Book Launch: Climate-Challenged Society & Globalization and the Environment

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Australia has long been known for its environmental politics – movements, policy, and academic analysis. On Wednesday 11th December, four of the most well-known Australia-based academics of environmental politics from the University of Sydney, University of Melbourne, and Australian National University will convene to discuss and celebrate two recent books aimed at analysing and stimulating debate on the current and future state of environmental and climate politics.

Climate-Challenged Society

John S. Dryzek, Richard B. Norgaard and David Schlosberg
This book is an original, accessible, and thought-provoking introduction to the severe and broad-ranging challenges that climate change presents and how societies can respond. It synthesizes and deploys cutting-edge scholarship on the range of social, economic, political, and philosophical issues surrounding climate change, and offers coherent, integrative, and effective ways to move societies beyond their current paralysis.

Globalization and the Environment

Peter Christoff and Robyn Eckersley
This book by two leading scholars offers the first systematic analysis of the relationship between globalization and the environment from the early Modern period to the present. Peter Christoff and Robyn Eckersley develop a broad conceptual framework for understanding the globalization of environmental problems and the highly uneven, often faltering, international political response.

Wednesday 11 December, 2013
5:00-7:00 pm
Sydney University Art Gallery
Quadrangle A14
University of Sydney
RSVP essential: Michelle St Anne

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