The myth of preparedness

Aradau, Claudia (2010). The myth of preparedness. Radical Philosophy, 161, pp. 2–7.



As potential disasters appear now as indeterminate, unpredictable and unexpected, preparedness exercises are placed at the heart of a new ratio which challenges or replaces statistical calculability. In this sense, the future of unexpected events cannot be known or predicted; it can only be enacted.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 21482
  • Item Type
  • Journal Item
  • ISSN
  • 0300-211X
  • Keywords
  • preparedness; catastrophe; myth; Adorno
  • Academic Unit or School
  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
  • Copyright Holders
  • © 2010 Radical Philosophy Ltd
  • Depositing User
  • Claudia Aradau