The Concept of Shared Societies | July 2021 with Next Generation Shared Societies
DME for Peace
ADVANCED, BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE
During the month of July 2021, DME for Peace partnered with Next Generation Shared Societies Theory and Practice to highlight their ongoing work and explore how this concept can be used as a framework for project planning and monitoring.
The Concept of Shared Societies was articulated 15 years ago as a vision, goal, and template for an inclusive, resilient, and sustainable society. The concept is flexible and non-prescriptive, but the development of a detailed and comprehensive compilation of the characteristics of a Shared Society, and the requirements to achieve it, has created an analytical tool which is valuable in many different contexts: critical social analysis; designing peace agreements; peacebuilding programs; and general project development, implementation, and monitoring.
For more on this topic…
Featured Blog Post
Describing the Indescribable by Dr. Clem McCartney; It is inappropriate to think that a standard step-by-step methodology can overcome conflict or build a shared society. How therefore does one communicate its essence?
- Analysis/Summary – Key Elements of the Shared Societies Concept: Includes a definition, key principles, 10 Commitments/ requirements for a truly Shared Society, and more…
- Digital Book – “Partnership between Arab and Jewish Communities for the Construction of Shared Society: Givat Haviva Model”: Describes the Givat Haviva working model for partnership facilitation with its accumulated challenges, successes, experiences, and insights
- Podcast –“Shared Societies – Together for New Togetherness” (Gemeinsam für ein neues Miteinander): **Short intro in German, discussion in English** This episode provides background on the Shared Societies concept and covers topics that is discussed further in our Thursday Talk webinar. (Below)
M&E Thursday Talk
On July 29th, Dr. Clem McCartney, Melanie Hussak, and Dr. Ran Kuttner, members of the Next Generation Shared Societies Theory & Practice network, led our discussion on “Shared Societies as a Framework for Project Planning and Monitoring”.
Meet our Thursday Talk hosts:
- Dr. Clem McCartney: Independent Consultant and Policy & Content Co-ordinator of the Shared Societies Project of the Club de Madrid (2007-2019)
- Melanie Hussak: Research Fellow, Friedensakademie, Rheinland-Pfalz, Universität Koblenz-Landau
- Dr. Ran Kuttner: Program for Peace & Conflict Management, University of Haifa