Climate-Challenged Society

Paperback | November 24, 2013

byJohn S. Dryzek, Richard B. Norgaard, David Schlosberg

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This book is an original, accessible, and thought-provoking introduction to the severe and broad-ranging challenges that climate change presents and how societies can respond. It synthesizes and deploys cutting-edge scholarship on the range of social, economic, political, and philosophicalissues surrounding climate change. The treatment is introductory, but the book is written "with attitude", for nobody has yet charted in coherent, integrative, and effective fashion a way to move societies beyond their current paralysis as they face the challenges of climate change. The coverage begins with an examination of science, public opinion, and policy making, with special attention to organized climate change denial. The book then moves to economic analysis and its limits; different kinds of policies; climate justice; governance at all levels from the local to theglobal; and the challenge of an emerging "Anthropocene" in which the mostly unintended consequences of human action drive the earth system into a more chaotic and unstable era. The conclusion considers the prospects for fundamental transition in ideas, movements, economics, and governance.

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This book is an original, accessible, and thought-provoking introduction to the severe and broad-ranging challenges that climate change presents and how societies can respond. It synthesizes and deploys cutting-edge scholarship on the range of social, economic, political, and philosophicalissues surrounding climate change. The treatmen...

John S. Dryzek is Australian Research Council Federation Fellow and Professor of Political Science in the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the Australian National University. He is the author of a number of books on democracy and environmental politics. Richard B. Norgaard is Professor of Energy and Resources...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.44 inPublished:November 24, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199660115

ISBN - 13:9780199660117

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Climate's Challenges2. Constructing Science and Dealing with Denial3. The Costs of Inaction and the Limits of Economics4. Actions that Promise and Practices that Fall Short5. What's Just?6. Governance7. The Anthropocene8. Transition, Resilience, and Reconstruction