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Title: Entropic Empire
Other Titles: On the City of Man in the Age of Disaster
Authors: De Cauter, Lieven
Contributors: Dehaene, Michiel
Laermans, Rudi
Deboosere, Pattick
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: nai010 publishers
Series Title: Reflect # 9
Abstract: Our world is a complex, sophisticated system but also an increasingly chaotic and barbaric one. Due to the war on terror, the dualization of our world under neoliberalism, migrations, global warming and the ongoing demographic explosion, chaos and anarchy are becoming part of our world system in a new way. One could call it the ‘New World Disorder’ or ‘Entropic Empire’. Entropic Empire is a perverse synthesis of the three bad forms of government: the war on terror as planetary state of exception can be considered a new tyranny, the neoliberal hegemony as a new oligarchy, the failing states, the imploding societies and a latent globalizing civil war as a new anarchy. This book ultimately tries to fathom the political condition of the City of Man in a coming era: the Age of Disaster.
ISBN: 978-94-6208-028-7
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IBa
Appears in Collections:Centre for Sociological Research
Research Group Urbanity & Architecture (OSA) (-)

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