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Governing the Climate: New Approaches to Rationality, Power and Politics

  • Brings new perspectives on significant areas of climate governance, such as carbon markets, forests, and domestic energy consumption
  • Positions critical social and political studies of climate change in relation to other literatures (regime theory, global governance) which are more often deployed in this field of study
  • Offers new insight into the ways in which climate change is creating new forms of social order

By: Johannes Stripple(Editor), Harriet Bulkeley(Editor)

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Jan 2014 | #207011 | ISBN-13: 9781107046269
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Despite a growing interest in critical social and political studies of climate change, the field remains fragmented and diffuse. This is the first volume to collect this body of scholarship, providing a key reference point in the growing debate about climate change across the social sciences. Governing the Climate provides a new set of insights into the ways in which climate change is creating new forms of social order, and the ways in which they are structured through the workings of rationality, power and politics. Governing the Climate is invaluable for three main audiences: social science researchers and advanced students in the field of climate change; the wider research community interested in global environmental politics and global environmental governance; and policy makers and researchers concerned more broadly with environmental politics at international, national and local levels.


Introduction J. Stripple and H. Bulkeley

Part I. Governmentality, Critical Theory and Climate Change:
1. Bringing governmentality to the study of global governance E. Lövbrand and J. Stripple
2. Experimenting on climate governmentality with actor-network theory A. Blok
3. Third side of the coin: hegemony and governmentality in global climate politics B. Stephan, D. Rothe and C. Methman
4. The limits of climate governmentality C. Death

Part II. Cases of Climate Government: Theorising Practice:
5. Neuro-liberal climatic governmentalities M. Whitehead, R. Jones and J. Pykett
6. Making carbon calculations S. Eden
7. Smart meters and the governance of energy use in the household T. Hargreaves
8. Translation loops and shifting rationalities of transnational bioenergy governance J. Kortelainen and M. Albrecht
9. Governing mobile species in a climate-changed world J. Fall
10. Measuring forest carbon H. Lovell
11. Climate security as governmentality: from precaution to preparedness A. Oels

Part III. Future Directions:
12. The rise and fall of the global climate polity O. Corry
13. Climate change multiple S. Randalls
14. Reflections and way forward H. Bulkeley and J. Stripple.

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Johannes Stripple is Associate Professor of Political Science in the Department of Political Science, Lund University, Sweden. Johannes spent part of his post-graduate work in a natural science environment and holds a licentiate of philosophy in environmental science from Kalmar University, Sweden. His research interests lie at the intersection of international relations theory and global environmental politics. His recent research has covered European and international climate policy, carbon markets, renewable energy, adaptation, sinks, and scenarios and governmentalities around climate change, carbon and the Earth system. He has published papers in journals such as Review of International Studies, Global Governance, Critical Policy Studies, Global Environmental Change, International Environmental Agreements, Environment and Planning C, Environmental Politics, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space and Climate Policy.

Harriet Bulkeley is Professor of Geography at Durham University, United Kingdom. Her research interests are in the nature and politics of environmental governance, and focus on policy processes, climate change and urban sustainability. She is co-author of Cities and Climate Change (with Michele Betsill) and of Governing Climate Change (with Peter Newell), and co-editor of Cities and Low Carbon Transitions (2011, with Vanesa Castan-Broto, Mike Hodson and Simon Marvin). She has published widely on these topics, including articles in Political Geography, Environment and Planning A, International Studies Quarterly, Global Environmental Politics and Environmental Politics.

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