Getting To The Eco-Welfare State: One Transformation, Or Many?
Austrian Institute of Technology's Peter Biegelbauer's presentation on transitioning towards eco-welfare state covered several challenges to the welfare state and democracy but also ways to address them. See more at: https://www.ecowelfare.fi/en/
• Populism as challenge, indicator and chance
• Populism is the fever thermometer of democracy
→ Rethink our ways of policy-making
→ Redefine democratic politics
→ Create new instruments allowing for learning democracy
POPULISM: CHALLENGE, INDICATOR, CHANCE?
• Climate change as challenge, indicator and chance
• The natural environment teaches us a lesson
→ Rethink other ways of living
→ Keep the balance between different forms of sustainability
→ Allow responsible, sustainable, socially responsible forms of living
CLIMATE: CHALLENGE, INDICATOR, CHANCE?
• Digitisation as challenge, indicator and chance
• The latest wave of digitisation may be the last we can master
→ Rethink our way of dealing with science and technology
→ Science and industry are part of society
→ Create framework conditions for responsible research and innovation
DIGITISATION: CHALLENGE, INDICATOR, CHANCE?
• Globalisation as challenge, indicator and chance
• Globalisation is intimately linked to our form of production
→ Rethink our ways of doing business
→ Redefine profitability
→ Allow for old innovations such as the sharing economy
GLOBALISATION: CHALLENGE, INDICATOR, CHANCE?
Necessary pre-conditions for arriving at the eco-welfare state:
➢ Defend and reform democracy, e.g. by learning from populism
➢ Adapt our ways of living and balance forms of sustainability
➢ Create forms of responsible research and innovation
➢ Rethink how we do business and redefine profitability
➢ Defend and reform the European model of the welfare state
GETTING TO THE ECO-WELFARE STATE
PD DR. PETER BIEGELBAUER
Center for Innovation Systems & Policy
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
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