Democratizing Global Climate Governance

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Climate change presents a large, complex and seemingly intractable set of problems that are unprecedented in their scope and severity. Given that climate governance is generated and experienced internationally, effective global governance is imperative; yet current modes of governance have failed to deliver. Hayley Stevenson and John Dryzek argue that effective collective action depends crucially on questions of democratic legitimacy. Spanning topics of multilateral diplomacy, networked governance, representation, accountability, protest and participation, this book charts the failures and successes of global climate governance to offer fresh proposals for a deliberative system which would enable meaningful communication, inclusion of all affected interests, accountability and effectiveness in dealing with climate change; one of the most vexing issues of our time.

About the Author
Hayley Stevenson is Lecturer in International Relations and Global Environmental Politics at the University of Sheffield. She is the author of Institutionalizing Unsustainability: The Paradox of Global Climate Governance (2013).

John S. Dryzek is Australian Research Council Federation Fellow and Professor of Political Science in the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the Australian National University. His recent books include The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society (co-edited with Richard Norgaard and David Schlosberg, 2011) and The Politics of the Earth: Environmental Discourses, 3rd edition (2013). –This text refers to the paperback edition.
Book Description
This book provides a fresh perspective on the state of global climate governance, offering innovative suggestions for improving its effectiveness and legitimacy. –This text refers to the paperback edition.
Few issues are more vexing for global governance than climate change. Democratizing Global Climate Governance challenges traditional assumptions made by democratic and international relations theorists to offer a fresh appraisal of existing global climate governance and consider the potential for democratic reform. –This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Product Key Features
Format Trade Paperback
Language English
Publication Year 2014
Number of Pages 267 Pages

Dimensions
Item Length 9in.
Item Height 0.6in.
Item Width 6in.
Item Weight 14.1 Oz

Additional Product Features
Author John S. Dryzek, Hayley Stevenson
Table of Content Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. The challenge of global climate governance; 2. Global climate governance as a deliberative system; 3. Governance with and without institutionalized authority: the importance of public space; 4. Authoritative global governance: the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change; 5. Emerging centers of networked authority; 6. Transmitting public concerns in the deliberative system; 7. Accountability; 8. Improving the global deliberative system; 9. Conclusion: looking for reflexivity.
Copyright Date 2014
Target Audience Scholarly & Professional
Topic Environmental Conservation & Protection, History & Theory, Global Warming & Climate Change, Public Policy / Environmental Policy
Dewey Decimal 363.738756
Dewey Edition 23
Genre Nature, Science, Political Science

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