Governing the Climate: New Approaches to Rationality, Power and Politics

Governing the Climate: New Approaches to Rationality, Power and Politics

by Johannes Stripple
     
 

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Despite a growing interest in critical social and political studies of climate change, the field remains fragmented and diffuse. This is the first volume to collect this body of scholarship, providing a key reference point in the growing debate about climate change across the social sciences. The book provides a new set of insights into the ways in which climate

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Despite a growing interest in critical social and political studies of climate change, the field remains fragmented and diffuse. This is the first volume to collect this body of scholarship, providing a key reference point in the growing debate about climate change across the social sciences. The book provides a new set of insights into the ways in which climate change is creating new forms of social order, and the ways in which they are structured through the workings of rationality, power and politics. Governing the Climate is invaluable for three main audiences: social science researchers and advanced students in the field of climate change; the wider research community interested in global environmental politics and global environmental governance; and policy makers and researchers concerned more broadly with environmental politics at international, national and local levels.

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"Climate change is simply too important to leave solely to conventional modes of governance. The kind of theoretical work in this volume can’t solve climate problems, nor can it provide clear administrative blueprints for policy makers, but it does show forcefully that in the face of rapid climate change thinking in new ways about many things is now unavoidable both in the United Nations system and beyond."
Simon Dalby, ACUNS (acuns.org)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107046269
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/31/2014
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Johannes Stripple is Associate Professor of Political Science in the Department of Political Science, Lund University, Sweden. Johannes spent part of his post-graduate work in a natural science environment and holds a licentiate of philosophy in environmental science from Kalmar University, Sweden. His research interests lie at the intersection of international relations theory and global environmental politics. His recent research has covered European and international climate policy, carbon markets, renewable energy, adaptation, sinks, and scenarios and governmentalities around climate change, carbon and the Earth system. He has published papers in journals such as the Review of International Studies, Global Governance, Critical Policy Studies, Global Environmental Change, International Environmental Agreements, Environment and Planning C, Environmental Politics, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space and Climate Policy.

Harriet Bulkeley is Professor of Geography at Durham University, United Kingdom. Her research interests are in the nature and politics of environmental governance, and focus on policy processes, climate change and urban sustainability. She is co-author of Cities and Climate Change (2003, with Michele Betsill) and Governing Climate Change (2010, with Peter Newell), and co-editor of Cities and Low Carbon Transitions (2011, with Vanesa Castan-Broto, Mike Hodson and Simon Marvin). She has published widely on these topics, including articles in Political Geography, Environment and Planning A, International Studies Quarterly, Global Environmental Politics and Environmental Politics.

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