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Sussex Development Lectures

Covid-19 and development: the politics of uncertainty

12 November 2020 17:00–18:00

Why is uncertainty so important to politics today? From finance and technology to climate change, pandemics, migration and security, what the future holds feels increasingly uncertain and demands alternative approaches. If hopes of much-needed progressive transformations are to be realised, then current blinkered understandings of uncertainty need to be met with renewed democratic struggle.

Exploring how uncertainties are experienced in the context of marginalisation and precarity, Andy Stirling in conversation with Sobia Ahmad Kaker, look at how we can advance a more collective politics of responsibility and care.

The speakers are co-authors, along with Ian Scoones, of the recently published book, The Politics of Uncertainty: Challenges of Transformation.


This event is part of the Sussex Development Lecture series on Covid-19 and development – building back better?

Sussex Development Lectures are jointly run by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), the School of Global Studies , the Science Policy and Research Unit (SPRU) and the Centre for International Education (CIE), based at the University of Sussex.




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