Theories of Climate Change

“In the end Koch‘s retro-Marxism, Beck‘s utopian internationalism and Giddens‘s climate third way cannot come to grips with the planetary scale and millennial lifetime of climate disruption. In the Anthropocene, political analysis can no longer be grounded in an environment that can be taken for granted, a natural world that provides a mere backdrop for human achievement.”

A review essay of contributions to the political science of climate change by Max Koch, Ulrich Beck and Anthony Giddens, published in the Australian Journal of Political Science, Volume 47, Issue 4, December 2012.

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