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Environmental Populism

The Politics of Survival in the Anthropocene

Authors: Beeson, Mark

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  • Considers mutually constitutive interaction between populism and climate change
  • Develops original, plausible comparative scenarios
  • Written in an accessible manner that appeals to both scholarly and wider audience
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This book evaluates climate change and populism, two ideas that do not generally go together. The author argues that perhaps they should if policymakers are to be galvanized into action before it is too late. Although populism is usually associated with right-wing authoritarianism, there is growing interest in more progressive forms of populist politics. Across the world, young people in particular are mobilizing to demand change from an older generation that appears to be incapable of action or is hostage to powerful vested interests and outdated ideas. In this book, the author explains why populist forms of political action may yet provide the key to effective policies, which are often discussed but less frequently implemented. Accessible and trenchantly argued, this book presents a primer for the politics of survival.

About the authors

Mark Beeson is Professor of International Politics at the University of Western Australia. Before re-joining UWA in 2015, he taught at Murdoch, Griffith, Queensland, York (UK) and Birmingham, where he was also head of department. He has also had visiting positions in the UK, France, Germany, Russia, China and Hong Kong. His work is centred on the politics, economics and security of the broadly conceived Asia-Pacific region. He is the author or editor of 19 books, the latest of which is Rethinking Global Governance, which will be published by Palgrave in 2019. Previous books include Regionalism and Globalization in East AsiaPolitics, Security and Economic Development and China’s Regional RelationsEvolving Foreign Policy Dynamics, co-authored with Fujian Li. He is currently the Research Chair of the Australian Institute of International Affairs and a member of the Australian Research Council’s College of Experts.

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In this eminently readable, hard-headed and provocative book, Mark Beeson explores how the complex inter-relationships between reactionary and progressive forms of populism have shaped, for better and for worse, collective responses to the civilizational challenge of climate change. This is not an optimistic tract, but local environmental populism emerges as our best hope.” (Robyn Eckersley, Professor of Political Science in the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne, Australia)

“There are a lot of insights packed into this short book, which takes its bearings from looming climate catastrophe. Mark Beeson shows convincingly that political action need not end in despair, and that—surprisingly—populism may have a part to play in effective response, if it can be bent in an environmental direction.” (John Dryzek, Centenary Professor, Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance, University of Canberra, Australia)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • The State of the World

    Pages 1-19

    Beeson, Mark

  • The Paradoxes of Development

    Pages 21-40

    Beeson, Mark

  • The Limits to International Cooperation

    Pages 41-61

    Beeson, Mark

  • Debating Populism

    Pages 63-86

    Beeson, Mark

  • Populism in Practice

    Pages 87-110

    Beeson, Mark

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eBook 17,84 €
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Softcover 23,91 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-7476-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environmental Populism
Book Subtitle
The Politics of Survival in the Anthropocene
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd., part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-7477-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-7477-7
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-7476-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 131
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