The myth of preparedness

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

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Abstract

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

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