Seminar 23: Gianni Vattimo: “Politics in the Era of its Technical Neutralization”

November 22nd, 2013 by admin

 

Friday, November 29Vattimo seminar screengrab

6.00 PM to 7.30 PM

Metcalfe Auditorium, Macquarie Building, State Library of New South Wales

Cost: Adults $15, Friends and Concessions $10.

Booking essential: http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/events/events_talks/events

/sydney_seminar_gianni_vattimo.html

 

Neutralization is a political phenomenon which is spreading across many countries, Italy being an example. If it happens that the main political parties cannot form a coalition or find an agreement, they delegate the political decisions to so-called ‘experts’ or ‘technicians’, usually economists. However, technicians are not “neutral” as they pretend to be: they represent the official science and inevitably tend to the conservation of the status quo. Democracy is seriously threatened by this phenomenon.

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