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Palgrave Studies in Environmental Transformation, Transition and Accountability

Transformative Climates and Accountable Governance

Editors: Edmondson, Beth, Levy, Stuart (Eds.)

  • Explores the real-world consequences of changing ideas and strategies for effective climate governance
  • Focuses on why accountability matters in international climate change governance
  • Aims to further readers understanding of how accountable climate governance can reduce the risks of global political disorder and widespread conflict
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This book explores the real-world consequences changing ideas and strategies have on effective climate governance. Its main focus is on why accountability matters - both for transformations and transitions in international climate change governance and how international support for environmentally responsible actions, and extending shared accountabilities, might strengthen climate governance globally. A main point of discussion is if and how better understanding of accountabilities and transformations in ecosystems dynamics, the capacities of organisms to adapt, migrate or otherwise respond to environmental or climatic changes, can improve climate governance mechanisms. 
Bringing together a diverse set of considerations from various fields of study, chapters examine responses to environmental transformations that occur during periods of climatic crisis, such as species depletion, industrialisation, de-industrialisation or urbanisation. Throughout, this book aims to further readers understanding of if or how accountable climate governance can reduce the risks of global political disorder and widespread conflict in the 21st century, arising from environmental transformations of depleted forests, re-routed waterways, coastlines impacted by sea level rises, changed rainfall patterns and industrial practices. 

About the authors

Beth Edmondson is a senior lecturer in the School of Arts at Federation University Australia. Her research focuses on international responses to global climate change, the possibilities for order in the international political system, the nature of sovereignty and the scope of international law in constructing governmental capacities.
Stuart Levy is a senior lecturer in the School of Education at Federation University Australia. His interests in international relations include the nature and evolution of state sovereignty and the politics of global climate change.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction to Transformative Climates and Accountable Governance

    Edmondson, Beth (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • The Limits of States and Changing Regulatory Frameworks—Section One

    Edmondson, Beth (et al.)

    Pages 9-13

  • Order and Accountability in Governing Transforming Environments

    Edmondson, Beth (et al.)

    Pages 15-43

  • Imperatives for Climate Governance for States in the Anthropocene: An Agenda for Transformation

    Mummery, Josephine (et al.)

    Pages 45-73

  • The Empire Strikes Back: Fossil Fuel Companies, Investor-State Dispute Settlement, International Trade, and Accountable Climate Governance

    Rimmer, Matthew

    Pages 75-117

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-97400-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-97399-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transformative Climates and Accountable Governance
Editors
  • Beth Edmondson
  • Stuart Levy
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Environmental Transformation, Transition and Accountability
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97400-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97400-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97399-9
Series ISSN
2523-8183
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 312
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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