The Concept of Shared Societies | July 2021 with Next Generation Shared Societies

DME for Peace

Created 07/19/2021

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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.

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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?

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M&E Thursday Talk

Shared Societies

On July 29th, Dr. Clem McCartneyMelanie 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

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