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Un/Certain Futures

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Book Series: Design ISBN: 9783839443323 9783837643329 Year: Pages: 272 DOI: 10.14361/9783839443323 Language: German
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Subject: Arts in general
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A multi-Disciplinary View at Contingent Futures – Beyond the Placative Dualism of Design versus Disaster.

Die Gesellschaft der Nachhaltigkeit -- Umrisse eines Forschungsprogramms

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ISBN: 9783839441947 9783837641943 9783732841943 Year: Pages: 150 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Subject: Sociology
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Sustainability has become a leading principle of social change that combines different objectives – be it green capitalism based on ecological modernization or a socio-ecological transformation that could ring in a post-capitalist era. The social dimensions of sustainability as well as the paradoxes relating to a sustainable development in global capitalism are examined in this programmatic text by Sighard Neckel and his research team in Hamburg. Basic sociological perspectives of sustainability are the subject, as are prospects of concrete fields of a critical-reflexive social research on the social conflicts centering around sustainability.

Utopie und Politik

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Book Series: Edition Politik ISBN: 9783837648423 9783839448427 Year: DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14361/9783839448427 Language: German
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Subject: Political Science
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Das aktuelle realpolitische Agieren ist durch Alternativlosigkeit und eine beständige Fortsetzung des Status quo geprägt. Während sich die Gesellschaft technologisch und ökonomisch immer schneller entwickelt, fehlt es an Innovationen im politischen Bereich. Gleichzeitig finden politische Utopien als Medien von Zeitkritik und alternativen Lösungsvorschlägen für gesellschaftliche Missstände in der politischen wie politikwissenschaftlichen Debatte wenig Beachtung. Ina-Maria Maahs zeigt jedoch: Utopisches Denken als Denken in Möglichkeiten existiert auch heute und offeriert bislang ungenutztes Potenzial für eine kreative Politikgestaltung, die innovativ, nachhaltig und gemeinwohlorientiert ist.

Commons

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Book Series: Sozialtheorie ISBN: 9783839428351 9783837628357 Year: Pages: 528 DOI: 10.14361/9783839428351 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Subject: Economics
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Commons - the world belongs to us all! The never-ending global financial crisis shows: Market and state have failed. It is therefore not surprising that Commons, the idea of communal organization and use of common goods and resources, find strong support - not only since the Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded to Elinor Ostrom. Commons are more important than ever. They are not based on the idea of scarcity, but draw from abundance. This volume with contributions by 90 international authors from science, politics, and society introduces a modern concept of Commons that radically questions classic assumptions in theories of economy and property, and outlines a different culture of coexistence.

Reflexive Responsibilisierung

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Book Series: Sozialtheorie ISBN: 9783839440667 9783839440667 9783837640663 Year: Pages: 460 DOI: 10.14361/9783839440667 Language: German
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Subject: Environmental Sciences
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By using the term of responsibilization, this book poses the question about the attribution of responsibility and discusses the options and limitations of individual and collective responsibility for sustainable development.

Kulturen des Reparierens

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Book Series: Edition Kulturwissenschaft ISBN: 9783839438602 9783839438602 9783837638608 Year: Pages: 410 DOI: 10.14361/9783839438602 Language: German
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Subject: Social Sciences
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In the 'life' of technical objects and infrastructures repair and maintenance are central practices, both economically and culturally. This book foregrounds these activities, rarely examined until now, and looks into the forms of knowledge of different cultures of repair. In the process, the expertise and political ambitions of human actors receive as much consideration as the internal dynamics of the objects themselves. The articles focus on practices such as watch or computer repair, as well as on spaces such as the home, the hospital, the Repair Cafe, and the city of the 'Global South'. In addition, the book also investigates the extent to which repair and repair-friendly design can contribute to more sustainability.

Die Welt der Commons

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Book Series: Sozialtheorie ISBN: 9783839432457 9783837632453 9783732832453 Year: Pages: 384 DOI: 10.14361/9783839432457 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Subject: Economics
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The logic of capitalism is that of dividing and sharing. Only that in capitalism, people do not share, but rather, they themselves are divided up. For this reason, the British historian E.P. Thompson claims that »it was always a problem to explain the commons with capitalist categories«. Whoever enters into the world of the commons encounters another logic, another language and other categories. In this volume, authors from all continents investigate the anthropological foundations of the commons, and propose them at the same time as concrete utopias (E. Bloch). They make it possible to understand that everything is, or can become, commons: through processes of shared responsibility, in laboratories for self-organization and through freedom in solidarity. Commoners realize that which is already possible today, and will become obvious tomorrow. This is shown by over 40 examples from across the world. This book expands our notions of the possible when it comes to the organization of economics and society. With contributions by Nigel Gibson, Marianne Gronemeyer, Helmut Leitner, Etienne Le Roy, Andreas Weber, Rosa Luxemburg, Anne Salmond, David Sloan Wilson and more.

Frei, fair und lebendig

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Book Series: Sozialtheorie ISBN: 9783839445303 9783837645309 Year: Pages: 400 DOI: 10.14361/9783839445303 Language: German
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Subject: Economics
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This book should give you courage. It unites meaningful thinking with a new way of acting. The goal: a free, fair and lively society. But the familiar has become deeply engraved in our minds, in our everyday lives, in the market and the state. Silke Helfrich and David Bollier reveal traditional ways of thinking and design a program for successful coexistence, a different understanding of politics and caring business. The focus is on commons practices. They show how we pursue common goals in diversity. Practically, houses and vehicles can be created in a similar way to Wikipedia. The book also suggests how to think like a "commoner". It offers a language for the world of tomorrow. It's not just changing the economy and politics - it's changing us.

Geplante Obsoleszenz

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Book Series: Forschung aus der Hans-Böckler-Stiftung ISBN: 9783839450048 9783837650044 Year: Pages: 194 DOI: 10.14361/9783839450048 Language: German
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Subject: Sociology
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Time and again one reads that manufacturers deliberately design their products in such a way that they break prematurely. The victims: the customers. Many manufacturers, however, want to delay the wear. How do you go about planning for obsolescence? The book presents for the first time the view and experiences of those who develop, design and manufacture products. The contributions deal with reparability as a business model, product lifecycle management, obsolescence as a management topic, the role of state influence and the social drivers of the short-lived consumer goods.

Auf dem Weg zu einer Green Economy

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Book Series: Neue Ökologie ISBN: 9783839444931 9783837644937 Year: Pages: 302 DOI: 10.14361/9783839444931 Language: German
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Subject: Environmental Sciences
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Green economy is the future – this volume illuminates options, challenges and factors of success, providing perspectives for politics and the economy.

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