Is there a promise of politics?

Author: Mendo Castro Henriques

Communicology. 2018. Vol.6. No.3
Mendo Castro Henriques, PhD, Professor at Catholic University of Portugal, member of the CEFi Board. Address: 1649-023 Lisbon, Palma de Cima. E-mail:

Abstract. We must assess the response of politics to a world that is changing fast and in a way that is increasingly intertwined, complex and unpredictable. Our problem with neoliberalism is not the liberal economy that increased world wealth and brought unprecedented prosperity to emerging countries: our problem is the primacy of the economic markets above every other social dimension. We introduce promise as a major category of analysis that respects time unfolding particularities – contrary to abstract generalities – and helps to rescue politics from the abuses of political fundamentalisms of diverse ideological persuasions.

Keywords: promise, generality, prospective, neoliberalism, markets

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For citation: Henriques M. Is There a Promise of Politics? Communicology (Russia). 2018. Vol. 6. No.3. P. 140-151. DOI 10.21453 / 2311-3065-2018-6-3-140-151.

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