We are currently witnessing growing social tensions and inequality, and it seems clear that we need a new kind of leadership. We need leaders who are able to strike the right balance between creating societal support and taking initiative, between listening to citizens and turning their stories into the right kinds of action. Action that contributes to the resilience and responsiveness of people and organizations.
And of course, this is true not only of the political sphere but also in other areas of society where participation, responsibility, tolerance and leadership are democratically organized.
Governance for Society relates to organizational structures. It includes governments, businesses, international organizations and others. At VU Amsterdam, organizational scientists, philosophers, sociologists, economists, legal scholars, theologians and psychologists are all looking at the question of how we can help to build a better society by changing the ways in which we organize our society.