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The Politics of the Anthropocene
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The Politics of the Anthropocene

John S. Dryzek and Jonathan Pickering

Abstract

The Politics of the Anthropocene is a sophisticated yet accessible treatment of how human institutions, practices, and principles need to be re-thought in response to the challenges of the Anthropocene, the emerging epoch of human-induced instability in the Earth system and its life-support capacities. However, the world remains stuck with practices and modes of thinking that were developed in the Holocene – the epoch of around 12,000 years of unusual stability in the Earth system, toward the end of which modern institutions such as states and capitalist markets arose. These institutions persi ... More

Keywords: Anthropocene, Earth system governance, Holocene, environmental governance, path dependency, ecological reflexivity, planetary justice, ecological democracy, deliberative democracy, sustainable development

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198809616
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198809616.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John S. Dryzek, author
Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow and Centenary Professor Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance, Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis, University of Canberra

Jonathan Pickering, author
Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance, Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis, University of Canberra