The current mode of governance and development where national economies compete through building stronger innovation systems while the major economic players operate at the global level is unsustainable. Equally unsustainable is to put innovation policies exclusively at the service of economic growth and competitiveness, ignoring broader societal and environmental concerns.
Innovation policy needs to become transformative, transnational, and decentralized. The more decentralized a system is, the more it relies on lateral relationships, and the less it can rely on command or force.
The movements are a key actor both in the functioning and in the socio-political transformations of contemporary democracies toward collective yet decentralized societies. They themselves are undergoing profound changes as a result of the proliferation of practices associated with technology and power. As a result, new forms of construction, consensus, and collective intelligence emerge.