Articles, interviews, and speeches about partnership and how it works in our world. Listed by topic, most recent first

  • Economics, Business, & Organizational Development
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Evolution and Cultural Transformation
  • Family
  • Partnership Culture
  • Peace, Human Rights, Violence & Terrorism
  • Spirituality & Sexuality


Building a Caring Democracy
by Riane Eisler, International Journal of Partnership Studies, Volume 4, Issue 1, Winter 2017.
Riane Eisler is the Guest Editor for this issue. Eisler discusses the Four Cornerstones of building a caring democracy and the need for an integrated progressive agenda.

Toward an Integrated Progressive Agenda
by Riane Eisler, published by the Next System Project
March 15, 2017. This comprehensive article discusses the roots of domination and provides an overview of new thinking, categories, and agendas called for to support our orientation towards a partnership system.

Feminism, Fear, and the Strongman: Women and the New Progressive Agenda
by Riane Eisler and Valerie Young
March 16, 2017. Article in the Huffington Post. Focus on understanding of how and why the struggle over gender norms is a major factor behind the current US political and cultural regression.


Economics, Business, & Organizational Development

Partnerism: Post-Capitalist/Post-Socialist Economics
by Riane Eisler, Tikkun, July 2018.
In this article Dr. Riane Eisler outlines a new post-capitalist and post-socialist economic system. It describes building blocks for a new economics of partnerism that recognizes that our real wealth consists of the contributions of people and nature.

Roadmap to a Caring Economics: Beyond Capitalism and Socialism
by Riane Eisler, International Journal of Partnership Studies, Vol. 4 Issue 1, Winter 2017.

Economics as if Caring Matters
by Riane Eisler, Challenge, March-April 2012.
In this acclaimed article, Eisler calls for a different model of sustainable growth and development.

Unpaid and Undervalued Care Work Keeps Women on the Brink
by Riane Eisler and Kimberly Otis in the 2014
Shriver Report, A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink. The authors show that the disproportionate poverty of women is largely due to the devaluation of the “women’s work” of caring for people, starting in childhood.

Leading Towards Change of Ethics and Caring: Resisting Temptation and Reaping the Benefits
by Riane Eisler, Simon L. Dolan & Mario Raich.
In The European Business Review November - December 2013

Taking the "Un" Out of Unemployment is an article by Professor Nancy Folbre that explores and critiques how unemployment is measured and what the data means. New York Times article posted on September 6, 2011.

UN Talk: Rethinking Economics with Riane Eisler
Global Envision interview of Riane Eisler, highlighting her work and development of statistical support for caring economics on August 4, 2011.

UN Talk:The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating an Economics of Partnership
Speech by Riane Eisler on “Ways to Promote a Holistic Approach to Sustainable Development in Harmony with Nature” at U.N. General Assembly on April 20, 2011

A Full-Spectrum Job Creation Proposal: The Roadmap to a New Caring Economy
by Riane Eisler, Maia Zohara, and Irene Tsouprake, January 12, 2009

The Feminine Face of Poverty
by Riane Eisler for AlterNet, April 19, 2007

The New Economic Visionaries
Interview of Riane Eisler by Joel Ketchlove: The Caring Economy. Reprinted from World Pulse Magazine November 2009

Women, Men and Management: Redesigning Our Future
by Riane Eisler from an an article in Futures, January/February 1991


Nurturing Children's Humanity: Partnership Education
by Riane Eisler in Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies Vol 2.2, December 2015

Transforming Society: A Partnership Education Agenda
by Riane Eisler in Turning Points: 27 Visionaries in Education Tell Their Stories (2009), edited by Jerry Mintz and Carlo Ricci.

Partnership Education in the 21st Century by Riane Eisler in Encounter: Education for Meaning and Social Justice, Vol 15.3, Autumn 2002

Reclaiming Our Humanity: Partnership Education
by Riane Eisler, adapted from Tomorrow's Children: A Blueprint for Partnership Education in the 21st Century (Westview Press, 2000)

An Overview of Riane Eislers Tomorrow's Children
by Ron Miller, founder of Foundation for Educational Renewal, As its subtitle indicates, in Tomorrow's Children Riane Eisler proposes a new blueprint for education in the 21st century (2002).


