The Politics of Hope

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There has been much take of the 'audacity of hope' in recent times, following a long period in which utopian dreams seemed to have turned to apathy, nightmares or disaffection in the twenty-first century. Is hope now revived because it is necessary to any form of progressive or creative politics? And if so, is hope necessarily future-oriented - and must it therefore be endlessly deferred? Or is there hope that can be experienced here and now if only we pay proper attention, and if so, can it re-vitalise and re-energise political aims and values?
Translated title of the contributionThe Politics of Hope
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2008


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