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The Resource Climate change, ethics and human security, edited by Karen O'Brien, Asunción Lera St. Clair, Berit Kristoffersen

Climate change, ethics and human security, edited by Karen O'Brien, Asunción Lera St. Clair, Berit Kristoffersen

Label
Climate change, ethics and human security
Title
Climate change, ethics and human security
Statement of responsibility
edited by Karen O'Brien, Asunción Lera St. Clair, Berit Kristoffersen
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Presenting human security perspectives on climate change, this volume raises issues of equity, ethics and environmental justice, as well as our capacity to respond to what is increasingly considered to be the greatest societal challenge for humankind. Written by international experts, it argues that climate change must be viewed as an issue of human security, and not an environmental problem that can be managed in isolation from larger questions concerning development trajectories, and ethical obligations towards the poor and to future generations. The concept of human security offers a new approach to the challenges of climate change, and the responses that could lead to a more equitable and sustainable future. Climate Change, Ethics and Human Security will be of interest to researchers, policy makers, and practitioners concerned with the human dimensions of climate change, as well as to upper-level students in the social sciences and humanities interested in climate change"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Dewey number
304.2/3
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • O'Brien, Karen L
  • St. Clair, Asuncion Lera
  • Kristoffersen, Berit
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  • Human beings
  • Human security
  • Human rights
  • Climatic changes
Label
Climate change, ethics and human security, edited by Karen O'Brien, Asunción Lera St. Clair, Berit Kristoffersen
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Cover -- Half-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Contributors -- Foreword -- Preface -- Part I: Framings -- 1 The framing of climate change: why it matters -- Introduction -- Framings of climate change: what are the boundaries? -- Climate change as a separate box -- Opening the box: climate change as an issue of human security -- Contributions to this book -- References -- 2 The idea of human security -- Prelude: The surprising spread of 8216;human security discourse -- The concept of 8216;security in a human context -- Components of the 8216;human security discourse(s) -- Roles -- Attacks on the idea of 8216;human security -- Concluding thoughts -- References -- 3 Climate change science and policy, as if people mattered -- Introduction -- Understanding climate change: big pictures and local lacunas -- The Pacific lacunae -- Human security: position, power and perspective -- Conclusions -- References -- Part II: Equity -- 4 A 8220;shared vision8221;? Why inequality should worry us -- Introduction: a 8220;shared vision8221;? -- The corrosive impact of inequality on North8211;South global climate negotiations -- Inequality and mistrust in international environmental regimes -- Looking ahead towards solutions -- Moving towards 8220;hybrid justice8221; -- Building trust and developing a 8220;shared vision8221; -- References -- 5 Fair decision making in a new climate of risk -- Introduction -- Adaptation to imposed climate change: vulnerability and access to decisions -- The governance of adaptation: inclusion and legitimacy -- Conclusions -- References -- Part III: Ethics -- 6 Ethics, politics, economics and the global environment -- Introduction -- The ethics of sustainable development in practice -- The politics of global environmental challenges -- Economics and climate change -- Conclusion -- References -- 7 Human rights, climate change, and discounting -- The main argument -- Rights and discounting -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgements -- References -- 8 Climate change as a global test for contemporary political institutions and theories -- The global test -- Scenarios -- The conjecture -- Theoretical vices -- An illustration: utilitarianism -- Human security -- Acknowledgements -- References -- Part IV: Reflexivity -- 9 Linking sustainable development with climate change adaptation and mitigation -- Introduction -- Conceptual framework -- Assessment framework -- Operationalising the assessment framework -- Linking climate change and sustainable development -- Identifying measures to promote sustainable development pathways -- Acknowledgements -- References -- 10 Global poverty and climate change: towards the responsibility to protect -- Introduction -- Dominant perspectives on the relations between climate change, poverty and development -- The importance of global knowledge institutions -- Towards the responsibility to protect people from poverty and climate change -- References -- 11 Social contracts in a changing climate: security of what and for whom? -- Introduction -- Social contract theory: a problematic legacy for sustainability -- The 8216;tweaking of the social contract in response to climate change -- Alternative visions to market-liberal
Control code
ocn659732219
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 231 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511776427
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)659732219
Label
Climate change, ethics and human security, edited by Karen O'Brien, Asunción Lera St. Clair, Berit Kristoffersen
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Cover -- Half-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Contributors -- Foreword -- Preface -- Part I: Framings -- 1 The framing of climate change: why it matters -- Introduction -- Framings of climate change: what are the boundaries? -- Climate change as a separate box -- Opening the box: climate change as an issue of human security -- Contributions to this book -- References -- 2 The idea of human security -- Prelude: The surprising spread of 8216;human security discourse -- The concept of 8216;security in a human context -- Components of the 8216;human security discourse(s) -- Roles -- Attacks on the idea of 8216;human security -- Concluding thoughts -- References -- 3 Climate change science and policy, as if people mattered -- Introduction -- Understanding climate change: big pictures and local lacunas -- The Pacific lacunae -- Human security: position, power and perspective -- Conclusions -- References -- Part II: Equity -- 4 A 8220;shared vision8221;? Why inequality should worry us -- Introduction: a 8220;shared vision8221;? -- The corrosive impact of inequality on North8211;South global climate negotiations -- Inequality and mistrust in international environmental regimes -- Looking ahead towards solutions -- Moving towards 8220;hybrid justice8221; -- Building trust and developing a 8220;shared vision8221; -- References -- 5 Fair decision making in a new climate of risk -- Introduction -- Adaptation to imposed climate change: vulnerability and access to decisions -- The governance of adaptation: inclusion and legitimacy -- Conclusions -- References -- Part III: Ethics -- 6 Ethics, politics, economics and the global environment -- Introduction -- The ethics of sustainable development in practice -- The politics of global environmental challenges -- Economics and climate change -- Conclusion -- References -- 7 Human rights, climate change, and discounting -- The main argument -- Rights and discounting -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgements -- References -- 8 Climate change as a global test for contemporary political institutions and theories -- The global test -- Scenarios -- The conjecture -- Theoretical vices -- An illustration: utilitarianism -- Human security -- Acknowledgements -- References -- Part IV: Reflexivity -- 9 Linking sustainable development with climate change adaptation and mitigation -- Introduction -- Conceptual framework -- Assessment framework -- Operationalising the assessment framework -- Linking climate change and sustainable development -- Identifying measures to promote sustainable development pathways -- Acknowledgements -- References -- 10 Global poverty and climate change: towards the responsibility to protect -- Introduction -- Dominant perspectives on the relations between climate change, poverty and development -- The importance of global knowledge institutions -- Towards the responsibility to protect people from poverty and climate change -- References -- 11 Social contracts in a changing climate: security of what and for whom? -- Introduction -- Social contract theory: a problematic legacy for sustainability -- The 8216;tweaking of the social contract in response to climate change -- Alternative visions to market-liberal
Control code
ocn659732219
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 231 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511776427
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)659732219

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