Successfully responding to complex problems such as climate change calls for transformations at an unprecedented rate and scale, and windows of opportunity are rapidly closing. What is the role of paradigms in limiting or accelerating rapid social change? How can alternative paradigms influence research and practice?
Karen O’Brien will open the webinar and make an argument for taking quantum social change seriously. Alexander Wendt (Ohio State University) will follow with a reflection on the politics of paradigm shifts based on his work with quantum social theory. Ann El Khoury (Macquarie University) will explore the possibilities of applying alternative ways of knowing to empirical research. These talks will be followed by three short reflections into the potential for quantum social change by three early-career academics, Leonardo Orlando, Chad Monfreda and Ananka Loubser.
You can register for: Shifting Paradigms: The Potential for Quantum Social Change on 2 Oct 2017 at 15:00 CEST at:
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This webinar is organized by the AdaptationCONNECTS project, Karen O’Brien’s five-year project at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography at the University of Oslo. It is kindly hosted by Future Earth and the Transformations Knowledge Action Network.