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The members spotlight replacement imaginaries and social forces harnessing new organizational and political varieties to counter and displace dominant concepts of rule. They recommend that to handle intensifying financial, ecological and moral crises way more powerful, valid and far-sighted sorts of international governance are required.
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11 For Gramsci (1971) common sense is the set of generally held assumptions and beliefs that form an uncritical conception of the world, partly absorbed from everyday influences such as religion and folklore. e. what is usually called common sense in English). As is suggested in the final chapter of this collection, radical intellectuals must not only challenge such ‘primitive’ common sense but also develop and extend the elements of good sense in their transformative praxis. 12 Recent works on ecology and environmental governance include Dauvergne 2010, Jessop 2010, Rask and Worthington 2013, Weston and Bollier 2013, Green 2014.
Accepting such a reorientation of perspective also suggests the need to combine the functional pursuit of survival and sustainability with the ethical quest for a world order that is grounded in human security, including a far more equitable distribution of the material benefits of economic activity. Acknowledging the gaps between feasibility and necessity is one means of expressing the crisis of our time: the feasible is insufficient to sustain our future, while the necessary is not now able to achieve policy relevance, and so the prospects for the future fall beneath a darkening shadow.
And second, the attempts by a narrow grouping of private and public elites pressing for renewed neoliberal market-based solutions as the normalized governmentality of global governance are not only misguided, they increasingly will be facing political challenges, not least because of the deepening and structural nature of the organic crisis. I therefore think we can now discern potential transformations in global Reimagining the Future 17 politics, and some of the subsequent chapters highlight different dimensions of such potentialities.