Capitalism and Climate Change: Theoretical Discussion, Historical Development and Policy Responses

Hardcover | November 15, 2011

byMax Koch

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This book discusses climate change as a social issue, examining the incompatibility of capitalist development and Earth'sphysical limits and how these have been regulated in different ways. It addresses the links between modes of consumption, energy regimes and climate change during Fordism and finance-driven capitalism.

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This book discusses climate change as a social issue, examining the incompatibility of capitalist development and Earth'sphysical limits and how these have been regulated in different ways. It addresses the links between modes of consumption, energy regimes and climate change during Fordism and finance-driven capitalism.

MAX KOCHis Professor at the Department of Social Work and Social Welfare, Lund University, Sweden.He has previously published Roads to Post-Fordism: Labour Markets and Social Structures in Europe and Diversity, Standardization and Social Transformation: Gender, Ethnicity and Inequality in Europe (co-edited with L. McMillan and B. Pepe...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.56 inPublished:November 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230272517

ISBN - 13:9780230272514

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Table of Contents

List of Contents
Dedication
List of Tables
List of Abbreviations
Acknowledgement
Introduction
PART I: CAPITALIST DEVELOPMENT AND THE REGULATION OF SOCIETY AND NATURE
Nature and the Work Process
Capitalism, Nature and Climate Change: A Structural Analysis 
The Regulation of Nature and Society in Different Capitalist Growth Strategies
PART II: FORDISM
The Origins of a New Accumulation Regime
The Geographic Extension of Fordism
Mode of Societalisation and Consumption Norm
A Fossil Energy Regime
PART III: FINANCE-DRIVEN CAPITALISM
The Rise of a Finance-Driven Accumulation Regime
The Recomposition of the International Division of Labour
A Worldwide Consumption Norm (Based on Debt) and the Financial Crisis 
The Globalisation of the Fossil Energy Regime
PART IV: THE INTERNATIONAL REGULATION OF CLIMATE CHANGE OR THE COMMODIFICATION OF THE ATMOSPHERE 
Multinational Governance in an Unequal World: The Kyoto Process and the Actors Involved 
Theory and Practice of Carbon Emission Trading: The Case of the EU ETS
The Flaws of Free-Market Solutions for Climate Change Prevention and their Homology to a Finance-Driven Accumulation Regime
Concluding Remarks
Endnotes
Index