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Climate Change in World Politics

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Multi-faceted view of climate change from an International Relations, global governance, justice, sustainable development and national identity perspective

  • The author has worked on global environmental issues for more than 20 years and is a member of the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy

  • Links climate change to ongoing economic, financial and political crises

  • Author focuses on the explicitly political and international dimension of the wider climate problem

  • Includes a dedicated chapter on the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), the international environmental treaty with the broadest legitimacy and membership

Part of the book series: Energy, Climate and the Environment (ECE)

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    • John Vogler
    Pages 1-12
  3. Framing and Fragmentation

    • John Vogler
    Pages 13-34
  4. The UNFCCC Regime

    • John Vogler
    Pages 35-59
  5. Interests and Alignments

    • John Vogler
    Pages 60-85
  6. The Pursuit of Justice

    • John Vogler
    Pages 86-107
  7. Recognition and Prestige

    • John Vogler
    Pages 108-130
  8. Structural Change and Climate Politics

    • John Vogler
    Pages 131-156
  9. Conclusion

    • John Vogler
    Pages 157-177
  10. Back Matter

    Pages 178-211

About this book

John Vogler examines the international politics of climate change, with a focus on the United Nations Framework Convention (UNFCCC). He considers how the international system treats the problem of climate change, analysing the ways in which this has been defined by the international community and the interests and alignments of state governments.

Keywords

  • Climate change
  • international relations
  • politics
  • power and prestige
  • international structure
  • UNFCCC
  • climate change
  • environment
  • global governance
  • Governance
  • government
  • Institution
  • national identity
  • Policy
  • sustainable development
  • United Nations

Reviews

“In ‘Climate Change in World Politics’, John Vogler … examines the international politics of climate change, with a focus on the United Nations Framework Convention (UNFCCC). … an extraordinary study that is very highly recommended for community, college, and university library Political Science and Environmental Studies reference collections and supplemental studies reading lists.” (Midwest Book Review, midwestbookreview.com, Vol. 11 (6), June, 2016)

'John Vogler has written a fascinating study of the ways in which climate change can be explained by the theory of international relations. This is a much-needed treatment of the relationship between the functional imperative of non-state actors for action on climate control and the political drivers behind the behaviour of dominant states. It is a corrective to those accounts that place the analysis of climate change outside intergovernmental politics, and provides a rich analysis of how the power, prestige and norm-setting activities of states have structured the context within which international climate change policy has been formed. The reader will find here a series of compelling explanations as to why action on climate change has been so difficult to achieve, despite the almost universal recognition that such action is needed. This is a must-read for those trying to understand how science and politics clash over climate change. Vogler's book is full of excellent examples of how politics has framed the climate change debate internationally, and explains why achieving agreement has proven so difficult.' - Professor Sir Steve Smith, University of Exeter, UK

Authors and Affiliations

  • Keele University, UK

    John Vogler

About the author

John Vogler is Professorial Research Fellow in International Relations at Keele University, UK. He has published widely on the international relations of the environment, the global commons and the external relations of the European Union. For over twenty years he was chair of the British International Studies Association working group on the environment and he is currently a member of the ESRC Centre for Climate Change, Economics and Policy.

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  • ISBN: 978-1-137-27341-3
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  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 44.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)