The paper will focus on the context of Social Sustainability within the overall Sustainable Development paradigm. It will examine the implications of working towards sustainable development in an environment where most nation-states are being restrucured on neo-liberal lines. Using the term NeoGlobalization to refer to those aspects of Globalization that are integral to the spread of neo-liberalism, the paper will excavate the implications within the nation-state and look at the changing relationship between the state and the polity. The dramatic economic changes prompted by NeoGlobalization have led to leaders increasingly relying on fear as a way of building cohesion within society and in particular in communities that are being alienated by NeoGlobalization. This paper introduces the notion of “infeartainment’ and excavates the use of this concept as a way of entertaining the polity while containing them at the same time. It will go on to elucidate the impacts of infeartainment on the different areas of human life and also analyse the repercussions on governance and on society especially in the context of social sustainability.
|Keywords:||Globalization, Fear, Social Cohesion|
Director, Center for Multicultural and Community Development (CMCD), University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
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