TypeLecture / discussion LanguageEnglisch SpeakerUniv.-Prof. Dr. Ingolfur Blühdorn Organizer Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien Institute for Social Change and Sustainability (IGN), WU Wien Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Contemporary consumer societies are witnessing a significant transformation of their political culture. The silent revolution since the 1970s, that is, the steady rise of eco-democratic value preferences, had seemed to build capacities for the kind of socio-ecological transformation which is now more urgent than ever before. For in light of modern societies’ multiple sustainability crisis, many observers say, the continuation of the status quo is simply not an option. Yet, today’s populist revolution – the Austrian example being a good case in point – is a head-on attack on the old eco-democratic agenda and a determined reinforcement of the established politics of unsustainability. How may we explain the curious resilience of this order of unsustainability? How does the populist revolution change the prospects for the demanded socio-ecological transformation?