The Struggle for the Long-Term in Transnational Science and Politics: Forging the Future

Author:   Jenny Andersson ,  Egle Rindzeviciute (Kingston University, UK)
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
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9780367263829


Pages:   256
Publication Date:   22 March 2019
Format:   Paperback
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This book reconsiders the power of the idea of the future. Bringing together perspectives from cultural history, environmental history, political history and the history of science, it investigates how the future became a specific field of action in liberal democratic, state socialist and post-colonial regimes after the Second World War. It highlights the emergence of new forms of predictive scientific expertise in this period, and shows how such forms of expertise interacted with political systems of the Cold War world order, as the future became the prism for dealing with post-industrialisation, technoscientific progress, changing social values, Cold War tensions and an emerging Third World. A forgotten problem of cultural history, the future re-emerges in this volume as a fundamentally contested field in which forms of control and central forms of resistance met, as different actors set out to colonise and control and others to liberate. The individual studies of this book show how the West European, African, Romanian and Czechoslovak long term was constructed through forms of expertise, computer simulations and models, and they reveal how such constructions both opened up new realities but also imposed limits on possible futures.

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Author:   Jenny Andersson ,  Egle Rindzeviciute (Kingston University, UK)
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint:   Routledge
Weight:   0.500kg
ISBN:  

9780367263829


ISBN 10:   0367263823
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   22 March 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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Jenny Andersson is CNRS research professor at the Center for European Studies of Sciences po, Paris. Egle Rindzeviciute is a researcher at the Center for European Studies of Sciences po, Paris, and Associate Professor in Culture Studies at Linkoeping University, Sweden.

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