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The myth of preparedness

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

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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.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2010 Radical Philosophy Ltd
ISSN: 0300-211X
Keywords: preparedness; catastrophe; myth; Adorno
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Politics and International Studies
Social Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 21482
Depositing User: Claudia Aradau
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2010 12:11
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2016 03:47
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