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Getting To The Eco-Welfare State: One Transformation, Or Many?

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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/

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Getting To The Eco-Welfare State: One Transformation, Or Many?

  1. 1. GETTING TO THE ECO-WELFARE STATE: ONE TRANSFORMATION – OR MANY? Peter Biegelbauer
  2. 2. Digitisation Globalisation phenomena Individualisation Neoliberalism Climate Change Freedom Equality Solidarity THE BASIS: A CHALLENGED WELFARE STATE
  3. 3. 320.01.2020 LOOKING AROUND: FREEDOM IN THE WORLD 2019
  4. 4. • C 420.01.2020 BASIS OF THE WELFARE STATE UNDER PRESSURE
  5. 5. 520.01.2020
  6. 6. • 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 620.01.2020 POPULISM: CHALLENGE, INDICATOR, CHANCE?
  7. 7. • 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 720.01.2020 CLIMATE: CHALLENGE, INDICATOR, CHANCE?
  8. 8. • 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 820.01.2020 DIGITISATION: CHALLENGE, INDICATOR, CHANCE?
  9. 9. • 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 920.01.2020 GLOBALISATION: CHALLENGE, INDICATOR, CHANCE?
  10. 10. 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 1020.01.2020 GETTING TO THE ECO-WELFARE STATE
  11. 11. PD DR. PETER BIEGELBAUER Center for Innovation Systems & Policy AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH Giefinggasse 4 | 1210 Vienna | Austria T +43(0) 50550-4589 | M +43 664 88390033 peter.biegelbauer@ait.ac.at | http://www.ait.ac.at http://austrianinstituteoftechnology.academia.edu/PeterBiegelbauer 1120.01.2020

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