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ISBN: 9780199660100

Published: 28 Oct 13

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Climate-Challenged Society

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

This book is a 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 philosophical issues surrounding climate change. It examines science, public opinion, and policy making; economic analysis and its limits; different kinds of policies; climate justice; governance; 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.

Leading authors in the field

Short, clear, and accessible introduction to the topic

Interdisciplinary appeal

Contains one of the first treatments of the implications of an emerging <"Anthropocene>" era for human societies

Striking claims about need for transition to different kind of society

1: Climate's Challenges
2: Constructing Science and Dealing with Denial
3: The Costs of Inaction and the Limits of Economics
4: Actions that Promise and Practices that Fall Short
5: What's Just?
6: Governance
7: The Anthropocene
8: Transition, Resilience, and Reconstruction

John S. Dryzek , Australian Research Council Federation Fellow and Professor of Political Science, Australian National University.

Richard B. Norgaard , Professor of Energy and Resources, University of California, Berkeley

David Schlosberg , Professor of Environmental Politics, University of Sydney

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 at the University of California, Berkeley. He is an eclectic ecological economist. David Schlosberg is Professor of Environmental Politics at the University of Sydney. His work focuses on environmental political theory, environmental justice, and environmental movements.