Marcello Di Paola, Gianfranco Pellegrino
Published June 26, 2014
Reference - 256 Pages
ISBN 9781138020276 - CAT# Y165558
Series: Ethics, Human Rights and Global Political Thought
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Climate change is a key challenge in the contemporary world. This volume studies climate change through many lenses: politics, law, ethics, philosophy, religion, and contemporary art and culture. The essays explore alternatives for sustainable development and highlight oft-overlooked issues, such as climate change refugees and food justice. Designed as four parts, the volume: first, offers an astute diagnosis of the political and moral intricacies of climate change; second, deals specifically with topics in the political theory of climate change governance; third, focuses on the moral theory of climate change; and, finally, analyzes the specific ramifications of the climate change problem.
With contributions from experts across the world, this will be especially useful to scholars and students of climate change studies, development studies, environmental studies, politics, and ethics and philosophy. It will also interest policy-makers, social activists, governmental and non-governmental agencies, and those in media and journalism.
Acknowledgements. Introduction: The Ethics and Politics of Climate Change: Many Themes, a Common Global Challenge Marcello Di Paola and Gianfranco Pellegrino Part I: Basic Themes: Governance, Morality, and the Role of Theory 1. Climate Change, Global Governance and Democracy: Some Questions David Held 2. Climate Change, Responsibility and Justice Dale Jamieson 3. Theory and Intuitions in a Broken World Tim Mulgan Part II: Political Theory of Climate Change Governance 4. The Ethics of Climate Change Mitigation Ronald Sandler 5. Responsibility for Mitigation and Adaptation, and the Right to Sustainable Development Darrel Moellendorf 6. Climate Change and Developing Countries: From Leadership to Liability Joyeeta Gupta Part III: Topics in Moral Theory 7. Contractualism and Climate Change Jussi Suikkanen 8. Kamma, Virtues and the Individual: An Early Buddhist Perspective on Climate Change Pragati Sahni 9. Climate Change: Who Does What, Why and How Marcello Di Paola 10. Climate Change and the Intuition of Neutrality Francesco Orsi Part IV: Ramifications 11. Climate Change and Food Justice Lori Gruen and Clement Loo 12. Climate Refugees: A Case for Protection Gianfranco Pellegrino 13. Ethical Issues for Education and Climate Change Christopher Schlottman 14. The Beauty of Climate Change Serena Ciccarelli. About the Editors. Notes on Contributors. Index.