By Philipp Pattberg,Fariborz Zelli
The time period Anthropocene denotes a brand new geological epoch characterised by means of the extraordinary influence of human actions at the Earth’s ecosystems. whereas the typical sciences have complex their realizing of the drivers and procedures of world switch significantly over the past 20 years, the social sciences lag in the back of in addressing the elemental problem of governance and politics within the Anthropocene.
This booklet makes an attempt to shut this important examine hole, particularly on the subject of the next 3 overarching study topics: (i) the that means, sense-making and contestations rising round the notion of the Anthropocene concerning the social sciences; (ii) the position and relevance of associations, either formal and casual in addition to overseas and transnational, for governing within the Anthropocene; and (iii) the position and relevance of responsibility and different democratic ideas for governing within the Anthropocene. Drawing jointly more than a few key thinkers within the box, this quantity presents one of many first authoritative exams of worldwide environmental politics and governance within the Anthropocene, reflecting on how the planetary scale situation alterations the ways that people reply to the challenge.
This quantity can be of serious curiosity to scholars and students of worldwide environmental politics and governance, and sustainable development.