Henceforth, our country should be the universe. Flora Tristan Whenever you are in doubt, recall the face of the poorest and the weakest man. Gandhi Do what is right. Rosa Parks . . . for with freedom come responsibilities. Nelson Mandela *

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Germà Pelayo

BA in Geography. Initiator and promoter of the Citizen Initiative for Responsibility in Politics (RESPOLIS) in Catalonia. He is editor and trainer in collaborative Web sites, databases and electronic forums. At the FnWG he is the Web site content manager.


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Conflict Resolution and Sustainable Peace Building

A War Hiding Another War
¤ Germà Pelayo ¤ 10 December 2015
We are Syrians, Russians, Iraqis, Kurds, French, Malians, Tunisians, Palestinians, Nigerians, Yemenites, Libyans, Lebanese, Turks, Afghans, Mexicans, Kenyans, Somalians… we are Muslims, Christians, atheists, Hindus, Buddhists… we are workers, housewives, jobless, students, children, grandparents… we are persons. We are citizens of this world. And we are at war. But we do not know who the enemy is. Because a very important battle in this war is the battle of narratives. And at the moment, the (...) read more

Citizens’ Reappropriation of Politics

Rediscovering Nelson Mandela for the Twenty-first Century
¤ Germà Pelayo ¤ 8 January 2014
Nelson Mandela’s passing has triggered, in the past few weeks, tributes to the man and reflections on his action. The man’s outstanding character made of his action much more than just a struggle for a people’s emancipation. How can we build a fair and free society in the twenty-first century based on the teachings offered by Mandela in the twentieth century? What geographic scope, what objectives, what strategies and actions would we draw up and what obstacles would we find along the way? (...) read more

Economic Governance and Globalization

Proposals for a Fair and Sustainable Economy
¤ Cândido Grzybowski, Germà Pelayo , Gustavo Marin, Jorge Romano, Matthieu Calame, Paul Raskin ¤ 23 December 2011
Contribution to the Peoples Summit for Social and Environmental Justice in defense of the commons (Rio+20) Rio de Janeiro, June 15-23, 2012 The seriousness of the current environmental crisis is an expression of a deeper-reaching crisis, a crisis of civilization afflicting modern capitalism, characterized by the predominance of the unregulated market, financial speculation, frenzied consumerism, the constant quest for growth, economic injustice and widespread poverty. The current and (...) read more

Governance of Peace, Security, and Conflict Resolution

Choosing between Two Evils or Rethinking Armed Interventionism
¤ Germà Pelayo ¤ 11 July 2011
Are the NATO bombings in Libya justified? This intervention, meant to help rebel troops advance and to neutralize Gaddafi and allegedly seeking to minimize civilian deaths, is producing the very opposite of the hoped-for effect by prolonging the war indefinitely. Once again, society is forced to make an unhappy choice between two evils: all-too-real national dictatorships, and Atlanticist interventionism (as well as possible future interventionism from other powers). When will we finally (...) read more

Environmental Governance and Managing the Earth

The Challenge of Environmental Governance
¤ Germà Pelayo ¤ 3 December 2009
The United Nations Climate Summit (Copenhagen, December 7-18, 2009) is our last chance to obtain an indispensable agreement to renew and deepen the Kyoto Protocol, which runs to 2012 and has turned out to be insufficient to deal with the disastrous evolution of climate change, with environmental deterioration now worse, in some cases, than the most ominous forecasts. In the lead-up the summit, the heads of the main industrial powers, including for the first time China, have entered into a (...) read more

Environmental Governance and Managing the Earth
¤ Germà Pelayo ¤ 24 September 2008
This file contains a series of discussions and proposals formulated in recent years around the environmental dimension of world governance. They have been categorized according to the following themes: reconstruction of the environmental balance; energy management, mineral and ocean resources; farming, food security, and sovereignty; sustainable development; and the relationship between humankind and the biosphere. The crisis brought about by the accelerated pace and the probable (...) read more

Political and Institutional Governance

Political and Institutional Governance
¤ Germà Pelayo ¤ 24 September 2008
This file contains a series of discussions and proposals formulated in recent years around the political and institutional dimension of global governance. They have been categorized according to four themes: the architecture of global governance; new roles of the state and territorial scales; reappropiation by citizens of politics; and legal principles for a new global governance. Globalization, in these first years of the twenty-first century, is an irreversible fact, consolidated in all (...) read more

For this author, you will find on this Web site 7 article(s) in English, 12 article(s) in Spanish, 6 article(s) in French, 2 article(s) in chinese.


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