The ‘futurity paradox’ and the future-oriented nature of sustainability-related action

Recently scholars of political economy and in economic sociology have paid renewed attention to the question of how economic actors cope with the problem of a fundamentally uncertain future. There have been increasing calls to put – as stated by Braun (2015) – “the future-oriented nature of economic discourses and practices at the centre of …

Read More

The politics of ‘green transformations’ and efforts to realise them

The politics of green transformations is increasingly a key theme in sustainability-related research and books. Recently published examples include The Politics of Green Transformation (edited by Scoones et al., 2015), The Politics of Sustainability: Philosophical Perspectives (edited by Birnbacher & Thorseth, 2015), The Politics of “Big Brand Sustainability” (Dauvergne & Lister, 2014), Frank Geels’ recent …

Read More