Inert Colleconnaissance Syndrome

Noun 

Definition: “Inert colleconnaissance syndrome” désigne la peur d’agir du fait de ne pas vouloir déranger les vieilles habitudes du systèmes. Le syndrome s’applique à la société plutôt qu’a l’individu exclusivement et il est caractérisé par une connaissance collective des problèmes ou injustices actuelles mais qui s’accompagne d’une inaction collective. Ce syndrome se retrouve généralement dans les débats au sujet du réchauffement climatique
Origine : Inerte, French : immobile, sans vie
Collectif, French : collective
Connaissance, French
English:
Definition: Inert colleconnaissance syndrome is a collective understanding marked by a fear of action and  a desire not to upset the system or paradigm. The syndrome is applied to societies rather than the individual exclusively and is marked by a collective knowledge or understanding and concern over a problem or injustice paired with gross collective inaction. The syndrome is frequently applied in discussions of climate change.
Origin: Leo Paulhan, France during Paris COP21 Field Studies, 2015
Inerte, French: lacking the ability or strength to move.
Collectif, French: collective
Connaissance, French: knowledge

 

 

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