Expert analysis and commentary to help you to make sense of what’s emerging.
The Politics of Waking Up 4: The Russian Doll Effect
Part four of the Politics of Waking Up Series explores several theories of human development - what significance does Wilber or Maslow's model have for contemporary politics today?
What Our Politics Needs Now: Anti-Debates
Peter Limberg & Conor Barnes
In the US and elsewhere, political debate has become a spectacle. We need a debate model based on the ability to respond to evidence. But what would this look like?
What Does it Mean to be a Feminine Leader?
Feminine Leadership can lay the foundation for a better organisational culture, but it's not achieved by simply having more women in positions of power.
Reports from the Kyiv Emerge Gathering
“The future belongs not to Paris, London, and Berlin but to the wild east, frontier places like Kyiv." Writer Andrew Sweeny shares his reflections from the Emerge Gathering 2019.
Healing Our Collective Traumas, Healing Our World
As we have learned from traumatology, the cure is found close to the wound. Acknowledging collective trauma is the first step on the path of climate recovery.
The Politics of Waking Up 3: Why We're Hooked on Our Own Self Destruction
We like to believe that we are autonomous, but advertising has hijacked our human needs so totally that we are destroying our planet.
The Politics of Waking Up 2: What is ‘I’? Power and Agency in Politics
As the failures in our political systems become more and more obvious, we need to focus on creating a new internal ‘operating system’ for how we perceive ourselves and our role in the world.
The Politics of Waking Up 1: Power and Possibility in the Fractal Age
In this series for Emerge Indra Adnan, founder of the Alternative UK, will be exploring what is emerging in politics at this crucial moment in human history.
Rise of the Emergentsia: Sensing the ‘Source Code'
How to navigate polarisation and culture wars? Understanding the ‘source code' - combining knowledge with the lived, embodied experience of others - is vital for constructive conversation.
A Story to Bind Us: The Intellectual Deep Web and a New Meta-Narrative
In uncertain times popular culture can reveal something about the dynamics we’re experiencing. Could it be that we're looking for the wrong answers in the wrong places?
Tribalism in the 21st Century: Why It's So Hard For Us to ‘Love the Stranger'
Despite liberal ideologies, loving the stranger has never been easy for human beings. Keeping a world of 8 billion people from each other’s throats calls for great innovation.
A Statement to the Court by a First-Time Lawbreaker
Anthea Lawson was arrested for protesting in London with Extinction Rebellion against Government action on climate change. Here she shares the statement that she read in court.
Rise of the Emergentsia: Feeling ‘Gobschmacht’ Yet?
All empires collapse but today we are living the first global civilisation and witnessing its collapse in real-time. Daniel Schmachtenberger helps us to understand this ‘phase shift'.
What Will You Say to Your Grandchildren?
The concept of ‘Deep Adaptation' threatens to become a self-fulfilling prophecy by diluting the efforts toward positive change. What we really need right now is Deep Transformation.
The Rise of the ‘Emergentsia': Meaning Making in a Time Between Worlds.
A new class of intellectuals is emerging to grapple with the meta-crisis and help manage the transition, and it is time to coin a new term to help us recognize them: The Emergentsia.
Reimagining the 21st-Century University.
What is the role of educational institutions in catalysing social change? Vertical literacy - i.e the evolution of consciousness - is an essential skill needed to rise to today's challenges.
Ecopsychology, and its Critical Relevance to our Climate Crisis.
Why embracing the empathic worldview promoted by ecopsychology can help us to become more effective climate activists.
Complexity Isn't Complicated, We're Already Living It.
Our institutions and laws don't reflect the reality of life on Earth. Understanding and embracing a more complex approach could be the key to overcoming world crises.
We Need a New Story of What It Means to be Human.
It’s time to accept that an increasingly complex world, we need to adapt to more nuanced stories and resist the urge to hone in on the one that is the most black-or-white.
Awakening the Twelve Tribes of Transformation.
How the human tendency towards tribalism can be harnessed to bring about a society focused on the right kind of unity, rather than the wrong kind of division.
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