Postmodern Climate Change
By Leigh Glover
Routledge – 2006 – 322 pages
Series: Environmental Politics
A much-needed analysis of international climate change politics as a key issue of modernity and in the context of environmentalism.
Leigh Glover presents a new way to understand the climate change problem and is concerned with problems of modernity and postmodernity in the context of contemporary environmental thought. Focusing on the international politics surrounding the UN agreement of climate change, the Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Kyoto Protocol, Glover examines the issue using the key aspects of climate change science, global environmental politics, and global environmental management.
Now available in a paperback edition, Professor Glover’s interdisciplinary book is full of insightful thoughts and theoretical demonstrations; that is its main strength. -- Reviewed by Yves Laberge Québec. G1V 0A6, Canada
1. Climate Change as a Problem of Modernity 2. Modernity and Postmodernity 3. Climate Change Science: Modern Knowledge of a Decreasingly Natural World 4. Climate Change Governance: An International Liberal Democratic System 5. Climate Change Management: Global Aspirations 6. Conclusion: Climate Change and Ecological Postmodernity
Leigh Glover is Policy Fellow at the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy, University of Delaware, USA.