity of life on our planet from the perspective of the paradigm of the Common Good of Humanity is an urgent necessity in the current situation.
There is need to analyze in depth both the concept at the basis of the paradigm and its implications, to increase the range of its applications, to enable various social actors to strategize around it, and to reflect on the transition from a logic based on capital accumulation to a post-capitalist society based on the acknowledgement of the Common Good of Humanity, seen as the realization of a socialism with the fullness of meaning this word conveys.
This book presents analytical and theoretical reflections and comments on the various aspects of the notion of Common Good of Humanity and its social and political functions which can be useful to find a sense of direction in the collective action of social movements.
Birgit Daiber | François Houtart
From ‘common goods’ to the ‘Common Good of Humanity’
- Why associate the notion of ‘common goods’ with the concept of ‘Common Good of Humanity’?
- What solutions?
- The multiple facets of the crisis
- The new paradigm
- The Common Good of Humanity as a global objective
- Towards a Universal Declaration on the Common Good of Humanity
Building axes of the Common Good of Humanity:
1. The relationship with nature
Commons goods, socio-ecological metabolism and the Common
Future of Humanity: a North/South analysis
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2. The production of life (economy)
Reflections on the crisis and its effects
Prioritizing use value over exchange value
Making the Common Good of Humanity concrete:
Free Public Transport – for a Life in Solidarity
The Commons, the Public and the Left
On Common Good, Money and Credit
Pedro Páez Pérez
3. Social and political collective organization
Some memories of the future
Commons: social justice by sharing
The concept of Sumak Kawsay (Living Well) and how it relates
to the Common Good of Humanity
What modernity, what interculturality?
Reflections from South America
Gabriela Bernal Carrera
The Common Good of Humanity seen from different perspectives
1. The Workers’ Movement.
A comment from the viewpoint of workers
Eduardo Estevez Marin
2. The Farmers’ Movements.
The Common Good of Humanity, Good Living and the
3. Afro-descendants Women.
The Women of African Descent
Gabriela Viveros Padilla and Marisol Cárdenas Oñate
4. Indigenous peoples of the Americas.
The poetics of Sumak Kawsay on a global Horizon
5. The People’s Science Movement, India.
People’s Science for the Common Good of Humanity
6. The Arab Awakening.
From “Common Goods” to the “Common Good” of all living species on the Planet Earth
Hassan Abdou Bakr
7. Asia-Europe Peoples’ Forum.
Restoring the Right to Life and a Life of Diginity for All – The Campaign for Transformative Social Protection in Asia
8. Today’s World and the Winding.
Search for the Common Good
Conclusions and Transitions
- Regulations versus alternatives
- The transition
More in the PDF.