Illuminates the diverse roles of, and attitudes to, climate change over a spectrum of scholarly disciplines
Presents a multidisciplinary perspective on climate change policies
Discusses the distribution of responsibilities relating to climate change
Part of the book series: SpringerBriefs in Climate Studies (BRIEFSCLIMATE)
Table of contents (7 chapters)
About this book
This Open Access book presents a multidisciplinary perspective to increase our understanding of climate policies that are rooted in the natural moral inclinations of people, families and firms. Which policies prevent a widening gap between higher and lower educated people? Which policy instruments are there, and how could they be used? What is the role of free entrepreneurship?
In this book, academics from different fields have brought together their knowledge and expertise to reflect on the following three questions:
- How are the polarised positions on climate change of different groups related to their moral outlook, world view, tradition, cultural norms and values?
- What is a good distribution of responsibilities between firms, households and the government relating to climate change?
- What are possible avenues where the climate policies are a natural extension of moral inclinations of families and firms, such as the stewardship for the natural environment and the climate?
This book will be of interest to policy and decision-makers, students of social and behavioural sciences, and those interested climate change policies and how this effects our lives
- Climate change policy
- Responsible citizenship
- Free entrepreneurship
- Natural extension of moral inclinations
- Distribution of moral inclinations
- Stewardship for the natural environment and climate
- Open access
Editors and Affiliations
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
About the editor
Arjen Siegmann is research asssociate at the CDA Research Institute ("Wetenschappelijk Instituut voor het CDA"), associate professor of finance at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and member of the executive board of the Wilfried Martens Centre for Economic Studies. He has written reports on long-term unemployment, the housing market and fiscal policy. In common projects with the Martens Centre and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, he has edited two books on the Middle Class in Europe. His academic research and teaching focuses on financial markets and institutions. He has been a council member at the city of Amstelveen, a researcher at the Netherlands Central Bank (DNB) and an advisor on strategic model development at Abn Amro Bank.
Book Title: Climate of the Middle
Book Subtitle: Understanding Climate Change as a Common Challenge
Editors: Arjen Siegmann
Series Title: SpringerBriefs in Climate Studies
Publisher: Springer Cham
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2022
License: CC BY
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-85321-1
eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-85322-8
Series ISSN: 2213-784X
Series E-ISSN: 2213-7858
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: IX, 71
Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations