The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society

Paperback | August 28, 2013

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

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Climate change presents perhaps the most profound challenge ever confronted by human society. This volume is a definitive analysis drawing on the best thinking on questions of how climate change affects human systems, and how societies can, do, and should respond. Key topics covered includethe history of the issues, social and political reception of climate science, the denial of that science by individuals and organized interests, the nature of the social disruptions caused by climate change, the economics of those disruptions and possible responses to them, questions of humansecurity and social justice, obligations to future generations, policy instruments for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and governance at local, regional, national, international, and global levels.

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Climate change presents perhaps the most profound challenge ever confronted by human society. This volume is a definitive analysis drawing on the best thinking on questions of how climate change affects human systems, and how societies can, do, and should respond. Key topics covered includethe history of the issues, social and politica...

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

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:736 pagesPublished:August 28, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ContentsPart I: Introduction1. John S. Dryzek, Richard B. Norgaard, and David Schlosberg: Climate Change and Society: Approaches and ResponsesPart II: The Challeng and Its History2. Will Steffen: A Truly Complex and Diabolical Policy Problem3. Dale Jamieson: The Nature of the Problem4. Mark Sagoff: The Poverty of Climate Economics5. Spencer Weart: The Development of the Concept of Dangerous Anthropogenic Climate Change6. Maarten A. Hajer and Wytske Versteeg: Voices of Vulnerability: The Reconfiguration of Policy Discourses7. Timothy W. Luke: EnvironmentalityPart III: Science, Society, and Public Opinion8. Hans von Storch, Armin Bunde, and Nico Stehr: The Physical Sciences and Climate Politics9. Sheila Jasanoff: Cosmopolitan Knowledge: Climate Science and Global Civic Epistemology10. Riley E. Dunlap and Aaron M. McCright: Organized Climate Change Denial11. Susanne C. Moser and Lisa Dilling: Communicating Climate Change: Closing the Science-Action GapPart IV: Social Impacts12. Robert Mendelsohn: Economic Estimates of the Damages Caused by Climate Change13. Richard B. Norgaard: Weighing Climate Futures: A Critical Review of the Application of Economic Valuation14. Colin Polsky and Hallie Eakin: Global Change Vulnerability Assessments: Definitions, Challenges, and Opportunities15. Elizabeth G. Hanna: Health Hazards16. Robert Melchior Figueroa: Indigenous Peoples and Cultural LossesPart V: Security17. Nils Gilman, Doug Randall, and Peter Schwartz: Climate Change and "Security"18. Jon Barnett: Human Security19. Timothy Doyle and Sanjay Chaturvedi: Climate Refugees and Security: Conceptualizations, Categories, and ContestationsPart VI: Justice20. Simon Dietz: From Efficiency to Justice: Utility as the Informational Basis for Climate Strategies, and Some Alternatives21. Stephen M. Gardiner: Climate Justice22. Paul Baer: International Justice23. Richard Howarth: Intergenerational JusticePart VII: Publics and Movements24. Matthew C. Nisbet: Public Opinion and Participation25. Ronnie D. Lipschutz and Corina McKendry: Social Movements and Global Civil Society26. Paul Routledge: Transnational Climate Justice Solidarities27. Kari Marie Norgaard: Climate Denial: Emotion, Psychology, Culture, and Political Economy28. Laurel Kearns: The Role of Religions in ActivismPart VIII: Government Responses29. Peter Christoff and Robyn Eckersley: Comparing State Responses30. Miranda A. Schreurs: Climate Change Politics in an Authoritarian State: The Ambivalent Case of China31. Harriet Bulkeley: Cities and Subnational Governments32. Daniel A. Farber: Issues of Scale in Climate Governance33. Ian Gough and James Meadowcroft: Decarbonizing the Welfare State34. Sivan Kartha: Discourses of The Global SouthPart IX: Policy Instruments35. David Harrison, Andrew Foss, Per Klevnas, and Daniel Radov: Economic Policy Instruments for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions36. Andrew Jordan, David Benson, Rudiger Wurzel, and Anthony Zito: Policy Instruments in Practice37. Clive L. Spash: Carbon Trading: A Critique38. Mark Diesendorf: Redesigning Energy SystemsPart X: Producers and Consumers39. Simone Pulver: Corporate Responses40. Andrew Szasz: Is Green Consumption Part of the Solution?Part XI: Global Governance41. Matthew Paterson: Selling Carbon: From International Climate Regime to Global Carbon Market42. Oran R. Young: Improving the Performance of the Climate Regime: Insights from Regime Analysis43. Paul G. Harris: Reconceptualizing Global Governance44. Walter F. Baber and Robert V. Bartlett: The Role of International Law in Global GovernancePart XII: Reconstruction45. Karin Backstrand: The Democratic Legitimacy of Global Governance After Copenhagen46. Frank Biermann: New Actors and Mechanisms of Global Governance47. W. Neil Adger, Katrina Brown, and James Waters: Resilience