An Inconvenient Democracy: Knowledge and Climate Change
- 968 Downloads
… my own experience and everyday knowledge illustrate that comfort and ignorance are the biggest flaws of human character. This is a potentially deadly mix.
The martial celebration of a decisionism that burst the limits of the boredom of deliberation came to be seen … as the royal road to the will’s restoration.
Pierre Rosanvallon (2006:191–192)
The dispute about climate change, its repercussions for the world, alternative conceptions of (historical and moral) responsibility and effective ways of responding is of course a profound and highly controversial socio-political issue, not in all but in some countries, in particular. The political controversies linked to the nature and the responses of climate change are of course deeply embedded in contradictory political world views, for example, the clash between conservative and liberal positions that advocate the withdrawal of the state from many of the affairs of society or those who see the solution to...
KeywordsGlobal Warming Climate Policy Carbon Price Climate Scientist Democratic Governance
- Baber, W. F., & Barlett, R. V. 2005. Deliberative Environmental Politics. Democracy and Ecological Rationality. Cambridge: MIT Press.Google Scholar
- Beeson, M. 2010. The coming of environmental authoritarianism. Environmental Politics. 19:276:264.Google Scholar
- Bernal, J. D. 1939. The Social Functions of Science. New York: Macmillan.Google Scholar
- Berlin, Isaiah ( 1969). Two concepts of liberty, in Isaiah Berlin, Four Essays on Liberty. Oxford: Oxford University Press, S. 118-172.Google Scholar
- Boas, F. 1939. Democracy and Intellectual Freedom. Address delivered at a meeting sponsored by the Lincoln’s Birthday Committee for Democracy and Intellectual Freedom, February 12, 1939. The American Teacher, March: 1.Google Scholar
- Boas, Franz (1938), Manifesto on Freedom of Science. The Committee of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science.Google Scholar
- Durkheim, Emile ( 1992), Professional Ethics and Civic Morals. With a New Preface by Bryan S. Turner. London: Routledge.Google Scholar
- Hardin, G. 1977. Living on a lifeboat. In J. A. Baden & G. Hardin (Eds.), Managing the Commons. San Francisco: W.H. Freeman.Google Scholar
- Hayek, F. A. 1960. The Constitution of Liberty. London: Routledge.Google Scholar
- Heilbroner, R. L. 1974. An Inquiry into the Human Prospect. New York: W.W. Norton.Google Scholar
- Hobsbawm, E. ( 2008). Globalisation, Democracy and Terrorism. London: Abacus (Little, Brown).Google Scholar
- Lovelock, J. 2009. The Vanishing Face of Gaiia. A Final Warning. New York: Basic Books.Google Scholar
- Lovelock, J. 2006. The Revenge of Gaia. Why the Earth is Fighting Back – and How We Can Still Save Humanity. London: Allen Lane.Google Scholar
- Purdy, J. 2009. The politics of nature: Climate change, environmental law, and democracy. The Yale Law Journal, 119, 1122–1192.Google Scholar
- Rosanvallon, P. 2006. Democracy. Past and Future. New York: Columbia University Press.Google Scholar
- Shearman, D., & Smith, J. W. 2007. The Climate Change Challenge and the Failure of Democracy. Westport: Praeger.Google Scholar