A Gender Equal Partnership for Planetary Stewardship
Interview with Geoffrey Holland of the Millennium Alliance for Humanity and Biosphere (MAHB)

Social Wealth Economic Indicators: A New System for Evaluating Economic Prosperity
by Indradeep Ghosh and Riane Eisler: Executive Summary Report from the Center for Partnership Studies November 2014

A Hidden Truth About Climate Change
by Riane Eisler for The American Forum, December 2009

Global Footprint Network Resources
This organization provides timely information comparing the natural resources use, carbon emissions, etc. of nations around the globe.

The World Future Council
This European-based international organization pursues the implementation of long-term policies that promote sustainable living in order to secure the rights of future generations to inhabit a healthy and intact world.

Evolution and Cultural Transformation

Contracting or Expanding Consciousness: Foundations for Partnership and Peace
by Riane Eisler, in Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies, (2018), Vol. 5 No. 3.

A Gender Equal Partnership for Planetary Stewardship
Article by Riane Eisler, for the Millennium Alliance for Humanity and Biosphere. October, 2018.

Youth Protests Symptom of Domination Social Systems
Brie Mathers interviews Riane Eisler, April 3, 2018

Societal Contexts for Family Relations: Development, Violence and Stress
by Riane Eisler, in Contexts for Young Child Flourishing: Evolution, Family and Society. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2016.

Human Possibilities: The Interaction of Biology and Culture
by Riane Eisler, in Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies Fall 2014

Our Great Creative Challenge: Rethinking Human Nature— and Recreating Society
By Riane Eisler, in Everyday Creativity and New Views of Human Nature. Ruth Richards, editor. Washington D.C.: APA Books, 2007.

Nurture, Nature, and Caring: We Are Not Prisoners of Our Genes
By Riane Eisler, CPS and Daniel S. Levine, Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Arlington, Brain and Mind, April 2002.


Transforming Masculinity, Femininity, Spirituality, and Society: From Domination to Partnership
Keynote speech by Riane Eisler for the The Battering Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan Conference: Religion, Faith, Spirituality, Science & Research: Engaging for Safety and Accountability, November 2018.

The Caring Family Policy Agenda

Excerpts from Family Structure and Family Violence
by Laura Ann McClosky and Riane Eisler for Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict (2008)

The Ignored Issue That Can Get Progressives Elected
by Riane Eisler for AlterNet, September 13, 2007

Valuing Fathers and Families
by Riane Eisler, June 17, 2007

Whats a Mother's Worth
by Riane Eisler for AlterNet, May 11, 2007

Spare the Rod: Challenging Traditions of Violence by Riane Eisler in Yes Magazine, Winter 2005

The American Family: Building a Foundation for Real Democracy and Freedom
by Riane Eisler, Frances Kissling, Center for American Progress, July 1, 2005

Partnership Culture

Cultural Transformation: Building a Partnership World By Riane Eisler. Kosmos Journal, Spring 2014.

From the Blade to the Chalice
by Riane Eisler, excerpted and adapted from The Chalice and The Blade: Our History, Our Future (2005)

Pragmatopia: Revisioning Human Possibilities
by Riane Eisler, TIKKUN, 19.6, Nov/Dec 2004

Creating Partnership Futures: My Life, Work, and Vision of the Future
by Riane Eisler in Futures Studies: Methods, Emerging Issues and Civilizational Visions: A Multimedia Reader, edited by Sohail Inayatullah and Paul Wildman (1998)

A Time For Partnership
by Riane Eisler. Lead article for issue on UN Women’s Conference in Beijing, in UNESCO Courier, September 1995

Peace, Human Rights, Violence, & Terrorism

Protecting the Majority of Humanity: Toward an Integrated Approach to Crimes against Present and Future Generations
by Riane Eisler in Sustainable Development, International Criminal Justice, and Treaty Implementation, edited by Sebastien Jodoin and Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger, Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Dark Underbelly of the World's Most 'Peaceful' Countries
by Riane Eisler in The Christian Science Monitor, July 26, 2007

Breaking the Devastating link between international terrorism and intimate violence
by Riane Eisler in World Pulse Magazine, 2004

Women's Issues Key to Peace
by Riane Eisler, 2009

The School for Violence: A conversation with Riane Eisler
Interview with Riane Eisler by Helen Knode in LA Weekly, 23.45, September 28-October 4, 2001

Human Rights: Toward an Integrated Theory for Action
by Riane Eisler in Human Rights Quarterly 9.3 (1987), pp. 287-308. This was the first article published in the Human Rights Quarterly on women’s rights as human rights.