Teal Politics” How is the Polis organized on a “Teal level”? What forms could “integral Politics” take?
Webinar by Denis Knubel
Laloux provided us with beautiful insights into the principles and practices of Teal organizations, which involve people voluntarily working together at specific goals. However, the functioning of the public sphere(s) of life, from local neighbourhoods to the global political systems, raises a number of specific questions. Politics has to organize or provide a framework for the life of the whole community, regardless of the degree of agreement or disagreement of its members. It has to deal with issues of power, authority, normativity, legality, and the resolution of conflicts. Even if there has been a long way since Hobbes’ Leviathan (1651), the modern State and the modern State system remain the main referents in this discussion, despite issues of globalization on one end and neomedievalism or fragmentation of the State construct on the other. What forms can Politics take in the future, from decision-making processes to the role of the legal system? From the locus of sovereignty in a digital world to that of the use of force?
The webinar is conceived more as a common enquiry than a locus with answers. After considering a number of “integral” initiatives, it will evoke the agenda of a research that is going to last.