List of figures; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; 1. Encountering the 'Anthropocene': setting the scene Frank Biermann and Eva Loevbrand; Part I. The Conceptual Politics of the Anthropocene: Science, Philosophy, and Culture: 2. The 'Anthropocene' in global change science: expertise, the Earth, and the future of humanity Noel Castree; 3. The 'Anthropocene' in philosophy: the neo-material Turn and the question of nature Manuel Arias-Maldonado; 4. The 'Anthropocene' in popular culture: narrating human agency, force and our place on Earth Alexandra Nikoleris, Johannes Stripple and Paul Tenngart; Part II. Key Concepts and the Anthropocene: A Reconsideration: 5. Power, world politics and thing-systems in the Anthropocene Anthony Burke and Stefanie Fishel; 6. Time and politics in the Anthropocene: to fast, too slow? Victor Galaz; 7. Democracy in the Anthropocene Aysem Mert; 8. Global justice and the Anthropocene: reproducing a development story Jeremy Baskin; Part III. The Practices of Political Study in the Anthropocene: 9. The 'Good Anthropocene' and green political theory: rethinking environmentalism, resisting ecomodernism Anne Fremaux and John Barry; 10. Co-producing knowledge and politics of the Anthropocene: the case of the future Earth program Silke Beck; 11. The ethics of political research in the Anthropocene Paul Wapner; 12. Epilogue: continuity and change in the Anthropocene James Meadowcroft; Index.
Explores the significance of the Anthropocene for environmental politics, analysing political concepts in view of contemporary environmental challenges.
Frank Biermann is Research Professor of Global Sustainability Governance with the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands. He is the founding Chair of the Earth System Governance Project, a global transdisciplinary research network launched in 2009; and Editor-in-Chief of the new peer-reviewed journal of Earth System Governance. In April 2018, he won a European Research Council Advanced Grant for a research program on the steering effects of the Sustainable Development Goals. Eva Loevbrand is Associate Professor in Environmental Change at the Department of Thematic Studies and is also affiliated with the Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research, both at Linkoepings Universitet, Sweden. Much of her work focuses on the ideas, knowledge claims and expert practices that inform and legitimise global environmental politics and governance. Since 2015 she has been the Co-Convenor of the Earth System Governance Project's taskforce on the Anthropocene together with Frank Biermann.
'... by discussing how the Anthropocene relates to contemporary
political concepts such as democracy, power, and time, this
collection opens up to multifaceted trajectories taking into
consideration pluralist and critical perspectives.' L. A. Reisch
and F. C. Doebbe, Journal of Consumer Policy
'... by discussing how the Anthropocene relates to contemporary political concepts such as democracy, power, and time, this collection opens up to multifaceted trajectories taking into consideration pluralist and critical perspectives.' L. A. Reisch and F. C. Doebbe, Journal of Consumer Policy