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Climate leviathan : a political theory of our planetary future

Author: Joel Wainwright; Geoff Mann
Publisher: London : Verso, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides a radical way of thinking about how environmental change will intensify existing challenges to the global order. Wainwright and Mann argue that rapid climate change will transform the world's political economy and the fundamental political arrangements most people take for granted. with the result being a capitalist planetary sovereignty that makes the construction of viable, radical alternatives truly  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joel Wainwright; Geoff Mann
ISBN: 9781786634290 1786634295
OCLC Number: 1005099304
Description: xiii, 207 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Hobbes in our time --
Climate leviathan --
The politics of adaptation --
The adaptation of the political --
A green capitalism? --
Planetary sovereignty --
After Paris --
Climate X.
Other Titles: Political theory of our planetary future
Responsibility: Joel Wainwright and Geoff Mann.

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Provides a radical way of thinking about how environmental change will intensify existing challenges to the global order. Wainwright and Mann argue that rapid climate change will transform the world's political economy and the fundamental political arrangements most people take for granted. with the result being a capitalist planetary sovereignty that makes the construction of viable, radical alternatives truly imperative. --From publisher description.

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