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 contribution||The Politics of Hope|
|Publication status||Published - 14 Nov 2008|