I am drawing from integral views of politics in both the USA and the UK: from the work of Steve McIntosh and his book Developmental Politics and my own book The Britain Potential. I’m also drawing on my collaborative work with Tom Meek, the former CEO of a new political party in the UK, explicitly formed to create a new politics. My book opened the door to that collaboration. Tom has left the world of political parties and together we are shifting our work to establish integral foundations for a new politics in a country like the UK. The presentation and our interactions during these 90 minutes are designed to help inform that work. IEC participants are being invited to shape a new kind of politics. The presentation we have constructed should, if you are not in the UK or USA, help trigger new insights and realisations about where you are. Here are two questions which this session is working on:
1. As integral practitioners in liberal democracies our numbers are small as yet. Democracies work on majorities, so how can there currently be an integral route to a politics of peace? Rather than wait, what kind of route can we take now? What seems to be the best start point and where do we go from there?
2. From an integral perspective, what is a politics of peace? What does it look like?
During the session we’d like to break into groups twice to consider these 2 questions in detail.