Topic 3. Politics and Security. How are we to decide?

Proposals for a global political structure.

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Visions and Values
International Institutions
Changes in the United Nations
Changes in the Bretton Woods Institutions and at the WTO
Governance: Transparency and Accountability
Governance: Security
Governance: Regional integration, external debt and taxes
Citizenship: The power of active citizenship
Citizenship: Citizens' responsability and capacity
Citizenship: How to empower citizens and the World Social Forum
Strategies: On the different types of actions
Strategies: Coalition, creativity and participation on the Internet
Strategies: The power of personal actions
Strategies: Support to the emerging social power

The 197 proposals have been compiled from the contributions of 30 Barcelona Consensus participants (15 men and 15 women from 28 countries from all regions of the globe):

Fatma Alloo, Ruth Bamela Engo, Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Susan George, Cândido Grzybowski, Ahmed Rahmani, Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Federico Mayor Zaragoza, Bakhita Ahmed, Juan Carlos Anselmi, Melani Budianta, Antanas Buracas, Nahla Chahal, Troy Davis, Doronina Olga Dmitrievna, Zeki Ergas, Chris Hamer, Sirajul Islam, Yun Jianli 运建立, Bookie Monica Kethusegile, Takayoshi Kusago, Cecilia López, Luis Lopezllera-Mendez, Leonor Aída Concha Martínez, Loreta Navarro-Castro, Shobha Raghuram, Florentine Ramambasoa, Suliana Siwatibau, Simon Yon Tjega and Michael Warschawski.

The proposals were also extracted from texts by members of the Barcelona Consensus Advisory Board: Samir Amin, Aminata Touré Barry, Pierre Beaudet, Ana Esther Ceceña, Anwarul Chowdury, Ibrahima Coulibaly, François Houtard, Aung San Suu Kyi, Cynthia Ann McKinney, Gertrude Ibengwe Mongella, P.V. Rajagopal, Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Vandana Shiva; texts by the following authors: A.S. Gerardo Sarachu Trigo, Angelina Hurios, Leonardo Boff, José Moisés Martín Carretero, Juan Torres, Amory Starr, Jason Adams, Jürgen Kaiser, Luc Guillory, H. Patomäki and Teivo Teivainen; texts from the following organizations: OSC and Unesco, Fòrum Social Català 2010, Great Transition Initiative, Vision 2050; as well as from the consultation made with Catalan experts for the Catalan Social Forum 2010.