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Accomplishing Climate Governance

by Harriet (University of Durham) Bulkeley

Accomplishing Climate Governance Synopsis

This book provides a new approach to thinking about the politics and geographies of climate governance. It argues that in order to understand the nature and potential of the range of new responses to climate change emerging at multiple scales we need to examine how governance is accomplished - how it is undertaken, practised and contested. Through a range of case studies drawn from communities, corporations and local government, the book examines how climate change comes to be governed and made to matter as an issue with which diverse publics should be concerned. It concludes that rather than seeking the solution to climate change once and for all, we need to engage with the ways in which we can channel our intentions to ameliorate the climate problem to more progressive ends. The book will be of interest to researchers, advanced students and policy makers across the social sciences.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781107038653
Publication date: 25th September 2015
Author: Harriet (University of Durham) Bulkeley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 204 pages
Categories: International environmental law,

About Harriet (University of Durham) Bulkeley

Harriet Bulkeley is a Professor in the Department of Geography, University of Durham. Her research focuses on the processes and politics of environmental governance. Her recent books include Cities and Climate Change (2013), Governing Climate Change (2010), Cities and Low Carbon Transitions (2011), Governing the Climate: New Approaches to Rationality, Power and Politics (2014), Transnational Climate Governance (2014) and An Urban Politics of Climate Change (2014). She was awarded a Leverhulme Prize in 2007 for her 'outstanding contribution' to geographical research and an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Climate Change Leadership Fellowship in 2008 for her innovative work on cities and climate change. She has been an ...

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