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  Thinking about future/democracy. Towards a political theory of futurity

Kelz, R. (2019 online): Thinking about future/democracy. Towards a political theory of futurity. - Sustainability science.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11625-019-00697-6

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Kelz, Rosine1, Author              
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Free keywords: Contingency; history; futurity; “Democracy to Come”; Derrida; Cavell
 Abstract: Today, representative politics are often perceived as being primarily concerned with short-term goals. Moreover, the future appears to be pre-determined by economic or technological necessities. This ‘closing’ of the future, however, becomes increasingly problematic in the face of global existential crises, such as environmental depletion and climate change. These catastrophic developments could only be mitigated by immediate, decisive political interventions, which would amount to systemic changes that redirect technological research and economic activities. This article seeks to outline how political theory and philosophy can contribute to “(re-)Politicizing the Future”. I argue that political thought should take temporality, and in particular futurity, as a central conceptual and methodological concern. Drawing on the works of prominent twentieth century thinkers such as Hannah Arendt, Stanley Cavell, and Jacques Derrida, I want to develop a deepened analytical understanding of the possibility for a ‘future directed’ political thought which highlights intrinsic connections between sustainability and democracy.

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Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2019-052019-05
 Publication Status: Published online
 Pages: 9
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 Identifiers: DOI: 10.1007/s11625-019-00697-6
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Title: Sustainability science
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Publ. Info: Tokio : Springer Japan
Pages: - Volume / Issue: - Sequence Number: - Start / End Page: - Identifier: ISSN: 1862-4065
ISSN: 1862-4057
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