Political "Wiktionary" Seeks Contributors
The world is entering a new epoch, one in which social justice, ecological balance, sustainable economic systems, and spiritual evolution will be inextricably woven into our political systems.
In order to help define this new era, and offer a resource to all those concerned about ethical governance--activists, politicians, policy makers, students, and writers--we introduce the Dictionary of Ethical Politics, a "wiktionary" lexicon of new political thought centered on the relationship between ethics and politics. It is written by authors, activists, and anyone working in related fields, maybe even you. The dictionary examines the basic concepts of our political life: freedom, equality, sovereignty, justice, sustainability, sympathy, love...and how all can exist in an interconnected balance. It is meant as a popular but serious examination of central political concepts in the light of ecology, spirituality, and radicalism.
The Dictionary of Ethical Politics is a brought to you through the partnership of Resurgence and openDemocracy with financial support from the Tedworth Trust. openDemocracy and Tedworth are also the funders of Exile Nation and the forthcoming "Unheard Voices" documentary project. The first phase of the project (Septemper 2008 - December 2009) included contributions from such notable authors as Andrew Harvey, Hazel Henderson, Van Jones, David Korten, Frances Moore-Lappe, Caroline Lucas, John Perkins, Simran Sethi, and Charles Shaw.
The Dictionary of Ethical Politics works on a modified wiki principle. You are welcome to register and join the prestigious list of authors and thinkers in crafting your own entries. These will be edited and moderated. Registered users can claim open terms and author a definition, comment on existing entries, or propose alternative definitions. You can also launch into a discussion on the discussion pages. A book version of the dictionary will be produced during 2010.
If you would like to learn more about the project or are interested in contributing, please visit the wiktionary and take a moment to read "Does Environmentalism Destroy the World - openDemocracy and Resurgence launch the Dictionary of Ethical Politics to explore how our political concepts can cope with the end of the limitless" by Tony Curzon-Price.
For any information or guidance, please contact the dictionary's editor, Charles Shaw (me).