Week 10 – The Climate Crisis

In this session we will examine the relationship between the global economy and the environment, with a particular focus on the issue of climate change.

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Required Readings

Chapter 12 of O’Brien and Williams

Chapter 14 of Ravenhill

Richard Falk, “Global climate change, human security and the future of democracy”, in S. Gill (ed) Global Crisis and the Crisis of Global Leadership (Cambridge University Press, 2012), pp. 89-106.

Peter Newell and Matthew Paterson, “Histories of climate, histories of capitalism”, Ch. 2 in Climate Capitalism: Global Warming and the Transformation of the Global Economy (Cambridge University Press, 2010), pp.11-35.

Recommended Readings

Jennifer Clapp and Eric Helleiner, “International political economy and the environment: Back to the basics?” International Affairs 88, no. 3 (2012): 485-501

John Barry, “Climate change, ‘the cancer stage of capitalism’ and the return of the limits to growth”, in M. Pelling, D. Manuel-Navarrete and M. Redclift (eds), Climate Change and the Crisis of Capitalism (New York: Routledge, 2012).

David Levy, “Business and the evolution of the climate regime: The dynamics of corporate strategies” in D. Levy and P. Newell (eds) The Business of Global Environmental Governance (New Haven: MIT Press, 2005), pp. 73-104

Karine Matthews and Matthew Paterson, “Boom or Bust? The economic engine behind the drive for climate change policy,” Global Change, Peace and Security 17, no. 1 (2005): 59-75.

Tim DiMuzio, “Capitalizing a future unsustainable: Finance, energy and the fate of market civilization,” Review of International Political Economy 19, no. 3 (2012): 363-388.

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