Democratizing Global Climate Governance

Democratizing Global Climate Governance

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Hayley Stevenson
Cambridge University Press, 6/2/2014
EAN 9781107608535, ISBN10: 1107608538

Paperback, 268 pages, 22.8 x 15.2 x 1.5 cm
Language: English

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.

1. The challenge of global climate governance
2. Global climate governance as a deliberative system
3. Governance with and without institutionalized authority
the importance of public space
4. Authoritative global governance
the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
5. Emerging centers of networked authority
6. Transmitting public concerns in the deliberative system
7. Accountability
8. Improving the global deliberative system
9. Conclusion
looking for reflexivity.