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.
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Monday 14th January 2013 - 12:30-14:30
A Modern Way of Knowing: The Turn to the Future in Economics
- Mary Poovey (New York University)
- Martin Giraudeau (London School of Economics) will launch the discussion
Sciences Po - Room Jean Monnet - 56, rue Jacob
Tuesday 12th February 2013 - 14:30-17:30
Soraya Boudia (Université Paris Est Marne-la-Vallée)
Gabrielle Hecht (University of Michigan)
Luis Aparicio (ANDRA) wwill launch the discussion
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Monday 18th March 2013 - 12:30-14:30
The Emergence of 'Relevant Knowledge' in Environmental Predictions and Global Change
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- Actualité Sciences Po
Rindzeviciute, Egle. 2016. The Power of Systems: How Policy Sciences Opened Up the Cold War World. Cornell University Press.
- Assembling the planet
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.