TITLE

TOWARD A SYNTHESIS OF POLITICS AND TRUST VALERIE GRABER RESTIVO CANADIAN PEACE RESEARCH INSTITUTE

AUTHOR(S)
Restivo, Valerie Graber; Worthington, Richard
PUB. DATE
December 1980
SOURCE
Humanity & Society;Dec80, Vol. 4 Issue 4, p321
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Most utopian fiction creates an ideal society by literary fiat, thereby demonstrating that once in place the institutions of such a society could operate rather effectively. An obstacle encountered in the now-literary world is the suspicion, or distrust, that is so deeply embedded in the cultural matrix of the highly competitive society. This distrust impairs the development of cooperation required for the utopian scenario to work, in the present essay people therefore examine the problem of trust, at interpersonal and large-scale "political" levels, as it hears upon the transition to a more utopian future. What this means is that in a nuclear society there will quite likely be surpluses of electricity, and individual consumption will have to be centrally stimulated in order to utilize capital investment with maximum profit efficiency. The solar option, on the other hand, is more flexible and responsive to needs at a grass roots level. This does not mean that solar technologies will result in a capacity for continuing to consume power at the present rate.
ACCESSION #
11738997

 

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