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Time to change? Technologies of futuring and transformative change in Nepal’s climate change policy

Forsyth, Tim ORCID: 0000-0001-7227-9475 (2021) Time to change? Technologies of futuring and transformative change in Nepal’s climate change policy. Globalizations, 18 (6). 966 - 980. ISSN 1474-7731

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Identification Number: 10.1080/14747731.2020.1859766

Abstract

This paper calls for a more critical analysis of implicit social values in time-based projections of transformative change in climate change policy in developing countries. The paper argues that transformative change is a form of socio-technical imaginary, in which contemporary visions of social order influence supposedly technical, and apolitical policies and timelines. To analyse these imaginaries, the paper applies the framework of ‘technologies of futuring’, or the processes in which projections about the future are imbued with implicit values, to different theories of change used to propose responses to climate change in Nepal. The paper shows that projections of future change are linked to assumptions about physical risks and social agency that reflect different, and contestable, worldviews. This chapter concludes that discussions about transformative change need to make assumptions about risk and society more transparent when proposing urgent deadlines based on assumptions about the future.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rglo20/current
Additional Information: © 2021 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
Divisions: International Development
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2020 12:36
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 01:05
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/107544

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