New Forms of Solidarism and Communalism

Monday, 11 July 2016: 11:15
Location: Hörsaal IOeG (Main Building)
Oral Presentation
Arianna MONTANARI, Political Science, University Sapienza of Rome, Roma, Italy
The economic and financial crisis, occurred in the last years, seems apparently changing the capitalist paradigm that, protagonist of the story in the nineties, now appears under indictment. To conspicuous consumption and individualistic needs is going to be replaced a system based on cooperation, sharing, and on the gift. The mythology that in recent decades has been built on the values as freedom of action, individual capacity and personal economic success, often looks overtaken by different theories such as those on the common good and on degrowth, claiming direct participation of the citizens in collective decisions, use of resources, and the implementation of new economic models.