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Title The anthropocene debate and political science / edited by Thomas Hickmann, Lena Partzsch, Philipp Pattberg, Sabine Weiland
Edition 1st
Published London : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Series Routledge research in global environmental governance
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of figures; List of tables; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction: a political science perspective on the Anthropocene; PART I Theories and concepts; 2 A natural history for the 21st century: rethinking the Anthropocene narrative with Arendt and Adorno; 3 Disentangling descriptions of and responses to the Anthropocene: norms and implications of scientific representations of the Earth system; 4 The Anthropocene and governance: critical reflections on conceptual relations
10 Sustainability impact assessment of land use changes in the Anthropocene11 The nuclear legacy in the Anthropocene: interrelations between nature, technology and society; 12 Worlds apart? The Global South and the Anthropocene; 13 The Anthropocene concept as a wake-up call for reforming democracy; 14 Conclusion: towards a 'deep debate' on the Anthropocene; Index
5 International theory in the Anthropocene: moving beyond species, state and governancePART II Governance and practices; 6 Security studies and the discourse on the Anthropocene: shortcomings, challenges and opportunities; 7 Global climate governance as boundary object: making the meaning of the Anthropocene; 8 From 'talking the talk' to 'walking the walk'? Multi-level global governance of the Anthropocene in Indonesia; 9 Agricultural governance in the Anthropocene: a research agenda; PART III Critical perspectives and implications
Summary Anthropocene has become an environmental buzzword. It denotes a new geological epoch that is human-dominated. As mounting scientific evidence reveals, humankind has fundamentally altered atmospheric, geological, hydrological, biospheric, and other Earth system processes to an extent that the risk of an irreversible system change emerges. Human societies must therefore change direction and navigate away from critical tipping points in the various ecosystems of our planet. This hypothesis has kicked off a debate not only on the geoscientific definition of the Anthropocene era, but increasingly also in the social sciences. However, the specific contribution of the social sciences disciplines and in particular that of political science still needs to be fully established. This edited volume analyzes, from a political science perspective, the wider social dynamics underlying the ecological and geological changes, as well as their implications for governance and politics in the Anthropocene. The focus is on two questions: (1) What is the contribution of political science to the Anthropocene debate, e.g. in terms of identified problems, answers, and solutions? (2) What are the conceptual and practical implications of the Anthropocene debate for the discipline of political science? Overall, this book contributes to the Anthropocene debate by providing novel theoretical and conceptual accounts of the Anthropocene, engaging with contemporary politics and policy-making in the Anthropocene, and offering a critical reflection on the Anthropocene debate as such. The volume will be of great interest to students and scholars of political science, global environmental politics and governance, and sustainable development
Subject Human ecology -- Political aspects
Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Political aspects
Political science -- Anthropological aspects.
Human ecology -- Political aspects.
Lena Partzsch.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Environmental Policy.
Philipp Pattberg.
Political science -- Anthropological aspects.
Sabine Weiland.
Thomas Hickmann.
environmental ethics.
environmental governance.
environmental policy.
environmental politics.
environmental security.
geological epoch.
Form Electronic book
Author Hickmann, Thomas, editor.
Partzsch, Lena, 1978- editor.
Pattberg, Philipp H., 1975- editor.
Weiland, Sabine, 1969- editor.
ISBN 1351174096