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The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society

Edited by John S. Dryzek, Richard B. Norgaard and David Schlosberg

Volume 1, issue Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199566600
Published online January 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199566600.001.0001

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Politics & International Relations

The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society

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The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society presents an analysis of this issue that draws on the best thinking on questions of how climate change affects human systems, and how societies can, do, and should respond. Key topics covered include the history of the issues, the social and political reception of climate science, the denial of that science by individuals and organized interests, the nature of the social disruptions caused by climate change, the economics of those disruptions and possible responses to them, questions of human security and social justice, obligations to future generations, policy instruments for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and governance at local, regional, national, international, and global levels.

Keywords: human systems; society's response; political reception; climate change denial; social disruption; economic disruption; human security; social justice; policy instruments; local governance; regional governance; national governance; international governance; global governance

Book.  736 pages. 

Subjects: Politics

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Climate Change and Society: Approaches and Responses in The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society

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A Truly Complex and Diabolical Policy Problem in The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society

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The Nature of the Problem in The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society

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The Poverty of Climate Economics in The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society

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Environmentality in The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society

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The Physical Sciences and Climate Politics in The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society

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Organized Climate Change Denial in The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society

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