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Politicization of Sociotechnical Futures. Prerequisites and limits

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The politicization of futures can have diverse effects. Futures can serve as contributions to problem solving, and at the same time they can generate numerous political, economic, and social problems as they are used, for example, to promote political agendas. The goal of this topical collection published in European Journal of Futures Research is to make significant progress in addressing the politicization of sociotechnical futures as well as to collect and bring together the diversity of existing research on the politicization of the future.

Guest editors: 

Paulina Dobroć, Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany

Andreas Lösch, Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany

Maximilian Roßmann, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands


 

  1. Climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies are gaining visibility and support. Decision-makers are defending the extension of large infrastructures that are low greenhouse gas (GHG) emitters, as a way...

    Authors: Rémy Petitimbert, Gabrielle Bouleau and Clémence Guimont
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2022 10:7
  2. Negative emissions techniques (NETs) promise to capture greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and sequester them. Since decarbonisation efforts have been slow, and the climate crisis is intensifying, it is incr...

    Authors: Nils Markusson, Duncan McLaren, Bronislaw Szerszynski, David Tyfield and Rebecca Willis
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2022 10:2