Security as a Weapon: How Cataclysm Discourses Frame International Climate Negotiations

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Part of the Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace book series (HSHES, volume 8)

Abstract

I want to testify today about what I believe is a planetary emergency – a crisis that threatens the survival of our civilization and the habitability of the Earth (Al Gore 2007). […] apocalyptic imaginations are decidedly populist and foreclose a proper political framing […], ecology is the new opium for the masses (Swyngedouw 2009).

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Climate Change Subject Position Climate Politics Human Security Discourse Theory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of International RelationsHelmut Schmidt UniversityHamburgGermany

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