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[[File:Paquet-The-New-Geo-Governance-cover.jpg|thumb|right|400px|Paquet, The New Geo-Governance, 2005]]
recasting complex, ongoing social situations as problems with definite solutions. "The belief that all difficulties have benign solutions, often of a technocratic nature."&nbsp;Jennifer Lloyd @JEVLloyd, [https://twitter.com/JEVLloyd/status/394982721887281152?s=20 Oct 28, 2013]<br/> &nbsp;
= Paquet: seeing puzzles to solve, vs issues to address =
Morozov discusses various other writers whom he considers to have made related critiques:&nbsp;
<blockquote>''"In his brilliant essay “In Praise of Inconsistency,” published in Dissent in 1964, the Polish philosopher '''Leszek Kolakowsk'''i argued that, given that we are regularly confronted with equally valid choices where painful ethical reflection is in order, being inconsistent is the only way to avoid becoming a doctrinaire ideologue who sticks to an algorithm. For Kolakowski, absolute consistency is identical to fanaticism."'' &nbsp;</blockquote> <blockquote>''"Design theorist '''Michael Dobbins''' has it right: solutionism presumes rather than investigates the problems that it is trying to solve."&nbsp;''</blockquote> <blockquote>''"Many of the antisolutionist jibes throughout this book fit into the tripartite taxonomy of reactionary social change so skillfully outlined by the social theorist '''Albert Hirshman'''..in his influential book The Rhetoric of Reaction.''</blockquote> <blockquote>''"My critique of solutionism bears some resemblance to several critiques of the numerous eaerlier efforts to put humanity into too tight a straitjacket...I'm thinking, in particular, of '''Ivan Illich''''s protestations against the highly efficient but dehumanizing systems of professional schooling and medicine, '''Jane Jacobs'''' attacks on the arrogance of urban plans...'''James Scott''''s concern with how states have forced what he calls 'legibility' on their subjects. Some might add '''Friedrich Hayek''''s opposition to central planners, with their inherent deficiency, to this list."&nbsp;''</blockquote>
= <br/> Related terms / quotes&nbsp; = ''« Il n'y a pas de problèmes ; il n'y a que des solutions. L'esprit de l'homme invente ensuite le problème. Il voit des problèmes partout. »''<br/> "There are no problems; there are only solutions. The mind of the man then invents the problem. He sees problems everywhere." - André Gide ''« S'il n'y a pas de solution c'est qu'il n'y a pas de problème.»&nbsp;''<br/> ("If there is no solution, there is no problem.")<br/> - Jacques Rouxel. &nbsp;
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