A Tale of Two Forums in Worlds Apart
Hilmi Toros* Jan 28, 2005 | IPS/TerraViva TF! Editorial Comment: Since the creation of the World Social Forum as the alternative venue to discuss solutions to the worlds myriad problems, government, business and civil society on both sides have engaged in a battle of ideas, visions and proposals. The dimensions of this struggle of our times are symptomatic of global civil society's emergence as a third global force alongside governments and business. The following article draws this distinction between Porto Alegre and Davos but also points out the ever greater need to build partnerships among business, government and civil society.