The crisis of social-democracy in recent decades seems, in the rich countries, to have generated a decline of hope for a just society. In developing countries, the trend is now to mimic the developed countries, rather than inventing a new model, and, in spite of reduced poverty in several countries, social hardships reminiscent of the early phase of Western capitalism are widespread.
Can we hope for a better society ?
The International Panel on Social Progress (IPSP) gathers 300 of experts about social issues and in Aug. 2016 releases the first draft of its report addressed to all social actors, movements, organizations, politicians and decision-makers, in order to provide them with the best expertise on questions that bear on social change.
The Panel seeks consensus whenever possible but does not hide controversies and honestly presents up-to-date arguments and analyses, and debates about them, in an accessible way.
Suzanne Moon, The University of Oklahoma
Clemencia Rodriguez, Temple University