WSF: ethics and pedagogy

Andreotti, Vanessa and Dowling, Emma (2004) WSF: ethics and pedagogy. International Social Science Journal (ISSJ), 56 (182) . pp. 605-624. ISSN 0020-8701 [Article] (doi:10.1111/j.0020-8701.2004.00520.x)


In this paper we intend to explore the potential of the WSF as a space to promote the emergence of a new culture of politics – as a new way of making meaning about the world, of “thinking beyond modernity” and “imagining otherwise”. We start with an analysis of the ethics of the Forum and what we see as limitations for creating the conditions of nurturing such a way of thinking politics. We then examine the types of ethics, vision of the other world (utopia) and pedagogical strategies that could promote a more open and inclusive culture in order to bring in new actors into the space, to inspire other initiatives and to create new kinds of agency and relationships within the participants of the Forum. We argue that an emphasis on the promotion of the Forum as a pedagogical space can expand and increase its impact as a catalyst for change in society.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Criminology and Sociology
Item ID: 11750
Depositing User: Emma Dowling
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2013 08:22
Last Modified: 09 May 2017 13:23

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