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New economic paradigms

Article / 30th May 2014

STWR has published various resources over recent months and years that outline how authentic forms of sharing relate to the political and economic challenges of the 21st century. Many of these blogs, articles or reports relate directly to the sharing economy, a selection of which are collated here according to four broad subheadings.

Article / 7th May 2014

世界中の善意の人々をひとつに結ぶことは、地球規模の社会変革への私たちの最後の希望です。人類の大部分が、分かち合い、慈悲、正義に基づいて結集しなければなりません - これは、最大の緊急性の中で達成が可能であり、また達成されなければなりません。

Article / 7th May 2014

Uniting the people of goodwill throughout the world is our last remaining hope for social transformation on a planetary scale. A vast bulk of humanity has to come together on the basis of sharing, compassion and justice – which can and must be achieved with the greatest possible urgency.

Article / 24th April 2014

A vibrant debate is beginning to question the meaning of sharing in relation to the big questions of our time. In a recent article printed in STIR magazine, STWR argues that this emerging economic concept should not be beholden to solely personal, consumer-oriented or commercialised forms of collaboration, and must ultimately be reflected in government policies on the national and international level.

Blog / 5th March 2014

As the Sharing Spring kicks off, more and more people are participating in localised forms of sharing in response to the failures of government and big business. While this is right and imperative, it is equally vital that citizens call upon their political representatives to integrate the principle of sharing into governmental policies on national and global levels.

Blog / 7th February 2014

Few could disagree on the beneficial aspects of sharing resources within communities or across municipalities, but can the sharing economy in its current form represent a movement that can challenge unjust power structures and pave the way to a better world?

Article / 21st January 2014

Can the sharing economy movement address the root causes of the world’s converging crises? Unless the sharing of resources is promoted in relation to human rights and concerns for equity, democracy, social justice and sustainability, then such claims are without substantiation – although there are many hopeful signs that the conversation is slowly moving in the right direction.

Blog / 6th January 2014

Many people at this time of social, political and economic turmoil are voicing the need for a ‘revolution’ in one form or another, with a major focus on all that is wrong in the world’s richest and most powerful country – the United States. Dr Zeki Ergas has taken up this question in a long political essay about the need for a second American revolution to build a better world.

News / 10th December 2013

We are pleased to announce the launch of STWR’s new website, with a new domain name at sharing.org. In contrast to our old website that provided an archive of material on global justice issues from third party sources, this new site is focused on STWR’s own content and our advocacy for economic sharing in all its forms.

Report / 1st October 2013

報告書、グローバルな分かち合いの経済に融資するのこのセクションでは、社会発展のために緊急の国内及び地球公共財を提供する一方で、武力紛争や戦争の削減への第一ステップとして現在軍事費に費やされる莫大な財源をどう政府が転用できるかについて説明します。