Journal article

Governance, acceleration and time - emerging issues for governance theory and practice

Paul Fawcett

CRITICAL POLICY STUDIES | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

Time and acceleration have remained at the periphery of debates about the theory and practice of governance, yet they add an important contextual dimension to Sørensen and Torfing’s contribution and discussion about ‘emerging agendas and future paths’. This short intervention illustrates this point by drawing on contemporary debates that have taken contrary positions on what would represent an appropriate response to the ‘accelerated polity’. Whilst some have argued that slower temporal horizons should be promoted over faster ones (acceleration-as-evil), others have argued that we should embrace the opportunities presented by the imperative of speed (acceleration-as-potential). The commentar..

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