353.3 Politics, time and democracy

Thursday, August 2, 2012: 2:54 PM
Faculty of Economics, TBA
Oral Presentation
Emilia ARAUJO , Sociology, U Minho, Braga, Portugal
This presentation seeks to debate the relationship between democracy and time. Starting from the problematization of politics in a context full of sucessive sociopolitical ruptures, this communication advances some important lines of thougth about the ways democracies can improve the ways they deal with time towards the construction of a specific time ecology which can propiciate a better future sustainability. Following this line of argumentation, the presentation shows the main features of present day politics and the way it deals with the finitude of natural (an material) world even if playing as if time was infinite, that is relating to time as as it it was only a resource that can be managed, stored and mostly, rationalized according to capitalist interests.