Moral Challenges in a Globalising World - Hertie School Lectures
Global Policy and the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin are working together to provide a series of lectures and seminars on the theme: Moral Challenges in a Globalising World – Ethics and Public Policy.
Are political ideologies still providing a progressive agenda for the 21st century?
In this lecture Bruce Ackerman outlines four large reforms for revitalizing political and economic citizenship: Voting With Dollars gives citizens the means to support their favoured political party or candidates; the National Endowment for Journalism gives each citizen the resources to fund professional internet journalism; Deliberation Day proposes a new national holiday, held before elections, where citizens have the opportunity to engage with party representatives in a debate; and the Stakeholder Society which grants each young adult a "citizen's inheritance" of $80,000 to invest in his or her own future. Despite the economic crisis, Ackerman argues that these proposals are well within the bounds of economic and political reality. In this lecture as part of the series, Moral Challenges in a Globalizing World - Ethics and Public Policy, he discusses how the adoption of such reforms might revitalize the exercise of political and economic citizenship and give real meaning to equal opportunity in the 21st century.
For an alternative take on citizenship please see Karl Muth's recent blog for Global Policy: Taxpatriates or Taxpatriots?