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The Political Life of Prediction
Jenny Andersson and Egle Rindzeviciute
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ANDERSSON, Jenny and RINDZEVICIUTE, Egle. "The political life of prediction. The future as a space of scientific world governance in the Cold War". Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, 04/2012.

Abstract: This working paper explores the role of the future as a space of scientific exchange and dialogue in the Cold War period. We argue that in East and West the governance of the future were understood as both intellectual and technical problem that, importantly, challenged existing notions of the nature of liberal democratic and communist political regimes. Casting the future as a governable sphere led to the development of new forms of scientific governance which sought explicitly to depoliticize the future and turn it into a new transnational domain of technocratic politics. The paper focuses on the parallels and exchanges among American and Soviet futurologists. East-West collaboration was essential to the invention of the future as a governable technoscientific space, situated beyond political dispute. 

The Cahiers européens de Sciences Po are available on line on the website of the Center for European Studies at Sciences Po: http://www.cee.sciences-po.fr/fr/publications/les-cahiers-europeens/2012.html

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Seminar 14th January 2013 - Mary Poovey

A Modern Way of Knowing: The Turn to the Future in Economics
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Monday 14th January 2013 - 12:30-14:30

A Modern Way of Knowing: The Turn to the Future in Economics

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Sciences Po - Room Jean Monnet - 56, rue Jacob

Registration: pauline.prat@sciences-po.org

 

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2013: upcoming seminars
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Tuesday 12th February 2013 - 14:30-17:30

Nuclear Futures

With:

  • Soraya Boudia (Université Paris Est Marne-la-Vallée)

  • Gabrielle Hecht (University of Michigan)

  • Luis Aparicio (ANDRA) wwill launch the discussion

    Location: room Jean Monnet - 56, rue Jacob - 75006 Paris

 

Monday 18th March 2013 - 12:30-14:30

The Emergence of 'Relevant Knowledge' in Environmental Predictions and Global Change

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Location: room "Salle du Conseil" - 13, rue de l'Université - 75007 Paris

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New publication

The Power of Systems
How Policy Sciences Opened Up the Cold War World
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Rindzeviciute, Egle. 2016. The Power of Systems: How Policy Sciences Opened Up the Cold War World. Cornell University Press.

http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/?GCOI=80140100343480

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New publication

Futures of Mankind: the emergence of the global future
in : VAN MUNSTER Rens and SYLVEST Casper (Eds.), The Politics of Globality Since
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ANDERSSON Jenny and DUHAUTOIS Sibylle (2016), "Futures of Mankind: the emergence of the global future". In: VAN MUNSTER Rens and SYLVEST Casper (Eds.), The Politics of Globality Since 1945: Assembling the Planet, London & New York: Routledge.

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