Identifying challenger discourses & networks

Identifying challenger discourses & networks

Identifying challenger discourses & networks

Economic growth is the dominant idea of our age. While the concept of ‘sustainable development’ promised economic growth and environmental preservation, ‘sustainable’ became an afterthought to ‘growth’. And sustainability talk in the media is mostly about the environment and little about economics. But trying to communicate about environmental sustainability without addressing the economy is a losing strategy. Thus, we are seeking to understand who is talking about new economic ideas that are in tune with the environment as well as broader human values and to find out where thought leaders and organizations are forming effective idea networks at the local, national, and global level. To conduct this research, we rely upon a number of tools, such as Crimson Hexagon, Silo-Breaker, Issue-Crawler, and Google Ngram.