Suddenly we realized that cooperation rather than competition was a more effective strategy to survive and thrive in a world where our life-supporting ecosystems had fuzzy but ultimately non-negotiable limits. In challenges like climate change those limits were looming large into view. That meant we needed ways to govern that were inclusive and good at resolving conflicting needs and freedoms. Pluralist forms of democracy, which still didn’t avoid the need for hard choices, were simply better than anything else.
Author: Andrew Simms