Postmodern Climate Change

By Leigh Glover

© 2006 – Routledge

322 pages

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Paperback: 9780415663779
pub: 2011-02-02
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Hardback: 9780415357340
pub: 2006-07-14
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About the Book

A much-needed analysis of international climate change politics as a key issue of modernity and in the context of environmentalism.

Leigh Glover presents a new way to understand the climate change problem and is concerned with problems of modernity and postmodernity in the context of contemporary environmental thought. Focusing on the international politics surrounding the UN agreement of climate change, the Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Kyoto Protocol, Glover examines the issue using the key aspects of climate change science, global environmental politics, and global environmental management.


Now available in a paperback edition, Professor Glover’s interdisciplinary book is full of insightful thoughts and theoretical demonstrations; that is its main strength. -- Reviewed by Yves Laberge Québec. G1V 0A6, Canada

Table of Contents

1. Climate Change as a Problem of Modernity 2. Modernity and Postmodernity 3. Climate Change Science: Modern Knowledge of a Decreasingly Natural World 4. Climate Change Governance: An International Liberal Democratic System 5. Climate Change Management: Global Aspirations 6. Conclusion: Climate Change and Ecological Postmodernity

About the Author

Leigh Glover is Policy Fellow at the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy, University of Delaware, USA.

About the Series

Environmental Politics

Over recent years environmental politics has moved from a peripheral interest to a central concern within the discipline of politics. This series aims to reinforce this trend through the publication of books that investigate the nature of contemporary environmental politics and show the centrality of environmental politics to the study of politics per se. The series understands politics in a broad sense and books will focus on mainstream issues such as the policy process and new social movements as well as emerging areas such as cultural politics and political economy. Books in the series will analyse contemporary political practices with regards to the environment and/or explore possible future directions for the ‘greening’ of contemporary politics. The series will be of interest not only to academics and students working in the environmental field, but will also demand to be read within the broader discipline.

The series consists of two strands:

Environmental Politics addresses the needs of students and teachers, and the titles are published in paperback and hardback.

Routledge Research in Environmental Politics presents innovative new research intended for high-level specialist readership. These titles are published in hardback only.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Environmental Policy