It is clear that as a species we haven t yet figured out how to work together to solve the great global environmental challenges we face today In this book Victor Galaz usefully and simply introduces the current debates around planetary boundaries before diving into the challenges of finding solutions to governance problems in a complex globalised world which is experiencing rapid technological developments from trading robots to synthetic biology He takes inspiration from people like Nobel Laureate Elinor Ostrom whose work on protecting the commons is second to none He takes issue with the technology will solve all approach of The God Species author Mark Lynas This book is a thought provoking and helpful read for anyone searching for progress on issues such as climate change Mike Childs, Head of Science, Policy Research, Friends of the Earth Victor Galaz opens a new pathway, critically needed, yet breathtaking In a thoughtful and inspirational manner, he takes on the challenge of how humanity is to navigate the unprecedented scale, speed and complexity of the Anthropocene The focus is on the interplay between rapid nonlinear global environmental change and emerging technologies, like engineering the planet, tipping points, epidemic surprise or increased connectivity between financial markets, commodity markets, ecosystem services and underlying technologies In a truly novel way, Galaz moves governance research to the very front of sustainability science and resilience thinking Global Environmental Governance, Technology and Politics is indeed a groundbreaking contribution, highly recommended Carl Folke, Stockholm University, Sweden The idea of the Anthropocene highlights urgent environmental, health and economic challenges facing humanity This book shows clearly why shifts in power and governance must be core to our responses, but also that new, creative, multi scale approaches are needed Candid, reflective and richly illustrated, this is a must read contribution to the debate of our age about how to build sustainable futures Melissa Leach, Institute of Development Studies, Sussex, UKWe live on an increasingly human dominated planet Our impact on the Earth has become so huge that researchers now suggest that it merits its own geological epoch the Anthropocene the age of humans Combining theory development and case studies of planetary boundaries , emerging infectious diseases, financial markets and geoengineering, this groundbreaking book explores the Anthropocene Gap otherwise known as society s current failure to address the most profound environmental challenges of our times.What are the political and institutional implications of this new epoch And what are some novel ways to analyse the complicated interplay between institutions, Earth system complexity and technology This book offers one of the first explorations of political and institutional dimensions of the Anthropocene concept by providing a novel combination of institutional analysis along with insights from Earth system sciences It provides an exploration of the role of technology for global environmental governance and defines a new agenda for political science analysis in the Anthropocene.Offering the first summary of the planetary boundaries debate, this cutting edge book will be of great interest to researchers concerned in the interplay between politics, technology, and global environmental change, and those interested in the debate surrounding the Anthropocene and planetary boundaries....
|Title||:||Global Environmental Governance, Technology and Politics: The Anthropocene Gap|
|Publisher||:||Edward Elgar Pub November 25, 2015|
|Number of Pages||:||208 pages|
|File Size||:||665 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Global Environmental Governance, Technology and Politics: The Anthropocene Gap Reviews
This book has been a great resource for me during my PhD. It provides insight into the governance challenges posed by new technologies that threaten certain social and/or environmental thresholds. Galaz provides a positive slant on these technologies, highlighting the role of innovation in resilience. To me, this book suggests that with the right institutional setting governance challenges can be turned into opportunities.