Democratizing Global Climate Governance

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Cambridge University Press, Feb 6, 2014 - Political Science - 272 pages
Climate change presents a large, complex and seemingly intractable set of problems that are unprecedented in their scope and severity. Given that climate governance is generated and experienced internationally, effective global governance is imperative; yet current modes of governance have failed to deliver. Hayley Stevenson and John Dryzek argue that effective collective action depends crucially on questions of democratic legitimacy. Spanning topics of multilateral diplomacy, networked governance, representation, accountability, protest and participation, this book charts the failures and successes of global climate governance to offer fresh proposals for a deliberative system which would enable meaningful communication, inclusion of all affected interests, accountability and effectiveness in dealing with climate change; one of the most vexing issues of our time.
 

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Contents

Global climate governance as a deliberative system
12
Tables
21
Mainstream Sustainability page
43
Governance with and without institutionalized
46
the United Nations
61
Emerging centers of networked authority
86
Transmitting public concerns in the deliberative system
120
Accountability
152
Improving the global deliberative system
181
looking for reflexivity
209
Index
247
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Hayley Stevenson is Lecturer in International Relations and Global Environmental Politics at the University of Sheffield. She is the author of Institutionalizing Unsustainability: The Paradox of Global Climate Governance (2013).

John S. Dryzek is Australian Research Council Federation Fellow and Professor of Political Science in the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the Australian National University. His recent books include The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society (co-edited with Richard Norgaard and David Schlosberg, 2011) and The Politics of the Earth: Environmental Discourses, 3rd edition (2013).

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