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Felix Ekardt - Author

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Books by Felix Ekardt

Sustainability Transformation, Governance, Ethics, Law

Sustainability Transformation, Governance, Ethics, Law

Author: Felix Ekardt Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/08/2019

This book proposes a holistic transdisciplinary approach to sustainability as a subject of social sciences. At the same time, this approach shows new ways, as perspectives of philosophy, political science, law, economics, sociology, cultural studies and others are here no longer regarded separately. Instead, integrated perspectives on the key issues are carved out: Perspectives on conditions of transformation to sustainability, on key instruments and the normative questions. This allows for a concise answer to urgent and controversial questions such as the following: Is the EU an environmental pioneer? Is it possible to achieve sustainability by purely technical means? If not: will that mean to end of the growth society? How to deal with the follow-up problems? How will societal change be successful? Are political power and capitalism the main barriers to sustainability? What is the role of emotions and conceptions of normality in the transformation process? To which degree are rebound and shifting effects the reason why sustainability politics fail? How much climate protection can be claimed ethically and legally e.g. on grounds of human rights? And what is freedom? Despite all rhetoric, the weak transition in energy, climate, agriculture and conservation serves as key example in this book. It is shown how the Paris Agreement is weak with regard to details and at the same time overrules the growth society by means of a radical 1,5-1,8 degrees temperature limit. It is shown how emissions trading must - and can - be reformed radically. It is shown why CSR, education, cooperation and happiness research are overrated. And we will see what an integrated politics on climate, biodiversity, nitrogen and soil might look like. This book deals with conditions of transformation, governance instruments, ethics and law of sustainability. The relevance of the humanities to sustainability has never before been demonstrated so vividly and broadly as here. And in every area it opens up some completely new perspectives. (Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsacker, Club of Rome, Honorary President) Taking a transdisciplinary perspective, the book canvasses the entire spectrum of issues relevant to sustainability. A most valuable and timely contribution to the debate. (Prof. Dr. Klaus Bosselmann, University of Auckland, Author of The Principle of Sustainability ) This books breathes life into the concept of sustainability. Felix Ekardt tears down the barriers between disciplines and builds a holistic fundament for sustainablility; fit to guide long-term decision-making on the necessary transformation and societal change. (Prof. Dr. Christina Voigt, Oslo University, Dept. of Public and International Law)

Kurzschluss

Kurzschluss

Author: Felix Ekardt Format: eBook Release Date: 04/10/2017

Trump, Erdogan, Brexit: In einer immer komplizierteren Welt sind aktuell Krafte auf dem Vormarsch, die einfache Losungen und klare Sundenbocke verheien. In der Aufregung uber angeblich verblodete Massen geht jedoch unter: Wir alle tragen latent die Neigung zu vereinfachten, verzerrten und bequemen Weltsichten in uns, auch die intellektuellen Weltverbesserer. Nur werden wir mit einfachen Wahrheiten die Probleme einer globalisierten Welt nicht losen, sondern dramatisch scheitern. Wenn wir Uneindeutigkeit und Komplexitat nicht aushalten, hat die Demokratie dauerhaft keine Chance. Felix Ekardt lotet in seinem neuen Buch aus, wie wir Vernunft und Demokratie langfristig fordern und bewahren konnen - oder ob sie in der Gefahr stehen, eine historische Ausnahmeerscheinung zu bleiben.

Jahrhundertaufgabe Energiewende

Jahrhundertaufgabe Energiewende

Author: Felix Ekardt Format: eBook Release Date: 09/03/2015

Die Energiewende ist eine Jahrhundertaufgabe. Doch die bisherige Energie- und Klimapolitik greift viel zu kurz. Entgegen der offentlichen Wahrnehmung sind Deutschland und Europa beispielsweise von ihren Klimazielen meilenweit entfernt. Unbequeme Wahrheiten, wie die Notwendigkeit zur konsequenten Verteuerung der fossilen Brennstoffe, werden nicht diskutiert. Felix Ekardt setzt sich mit der Frage auseinander, wie Gesellschaften und der Einzelne sich verndern und so zu einer echten globalen Energiewende beitragen knnen, obwohl unsere alltglichen Wnsche dem oft entgegenstehen. Er beschreibt, warum ein deutsches beziehungsweise europisches Vorangehen (auch konomisch) sinnvoll sein knnte - und warum neue Lebensstile keine Einschrnkung sind, sondern Freiheit und soziale Gerechtigkeit erst ermglichen.