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The political economy of the low-carbon transition : pathways beyond techno-optimism

Author: Peadar Kirby; Tadhg O'Mahony
Publisher: Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
Series: International political economy series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Addressing the global need to transition to a low-carbon society and economy, the authors interrogate the dominant frames used for understanding this challenge and the predominant policy approaches for achieving it.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)990007620
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peadar Kirby; Tadhg O'Mahony
ISBN: 9783319625546 3319625543
OCLC Number: 1008962912
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Section I: Climate change as problem Chapter 1: Defining the problem: The complex dimensions of the grave new threats we face Chapter 2: Framing the problem: How the climate change message is constructed Chapter 3: Addressing the problem: Understanding low-carbon transition with the social sciences Section II: Development pathways and the low-carbon future Chapter 4: Development models: Lessons from international development Chapter 5: Planning future pathways: Implications and outcomes of scenario studies Section III: Pathways in developed and developing countries Chapter 6: Development and sustainability in the wealthiest regions: Taking the high road? Chapter 7: Development and sustainability in the global South: Different routes to transition and a sustainable society Section IV: Pathways to a low-carbon future Chapter 8: Climate capitalism: How far can it get us?Chapter 9: Identifying an emerging paradigm: Towards ecosocialism? Chapter 10: Options and prospects for a global low-carbon transition Index
Series Title: International political economy series.
Responsibility: Peadar Kirby, Tadhg O'Mahony.

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