Climate Change in World Politics

Climate Change in World Politics

by J. Vogler

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John Vogler examines the international politics of climate change, with a focus on the United Nations Framework Convention (UNFCCC). He considers how the international system treats the problem of climate change, analysing the ways in which this has been defined by the international community and the interests and alignments of state governments.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137273437
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 11/29/2015
Series: Energy, Climate and the Environment , #14966
Edition description: 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 211
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

John Vogler is Professorial Research Fellow in International Relations at Keele University, UK. He has published widely on the international relations of the environment, the global commons and the external relations of the European Union. For over twenty years he was chair of the British International Studies Association working group on the environment and he is currently a member of the ESRC Centre for Climate Change, Economics and Policy.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Framing and Fragmentation
3. The UNFCCC Regime
4. Interests and Alignments
5. The Pursuit of Justice
6. Recognition and Prestige
7. Structural Change and Climate Politics
8. Conclusion

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'John Vogler has written a fascinating study of the ways in which climate change can be explained by the theory of international relations. This is a much-needed treatment of the relationship between the functional imperative of non-state actors for action on climate control and the political drivers behind the behaviour of dominant states. It is a corrective to those accounts that place the analysis of climate change outside intergovernmental politics, and provides a rich analysis of how the power, prestige and norm-setting activities of states have structured the context within which international climate change policy has been formed. The reader will find here a series of compelling explanations as to why action on climate change has been so difficult to achieve, despite the almost universal recognition that such action is needed. This is a must-read for those trying to understand how science and politics clash over climate change. Vogler's book is full of excellent examples of how politics has framed the climate change debate internationally, and explains why achieving agreement has proven so difficult.' - Professor Sir Steve Smith, University of Exeter, UK

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