ABSTRACT

We often hear people saying that our politicians lack imagination. In the world of global governance, politics seems to have become simple administration within a general neoliberal consensus and with very little variation in the political options actually available. No much space is left for imagination understood as the radical capacity to envisage things differently and construct alternative political projects. Those who argue that ‘another world is possible’ – to quote the slogan of the new global movements – are easily labelled as unrealistic, if not as fanatical.1 As a consequence, they are easily expunged from the spectrum of viable political options.