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The Political Economy of Climate Change Adaptation

Authors: Sovacool, Benjamin, Linnér, Björn-Ola

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Drawing on concepts in political economy, political ecology, justice theory, and critical development studies, the authors offer the first comprehensive, systematic exploration of the ways in which adaptation projects can produce unintended, undesirable results.
This work is on the Global Policy: Next Generation list of six key books for understanding the politics of global climate change.

About the authors

Dr. Benjamin K. Sovacool is Visiting Associate Professor at Vermont Law School, USA, where he manages the Energy Security and Justice Program at their Institute for Energy & the Environment. He works as a researcher and consultant on issues pertaining to renewable electricity generators and distributed generation, the politics of large-scale energy infrastructure, designing public policy to improve energy security and access to electricity, and building adaptive capacity to the consequences of climate change. He is the author, editor, co-author, or co-editor of 13 books on energy security and climate change issues in addition to hundreds of peer-reviewed academic studies.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction to the Political Economy of Climate Change Adaptation

    Pages 1-32

    Sovacool, Benjamin K. (et al.)

  • Bamboo Thumping Bandits: The Political Economy of Climate Adaptation in Bangladesh

    Pages 33-53

    Sovacool, Benjamin K. (et al.)

  • Degraded Seascapes: The Political Economy of the Dutch Delta Works

    Pages 54-80

    Sovacool, Benjamin K. (et al.)

  • Bloated Bodies: The Political Economy of Hurricane Katrina Recovery

    Pages 81-109

    Sovacool, Benjamin K. (et al.)

  • The Perils of Climate Diplomacy: The Political Economy of the UNFCCC

    Pages 110-135

    Sovacool, Benjamin K. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Political Economy of Climate Change Adaptation
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-49673-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137496737
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-49672-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 226
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