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Earth System Governance: World Politics in the Anthropocene
Humans are no longer spectators who need to adapt to their natural environment. Our impact on the earth has caused changes that are outside the range of natural variability and are equivalent to such major geological disruptions as ice ages. Some scientists argue that we have entered a new epoch in planetary history: the Anthropocene. In such an era of planet-wide ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published November 28th 2014 by Mit Press
(first published October 31st 2014)
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I had to read this book for my global environnemental politics class. It was interesting but you need to be an expert in the field to understand it fully. It gives a different approach to earth system governance including the definition of Anthropocene and normative analysis of today's global system. Frank Biermann proposes a lot of example on how the earth system governance can be changed and improved in the future. Covering different fields such as architecture, actors and so on. It was a good ...more