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The Dilemmas of Innovation in an Accelerated Age

T w o Contagion and the Creativity of Affect A core contention in this book is that a political theory of affect needs to account for its elusive, ephemeral, and unpredictable effects. IR scholars have tapped various frameworks to understand how foreign policies, insti- tutional innovations, and legal norms travel in an interconnected world— for example, through learning, path dependency, and moral argument. As significant as these social mechanisms are, none captures the fluidity of emotional interaction in cases of concern in global politics, such as those

chapter one Citizenship, Creativity, and the Democratic Imagination Imagine that you are reading your hometown paper one morning andcome across a short item, buried on page 4A: Since Mayor Jones’s election three years ago, crime rates in our area have been cut almost in half. Jones credits his get-tough approach to crime along with the license he has granted to the police department to cut crime however it sees fit. One controversial step the police department has taken is so-called “profile stops”: pulling cars over for minor infractions in the hope that they

T H R E E “Listening to the Voice of the Product” Human Creativity Displaced His Product’s Voice To better understand Brandnew’s innovation strategy, I enrolled in a class at one of the best business schools on the East Coast. The teacher, Dan, based his class in large part on Brandnew’s core strategy of business innovation. I became aware of Dan’s class when Tom, one of Brandnew’s consultants, mentioned it to me. I then wrote an email to Dan to ask whether it would be OK for me to attend his class. Dan immediately wrote back that he wel- comed my presence

his view. While con- ducting their business, however, the political representatives appeared to wish to perform in a particular way. As if, by having been elected to their political Epilogue: On the Dignity and Importance of Politics A Eulogy of the Human Creativity unto Government1 124 e p i l o g u e office, they had experienced a transformation, they engaged in modes of be- havior that could undoubtedly be read as signs of a firm faith in the dignity and importance of politics. Their behavior seemed to imply that their meetings were a sort of stage, where, of

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