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Discourses of Delay are spookily familiar

Last post 04:11 pm September 9, 2021 by Ian Mitchell
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04:11 pm September 9, 2021

The phrase "discourses of delay" is trending right now (google it). Although used by those promoting climate action, I'm sure the typology will be familiar to any change agent who has struggled against organizational gravity. 

Background paper: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/global-sustainability/article/discourses-of-climate-delay/7B11B722E3E3454BB6212378E32985A7# 

Typology of discourses:

  • Redirect responsibility
  • Push non-transformative solutions
  • Emphasise the downsides
  • Surrender

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