The very character of world order, which served elites very well during the modernizing and colonizing project initially in Europe, is now dysfunctional so far as serving fundamental human needs is concerned.
Richard Faulk (2010)
“Climate Change and the Threat of Nuclear Weapons”
The failure of the previous set of ideas, institutions, and forms provokes the need for new thought and new solutions, i.e. provokes a historical opening in which radically new ideas may emerge and take root in new social relations.
Barry K. Gills (2010)
“Globalization, Crisis and Transformation”