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The Resource Earth system governance : world politics in the anthropocene, Frank Biermann

Earth system governance : world politics in the anthropocene, Frank Biermann

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Earth system governance : world politics in the anthropocene
Title
Earth system governance
Title remainder
world politics in the anthropocene
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Frank Biermann
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Language
eng
Summary
Humans are no longer spectators who need to adapt to their natural environment. Our impact on the earth has caused changes that are outside the range of natural variability and are equivalent to such major geological disruptions as ice ages. Some scientists argue that we have entered a new epoch in planetary history: the Anthropocene. In such an era of planet-wide transformation, we need a new model for planet-wide environmental politics. In this book, Frank Biermann proposes 'earth system' governance as just such a new paradigm. Biermann offers both analytical and normative perspectives. He provides detailed analysis of global environmental politics in terms of five dimensions of effective governance: agency, particularly agency beyond that of state actors; architecture of governance, from local to global levels; accountability and legitimacy; equitable allocation of resources; and adaptiveness of governance systems. Biermann goes on to offer a wide range of policy proposals for future environmental governance and a revitalized United Nations, including the establishment of a World Environment Organization and a UN Sustainable Development Council, new mechanisms for strengthened representation of civil society and scientists in global decision making, innovative systems of qualified majority voting in multilateral negotiations, and novel institutions to protect those impacted by global change. Drawing on ten years of research, Biermann formulates earth system governance as an empirical reality and a political necessity.--
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1967-
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Biermann, Frank
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Earth system governance
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  • Global environmental change
  • Global environmental change
  • Climatic changes
  • Climatic changes
  • Environmental policy
  • Nature
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Earth system governance : world politics in the anthropocene, Frank Biermann
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [215]-260) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17679527
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 267 pages
Isbn
9780262028226
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 18248723
  • (OCoLC)878501559
Label
Earth system governance : world politics in the anthropocene, Frank Biermann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [215]-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17679527
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 267 pages
Isbn
9780262028226
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 18248723
  • (OCoLC)878501559

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