Security and Climate Change: International Relations and the Limits of Realism

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Taylor & Francis, 2005 - Political Science - 164 pages
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This new book explains why the international community has responded with a sense of fatalistic passivity to climate change.

It presents a distinct critique of realism through the study of this topic, commonly overlooked in international relations. The author argues that the realist view rests on a dangerous contradiction; far from delivering security it serves to limit the way we think about the new generation of risks we face. The book also provides a detailed case study evaluating US climate politics under the Clinton and Bush administrations.

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About the author (2005)

Dr Mark J. Lacy is a lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Lancaster University, UK.

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