Spring 2012 - Zeitgeist

Climate governance experiments

Bixi bikes
by Matthew Hoffmann

The dust has settled on the latest round of global climate negotiations, with glimmers of hope that an international treaty to combat this most serious of problems could be in the offing in the near future.

Building community through experience

Storefront
by Susannah Bunce

Where is the best place to learn and discuss ideas about a common, beneficial development? At heart, this is an issue of scale; such discussions should be occurring at every level of interaction, from global to local.

The European Dis-Union

EU sign
by Iris Au

The sovereign debt crisis in the European Union raises a fundamental question, one that Europe and the rest of the world will be debating for months and possibly years to come: What would the cost of a dissolution of Europe be for the continent and the world?